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William Robert Long, Jr.

June 25, 1974 December 24, 2019
William Robert  Long, Jr.
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William Robert Long, Jr. was born in Burlington, North Carolina to mother, Ruth Browning Long, and father, William Robert Long, Sr. on June 25, 1974.

William, affectionally known as “Bobby”, attended school at Hillcrest Elementary School, Turrentine Middle School, and graduated from Walter M. Williams High School, class of 1992, where he was an honors student, star wrestler, acclaimed journalist for the student newspaper, and a varsity football player. He then attended North Carolina State University, where he played football and pledged the Omega Psi Phi fraternity. Bobby graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. He later attended and graduated from East Carolina University with a Master’s degree in Business in Administration.

Bobby married his wife, Sonya Johnson Long, on May 27, 2006 in Burlington, North Carolina. From this union, they were blessed to have one son, Solomon Kingsley Long, born on May 18, 2009.

Bobby worked for Duke Energy for twelve years as a Control Room Operator, Senior Engineer, and Project Manager. He loved sports, especially Wolfpack football and was a fan of the Atlanta Falcons. He enjoyed learning, often taking courses for his personal enrichment. He was a loving and supportive husband, a caring and attentive father, and a sincere and considerate brother and son.

Bobby passed away peacefully on the morning of December 24, 2019, in Durham, North Carolina, after a brief illness.

Bobby was preceded in death by his father, William Robert Long, Sr.

Bobby is survived by his wife, Sonya and son, Solomon of the home; mother, Ruth of Burlington, NC; brothers, Vernon Keith Browning (Jeannette) of Burlington, NC and Douglas Linn Blackwell (Dawn) of Lithonia, GA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.


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11:00 AM 1/3/2020 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 1/3/2020 12:00:00 PM
Carlton L. Gray Funeral & Cremation Service

2810 Kidd Road
Raleigh, NC 27610

Carlton L. Gray Funeral & Cremation Service
2810 Kidd Road Raleigh 27610 NC
United States

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Friday

3

Jan

12:00 PM 1/3/2020 12:00:00 PM
Carlton L. Gray Funeral & Cremation Service

2810 Kidd Road
Raleigh, NC 27610

Carlton L. Gray Funeral & Cremation Service
2810 Kidd Road Raleigh 27610 NC
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Carolina Biblical Gardens Final Resting Place

1530 Creech Road
Garner, NC 27529

1530 Creech Road Garner 27529 NC
United States
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