Byrd "Jack" Long Jr.

May 16, 1946 - April 11, 2023
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Jack Long passed away April 11th at the Washington Hospital after a brief illness. Born in the Roxboro Hospital, Person County NC May 16, 1946, he was the son of Byrd Jackson Long, Sr. and Myrtle Whitfield Long. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings Mary Evelyn Long, Elaine L. Goolsby, Virginia Love Long and Michael Bagby Long. Surviving is his sister Sybil L. Jennings, nieces and nephews, and many dear friends.

Jack attended the University of North Carolina before traveling, working in construction, construction management, becoming a General Contractor, scuba diver, and Marine Captain. He was an avid reader, was well spoken, enjoyed playing golf and had many close personal relationships. He lived out his life after settling in downtown Washington
surrounded by water, books, music, exercise, social life and countless friends. Jack was known as the Mayor of Main Street.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday April 16th 2:00pm-5:00pm at Wine & Words Gourmet at 220/228 West Main Street, Washington, NC hosted by Joan and Roger Meyland, and Mary Mehlich.

An additional Celebration of Life will be held on the family farm, at the James T. Whitfield Cemetery, Hurdle Mills, NC, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pamlico-Tar River Foundation, By Clicking HERE

Or to Salem Methodist Church By Clicking HERE

Celebration of Life

Sunday, April 16, 2023
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wine & Words - Directions
220 W. Main St
Washington, NC

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  • April 18, 2023
    Charles A Love says:
    Smooth sailing my good friend. You will be greatly missed and always remembered.

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    Joan Meyland says:
    I’ll always remember our talks and your smile. Your friendship was special and will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace

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  • April 16, 2023
    Cheryl says:
    Such a Beautiful Soul. Gentleman Jack, you will surely be missed here on Earth. 💔

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    Melanie Umphlet says:
    I will always remember our talks. You were a great guy, and I am so blessed to have been one of your many friends.

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  • April 15, 2023
    Heather Goolsby says:
    We will miss you Jack! You touched a lot of peoples lives!

  • April 15, 2023
    Mary Mehlich says:
    Jack was a dear friend who made everyone feel special. He didn't know a stranger. Generous in spirit and an absolute delight to be around. He made us all laugh and feel joy. I will miss you my dear friend.💖

  • April 15, 2023
    Laurie Culpepper says:
    Though we only knew you for a few years, you will be so missed by Earl and I. This town won't be the same without you, my friend. Rest in peace, be assured many a glass will be raised in your honor.

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