Woodrow Wilson Long, Jr., M.D., age 82, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, July 10, 2022 in Greenville, SC.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Bobbie Wynn Long; two children, Woodrow Wilson Long, III and his wife, Jennifer, of Roswell, GA and Susan Long Taylor and her husband, John, of Greenville; six grandchildren, Woodrow Wilson Long, IV, Jonathan Phillip Long, David Robert Long, Barrett Wynn Taylor, Estelle Humphreys Taylor, and Sallie Clayton Taylor; his step-mother, Dorethea Long; and two sisters, Evangeline Long of Aiken, and Rosemary Jenrette and her husband, John, of Conway. He was predeceased by his father, Woodrow Wilson Long, Sr, his mother, Myrtle Williamson Long and his brother, Russell William Long.
Born in Conway, SC on March 20, 1940, Dr. Long was stricken with polio and spent six months at MUSC in an iron lung. Due to residual weakness and respiratory problems, Dr. Long was unable to fulfill his dream of medical mission work in China. However, he felt that God led him to become a physician and gave him the strength to complete his mission of helping his patients. He also sponsored medical students for medical mission work in various countries.
Dr. Long graduated from Furman University and the Medical University of South Carolina as a top ten honor graduate in 1966 with a Doctor of Medicine. Dr. Long completed a residency in General Surgery and Urology at MUSC followed by a Fellowship of Urology in 1971. He was an Associate in Urology at MUSC and performed the first cadaver kidney transplant in South Carolina in 1972. He was an active teacher in the Family Practice Medical Department at Greenville Hospital System from 1985 – 2004 and received the Family Practice Award of Exemplary Teaching in 2000. Dr. Long was also a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery and the Medical University of South Carolina School of Medicine from 1993 – 2004.
Dr. Long established the Urology Practice of Long and Vaughn, P.A. in Greenville, SC in 1977, and lovingly served patients for over forty years. He served as President of the Medical Staff at St. Francis Hospital, Chairman of the Department of Urology for St. Francis Hospital and Greenville Hospital System, Medical Director for Mobile Lithotripsy, Inc., delegate to the South Carolina Medical Association, and was a participant in the Doctor for a Day for the South Carolina Legislature. He also served on the Board of Trustees at St. Francis Hospital for thirteen years. He was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Medical Association, South Carolina Medical Association, American Lithotripsy Society, Greenville County Medical Society, the Southeastern Urological Association, and the American Urologic Association.
Dr. Long served his Lord through various Baptist Churches, and was a long-time member of Edwards Road Baptist Church in Greenville, SC. He served as Chairman of the Deacons, Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School Teacher, Director of Married Adults, Deacon, and as a member of the Stewardship, Finance, Long Range Planning, and Land Acquisition Committees. He was a member of the Downtown Rotary Club for over thirty years and received the Paul Harris Award on multiple occasions. In addition, he served as an active member on the Board of Young Life.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Edwards Road Baptist Church in Greenville, SC. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Family Life Center.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in Thompson Cemetery, Highway 65, in Conway, SC. Following the service, there will be a luncheon at the home of Rosemary Long Jenrette, 802 Elm Street, Conway, SC 29526.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Edwards Road Baptist Church, 1050 Edwards Road, Greenville, SC 29615, or Maple Baptist Church, 4500 Highway 65, Conway, SC 29526.
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