The Rev. Donald Lee "Preacherman" Long
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Staunton, VA
LONG, The Rev. Donald Lee "Preacherman", 87, widower of Charlotte G. (Warren) Long, formerly of Old Laurel Hill Road in Verona, passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at the Regency in Fishersville, Virginia.

Reverend Long was born in Roanoke, Virginia, on October 31, 1934, a son of the late Robert Malcolm Long and Lillie Virginia (Moore) Long.

Reverend Donald Long was a veteran of the United States Army. He served on the United Methodist Conference for 51 years and pastored 11 different churches over the years.

In addition to his parents and wife; Reverend Long was preceded in death by a son, Jack W. Long; and two brothers, Edward Luther Long and Robert Eugene Long.

Surviving are seven sons, Tony L. Long of Elkton, Russell W. Long of Fishersville, Andrew B. Long of Staunton, Donald L. Long Jr. of Front Royal, Richard L. Long of Wichester, Matthew W. Long of Waynesboro and R. Michael Long of Staunton; nine daughters, Pamela L. Bennett of Verona, Sandra M. Wyant, Michelle Toman of Stuarts Draft, Katherine Renee Rhea Winder of Poquoson, Gwynne S. Bradberry of Hampton, Sarah N. Long of Hampton, Nam Kim Murphy of Philpot, Kentucky, Amy Elizabeth Long of Stuarts Draft and Maria G. Long of Vinton; a sister, Ida Mae Wilburn of Dale City; and more than 35 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 22, 2021, at Christ United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to McKinley United Methodist Church, 1035 McKinley Road, Middlebrook, Va. 24459 or Second Mile Club, c/o Staunton District Office UMC, 26 Orr Drive, Fishersville, Va. 22939.

Coffman Funeral Home and Crematory, 230 Frontier Drive, in Staunton, is in charge of his arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at or to his daughter, Pamela Bennett, at 237 Old Laurel Hill Road, Verona, Va. 24482.
Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch on Nov. 20, 2021.
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Hugs and prayers for his family. He lived across the street from my grandparents in Victoria, VA and I really enjoyed his family. Helped 'em move to Waynesboro decades ago. Great man and was a wonderful influence on me which kept me outta trouble Think of him often. God has welcomed home a true blessing.
Mike Minnix
November 20, 2021
So sorry to hear of your father´s passing. He was very kind man. Very soft spoken. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers.
John Dudley
November 20, 2021
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