Thomas Clayton Long Sr.

Published 6:08 am Saturday, June 1, 2019

Thomas Clayton Long Sr., or “Tommy” as he was best known, of Knotts Island, died May 27, 2019 at his home. Tommy was 89. He was predeceased by his wife Ann Long; his son, Tommy Long Jr.; parents Clayton and Marcelline Long; and brother John A. Long.

Tommy was born in Philadelphia, Pa. and spent the majority of his childhood on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. He attended high school in Eastville, Va. while working hard on the family farm. At the suggestion of his little brother, Tommy found work in the local Colonial Stores supermarket. Tommy excelled and remained with the company for over fifty years even as it transitioned to the A+P and finally to Pantry Pride. After retiring from the grocery business, Tommy retired to Knotts Island where he passed the time working for a local barbeque restaurant.

Survivors include brother Paul J. Long of Lucama; one niece; three nephews and friends.

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The family will honor Tommy’s wishes for cremation and no memorial services are planned at this time. Condolences to the family may be expressed via the online register at Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.