Roy Dale Long, age 88, of Hayesville, NC passed away Saturday, October 26, 2019 surrounded by family.
Dale, most commonly known as Daddy, Pa Pa, and Pappy, spent his entire life focused on spreading love to all that met him. He was at complete piece when producing magic through his woodworking talents. Dale made sure to pass down his love for family and God's wondrous creations to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The world is a little darker now that he is no longer with us so it is up to all of us to carry on in his absence and represent him as he would expect.
Dale was born to the late Buford and Donnie Maney Long on April 19, 1931 in Rainbow Springs, NC. He proudly served in the Army and was a Korean War era veteran.
In addition to his parents, Dale was preceded in death by brothers, Paul B, James, Billy and R.L. Long; and sister, Eula Mae Long.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Willa Mae Long; brother, Robert Long; three children, Roger (Peggy) Long, Arlene (Mike) Hall and Richard (Linda) Long; seven grandchildren, Phillip "Barney" (Vanity) Hall, Kelly (Jamie) Davis, Connie (Lamar) Schandera, Karla (Roger) Miller, Jennifer (Scott) Baugh, Joseph (Rosa) Potts and Anita (Jake) Sieg. 19 great-grandchildren; Zakaree Evans, Kala Schandera, Taylor Hall, Joshua VanLandingham, Trey Hall, Jay Baugh, Maggie Schandera, Trae Miller, Levi Miller, Cody Baugh, Brady Hall, Riley Baugh, Tyler Hilton, Andrew Miller, Delaney Hilton, Wayne Davis, Olivia Potts, Hailey Ratliff and Gabby Ratliff; two great-great-grandchildren, Karen Hester and Adalynn Ratiff; and numerous nephews and nieces.
A memorial service will be held at 2 pm, Friday, November 1, 2019 at the Shiloh Baptist Church in Hayesville. Rev. Clark Moss will officiate. Full military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post #96 Murphy, American Legion Post 532 Hayesville, VFW Post 6812, Hayesville, NC and the Marine Corp League Marble, NC.
The family will receive friends from 12- 2 pm at the Shiloh Baptist Church.
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Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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