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Michael Randolph Long

February 19, 1939 - April 11, 2020
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Michael "Mickey" Randolph Long, 81, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2020, at St. Francis Downtown. Born on February 19, 1939, he was the son of the late Orr and Helen Long. He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary; his son, Michael and daughter-in-law, Sarah; and sister Sandra Winchester. A native of Greenville, MickeyContinue Reading

Jeff O’Shields left a message on May 6, 2020:
Mickey Long was one of the first assistant principals with whom I ever had the pleasure of working. During my first year of teaching, this gentleman became not only my mentor but also my friend. I was extremely saddened to learn that he had recently passed away. I have so many fond memories of Mickey. To know him was to immediately like him! I will always cherish those memories of the laughs we shared and the friendship we formed. Thank you Mickey for being one of the first individuals to show me what the phrase “Leading From The Heart” really means! Rest In Peace dear friend . . .
My deepest condolences to the family during this difficult time. May God provide you with comfort and strength.

Penny (Holtzclaw) Rudisill and family left a message on April 22, 2020:
Mary and Sandra, I am so sorry for your loss.You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Candace Richardson left a message on April 20, 2020:
Dear Long family, I am so sorry for your loss.  I met MIckey and Mary at Beck Middle school and had them both as teachers.  Miss  Fogle was my favorite teacher and I loved Coach Long.  When they got married, it was the most romantic thing I had every seen in my middle school life.  I would run into you guys occasionally thru the years.  It was always great to see you.  Again, I am so sorry for you loss.  Sending up prayers for your family.  
Love, Candy Nelson Richardson
George Harrelson left a message on April 19, 2020:
My thoughts and prayers go to Mickey's family. I have known Mickey for over 40 years. I was the jv football coach at Eastside in 1971. Mickey was the jv football coach at Southside We competed against each other. Mickey was a Great Furman Paladin Fan.  RIP Mickey
Kae Childs left a message on April 18, 2020:
I don’t know of anybody who had a sweeter smile and bigger hug than Mickey. He will be missed so much! Prayers for the family. Love, Kae Childs
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Lonnie Riddle-Sr (Butch) left a message on April 17, 2020:
(Michael Long )I PLAYED Ball with him he was a great man I am so sorry for the loss he will be miss WE GREW UP TOGETHER,AT DUNEAN.
Julie Shealy left a message on April 17, 2020:
We all loved Mr. Long at Woodmont High School. He was such a wonderful man. Many memories of him walking the halls of Woodmont High School keeping close tabs on the students. We always made him laugh and he would give us his kind grin.
Thank you for your many years dedicated to education.
Julie Thomason Shealy
Chapin, SC
Bill Walker left a message on April 17, 2020:
I first met Mickey when I lived at the Villa Apts. From our initial meeting, we were friends for life. It seemed to me that Mickey knew everyone in Greenville and South Carolina. He always had a smile and good comment about everyone. 
I am sure that I speak for all who knew him, and especially the Villa Men's Club members, Mickey, here's to you, you will be missed.
Carolyn Snoddy Yonce Vaughan left a message on April 16, 2020:
Mickey popped in and out of my life many times. I was a student with him at Dunean Elementary. The summer before I went to Winthrop, Mickey introduced me to a college team mate of his from Rock Hill. Gene loved to shag and Mickey brought him out Pine Grove Lake, where we went to dance.Then, when I was Cheerleader Coach at Rock Hill High, we bumped into each other at some sporting event that he came to bring a team . Many years later I married David Vaughan and we organized a old lifeguard reunion at Ocean Drive, and there was Mickey! Yes, he loved to party and you always could see him above the crowd. I'm sure our next meeting will be in Heaven!
Damon Riddle left a message on April 16, 2020:
Mickey was a great guy and our paths crossed many times. He always had a kind word and a friendly smile. We'll miss you . Condolences to the family. 
Damon and Alice Riddle 
Frank left a message on April 16, 2020:
Coach Long was a great influence for me in high school. I have many fond memories of him.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Sincerely Frank & Claudia Halstead
Skip Spooner left a message on April 16, 2020:
Mary and Family,
It was with great sadness that we learned of Mickey's passing.  His always present laughter and smile will be sorely missed.  If there is anything I can do for the family, please let me know. 
With sincere sympathy,
Skip and Leanne
Brian Adams left a message on April 15, 2020:
Mary and Children, I am so sorry of Coach passing...Whenever we were headed out somewhere, I always thought, maybe we will run in to Coach! From my middle school days to just a couple of weeks ago...always loved to talk to coach and Miss Mary.  He was always the life of the party!  God Bless.
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