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Ray Owen ‘Double Clutch’ Long

Ray Owen “Double Clutch” Long, age 73, of 528 Parker Road, Danville passed away at his residence Thursday, April 10, 2014. 

Ray was born July 23, 1940 in Turbeville to the late Addison Adams Long and the late Lula Hall Long. He was married to Jeanette Noblin Long who survives of the residence. 

Mr. Long was of the Methodist faith. 

Ray was a member of the local Teamsters Union. He retired from Overnite Transportation after 14 years and before that he worked 18 years with Pilot Freight. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Susan Long Anderson, and husband Charles “Chuck” of Ringgold; a sister, Thelma Long Harmon, of South Boston; two sister and brother-in-laws, Betty and husband Doug Church of South Boston and John and wife Linda Noblin of Fayetteville, N.C.; a faithful companion, Freckles; three grandchildren, Michelle Pruitt and fiancé Keith Goad, Andrew Pruitt and fiancé Kursten Foreman and Vicky Pruitt; three great-grandchildren, Owen Goad, Wyatt Bazar and Kaya Pruitt; and several loved nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Leonard Adams Long, a sister, Bernice Long, and a brother-in-law, Jack Harmon.

The family received friends from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 2014, prior to the service at Norris Funeral Services, Inc. West End Chapel, 511 Church Ave., Danville, and other times at the residence.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Norris Funeral Services, Inc. West End Chapel with the Rev. Chuck Vickers officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Burial Park, Danville.

Memorial donations may be made to the Danville Humane Society, P.O. Box 3352, Danville, VA 24543 or Commonwealth Hospice, 159 Executive Dr., Danville, VA 24541.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory, West End Chapel, 511 Church Ave., Danville is serving the Long family.  

Online condolences may be made at www.norrisfuneral.com.