Harvey Eugene (Gene) Long, 71, of Blacksburg died, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at Lewis Gale Medical Center.
He was born in Blacksburg on Sept. 1, 1946 to the late Walter Mason and Nettie Olinger Long. He was also preceded in death by his three brothers, Joe Long, Bobby Long, and Owen Long. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Virginia Tech after 30 years of service.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Martin Long; sons, Troy Eugene Long, Chad Long, and wife, Leslie; grandchildren, Dylan, Megan, Ashton, Christian, and Ally; step children and spouses, Mike and Anna Martin, Jody Martin, Leon and Tara Martin, Missy and P.J. Adkins, Casey and Ben Cauley; fourteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 12-2 p.m today at the McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Dr. S.W. Blacksburg, VA. Funeral services will follow in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Darryl Love officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Guil-Rand Memorial Park, High Point, North Carolina.