John Clay Long
June 12, 1960 - January 4, 2022
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Fellowship Greenville Church
3161 S Highway 14
Greenville, SC 29615
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Monday 1/10, 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
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Fellowship Greenville Church
3161 S Highway 14
Greenville, SC 29615
864.234.7033 | Map
Monday 1/10, 2:00 pm
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Graceland East Memorial Park
2206 Woodruff Rd.
Simpsonville, SC 29681
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John Clay Long, 61, husband of Sheila Long, died Tuesday, January 4, 2022. Born in Greenville, SC, he was a son of the late John and Wynell Chastain Long. Clay was a member of Fellowship Greenville for 29 years. Clay was Principle and President of LeBlanc Welch Consulting Engineers. He was a self taught woodworker,…

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Louis LeBlanc left a message on January 20, 2022:
Dear Wynell, Sheila, Levi. Eliza, and your extended family, I literally can't put into words how sad I feel about Clay's passing. When I got the news from Tommy, I was devastated, and couldn't do or think of anything else for an hour. Clay was as fine a man as I have ever known, and to see him grow in his profession was uplifting. He had a sharp and creative mind and a fantastic memory for people and their names, and could remember little things they told him about their lives, which shows how he was so much a "people person." Starting from no experience, he learned through study, experience, and raw effort how to become as able an engineer as I, if not better. He always made me feel warmly welcome when I would drop in unexpectedly at LWI, and we would catch up on our families. I will miss him as I would a brother or son. I can't imagine how much you will miss him.
Hugh and Judy Pennell left a message on January 10, 2022:
We are so sorry to hear of the death of Clay. We are thinking of all of you, and will pray for peace for the family.
Vicki Wells left a message on January 10, 2022:
Doug and I are praying for you and your family. Clay was a great man of God. He will be greatly missed here on earth.
scot wendelken left a message on January 10, 2022:
Wynell, Sheila and family, I was shocked to hear of Clay's passing! So very sorry and sad. People who knew Clay well all have wonderful memories of him, and that is a testament to how he lived his life as the son, husband, father and brother that he was! Ms. Wynell you are one of the most wonderful and kind people I have ever known and I know how much you love both of your sons and I'm hurting for you as well! So sorry I could not make the funeral today as I am sick and didn't want to expose anyone. I love you all, and will be praying for you!
Carolyn Freeland Gunderson left a message on January 10, 2022:
Praying for all of you -especially today. Much love. Carolyn Feeland Gunderson
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Lynn Bailes left a message on January 10, 2022:
Eliza, Thinking and praying for you and your family during this difficult time. Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. Lynn Bailes
Frank and Jeanie Bryan left a message on January 9, 2022:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the Long Family during this difficult time. Frank and Jeanie Bryan
Mary Jane Gallman left a message on January 9, 2022:
Shiela, I remember the beginning of your precious story with Clay. Oh, how God creates beauty from ashes and what a wonderful life you two have had. I'm sorry to hear of Clay's passing but what a glorious day ahead in eternity for us all. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. May you find peace and comfort in this difficult time.🙏
Tom Drye left a message on January 8, 2022:
I've known Clay for just a few months from a project he was currently helping design for us. His presence and expertise during our design meetings was invaluable. More importantly, his friendly approach and helpful good spirit was present at all times, evidence of the person he was outside of work as well. While just a recent person to come into the life of Clay, I know a good man as he will be missed by all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers to all the family and friends in his life.
Paul Sawicki left a message on January 7, 2022:
Clay was one of the best Men of God I have ever know. I look forward to meeting again in glory. Godspeed my Brother….
John and JoAnn Roy left a message on January 7, 2022:
We are so very sorry to hear about the passing of Clay. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. I pray that you feel Jesus’ love and peace around you and it can get you through these heartbreaking days.
Richard and Jeannie Forrest left a message on January 6, 2022:
Sheila and family, We are so very sorry for your loss of Clay. You, Clay, and your family have always been such a sweet blessing to our family, We will be praying for you all. Love, Richard and Jeannie
William Fisher left a message on January 6, 2022:
In memory of John Clay Long, William Fisher lit a candle
Steven Neves left a message on January 6, 2022:
We are so sorry to learn of the passing of our dear friend Clay Long. Clay has been a great friend to me over the years. Although the knowledge, guidance, and service he provided for our company at the time was always priceless, I valued our friendship even more. He will be greatly missed and will leave a huge void in our hearts. I will be praying for the family. Sincerely, Steven Neves
Beth Walker left a message on January 6, 2022:
I have known Clay for many years and he was always smiling and was always kind. He will be greatly missed and I will be praying for your family. Beth Walker
McKensleigh Parnell left a message on January 6, 2022:
In memory of John Clay Long, McKensleigh Parnell lit a candle
Dr. Sam Barfell left a message on January 6, 2022:
Sheila, Please know the entire Southside Christian School community is supporting you and your precious family in prayer right now. I remember something you said about Clay years ago. You said, "Clay is the most godly, Christ-like man you have ever known". That encouraged me and challenged me then and today. My hope is that my wife would be able to say that about me. Clay's life and walk with Jesus was an inspiration to me personally. In Christ, Sam Barfell
Elaine Schwerthoffer left a message on January 6, 2022:
Mark and I are so sorry for your loss. Honestly I don't know what to say. Clay will be missed by all that knew him. We hope you can find peace in all the wonderful memories you and your family have of your time together.
Monty and Karen Rigsby left a message on January 6, 2022:
Shelia, Monty and I are so, so sad for your loss (FG's loss too). We are praying for you and asking God for strength, peace, and much grace during this unexpected time. Karen
Saati Americas Corporation left a message on January 6, 2022:
Our condoloences to your family during this difficult time. John was a respected and valued partner to Saati Americas for so many years. A donation has been made in his honor to New Hope Girls. Wishing you peace and blessed memories.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Eyvonne & David Sherwood left a message on January 6, 2022:
May God comfort your hearts today and bless you with endearing memories that your hearts will always treasure. With Our Sympathy and Prayers.
Shirley King left a message on January 6, 2022:
One of the sweetest men I had the pleasure of knowing. So very sorry for your loss. I love you all very much ❤
Gina Jones left a message on January 6, 2022:
In memory of John Clay Long, Gina Jones lit a candle
Andrea Shumate left a message on January 5, 2022:
My deepest condolences. Sending lots of love and May God comfort you all through this difficult time.
Mary Pat Wasson left a message on January 5, 2022:
Praying for comfort and peace for your family.
Eyvonne Dendy left a message on January 5, 2022:
I would be praying for you and the family.
Xavier Garcia left a message on January 5, 2022:
A man after God’s heart. A race well ran. Well done faithful servant
Ashley Bragg left a message on January 5, 2022:
Eliza and family, I am so very sorry for your loss! My family and I will be praying for peace and comfort for you all in the days to come.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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