Michael Randolph "Mickey" Long
1939 - 2020
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Michael "Mickey" Randolph Long

Greenville - 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, Mickey grew up in the Dunean Community. He attended Parker High School, where he played trombone in the band, and perfected his hook-shot on the basketball court, until he graduated in 1956. He had a true passion for basketball and was granted a scholarship to play at North Greenville and Presbyterian College, before finishing his master's in Education Administration from Clemson University. Mickey influenced many people and accomplished many things though his time as a lifeguard, an Air Force veteran, teacher, coach, and assistant principal for Greenville County Schools for over 30 years. Those who were close to him know his list of accomplishments could fill the entire newspaper. His faith in God gave him the ability to cite a prayer at any given moment; it was as if he had a direct line to the Lord. His love for music (especially beach and bluegrass), the outdoors, food, and family, were prevalent to anyone he came in touch with. Mickey lived life to the fullest each and every day. He was a big man with an even bigger heart and was never shy to reach out to help someone in need. He was the ultimate social butterfly and never missed a happy hour (he was a party animal for life), as his friends and family can attest to. A celebration of life will take place at a later date, and in his words, we will party till the lights go out.

Condolences and "Hugs from Home" may be sent to the family by visiting www.thomasmcafee.com

Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown.




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Published in The Greenville News from Apr. 15 to Apr. 17, 2020.
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May 4, 2020
We miss Mickey so much already! Mickey (and Mary) were the first neighbors we met and got to know. We have many memories of Mickey chatting with us at the fence, offering guidance on all things related to our yard and weeds. But our real love for Mickey was how he engaged with and cared about people, none more so than us. He was a good soul, and his spirit will always be with us.
Dana, Luke, Clara & Avery
April 25, 2020
Mary, I just learned of Mickey's passing. He was a great guy the times I was around him. I remember the music when my boys and I came to your house. I think of you often and my deepest condolences to you and Michael. God bless you!
Joan Turner
April 20, 2020
Dearest Mary and Michael, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Mickey! You all were so much fun on our trip to Greece in 2006. We love you all and may Mickey's memory be eternal! He will be sorely missed by many!
Stevie Efstration Klein
April 20, 2020
Mary and Michael,
I was very sorry to hear of Mike's passing.
(I was the only guy in town that called him Mike.)
It was always a pleasure to call on him at the various schools and to travel with him after he began work for Herff Jones.
Please know that you all are in my thoughts and
that I am here if you need anything from me.

Harold Waters
Harold Waters
April 19, 2020
You will be missed Coach...RIP
Al Campbell
April 18, 2020
So sorry to hear of his passing. Many happy memories of Furman football tailgating.
Diana Colson
Friend
April 17, 2020
Loved the great conversations with you at Tipsy Taco,will miss you at Tipsy for happy hour! RIP brother.
Roger Taco
Friend
April 17, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Blake & Jeannie Monson
April 16, 2020
Norm and I are so sorry to hear the news. Our condolences to Mary and Michael. Such a great neighbor the years we lived across the street from the Long family.
Patti Cox
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