DURHAM – Donald Keith Long, 67, passed away on November 30, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Donald was born November 6, 1951 to James A. Long, Jr. and Anita Umstead Long.
Donald was a graduate of Jordan High School and attended Mars Hill College. In his career, he worked for Long Beverage Inc. as an Office Manager. He went on to become a successful Design Consultant for many years.
Donald will be remembered for his kindness to all. He was happiest when surrounded by his family and friends. He was an adored brother, uncle, and friend to all who knew him. He was most proud of his nieces and nephews as well as his great nieces and nephews who brought him so much joy.
Donald is survived by his sister Anita “Sissie” Long Shore, his brothers Rodney Michael Long, David “Crockett” Long and fiancé Stephany Del Re’, Thomas Umstead Long, his sister-in-law Joy Farthing Long, and brother-in-law James Stewart Woodard.
He is also survived by his nieces Robin Braly Castillo and husband Steve, Tracy Long Willis, Corie Long Latta and husband Daniel, Erin Shore Graham and husband Dylon; Macey Long Englebright and husband Kirk; and nephew Bradley Thomas Shore and wife Audrey.
Survivors also include his great nieces and nephews Bailey, Anne Marsh and Davie Castillo, Tanner and Colin Willis, Aidan, Brody, and Callie Latta, Quinn and Madison Graham, Skylar Englebright, and Dawson, Bennett, and Campbell Shore.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents, his brother James Alvis Long, his sisters-in-law Mary Anne Long and Anne Satterfield Long, and his nephew David Norman Long Jr.
The family will greet friends on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 6-8 PM at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 5 at 2:00 PM at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church located at 504 West Chapel Hill Street, Durham, NC 27701. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Durham.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to UNC Lineberger The Mary Anne Long Patient & Family Resource Center, 101 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, or in honor of David Norman Long, Jr to Jim Valvano Kids Klassic, Duke Children’s Hospital, 2301 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27710.