Matt Ransom Long, Jr. ’43

Matt Ransom Long, Jr., 95, died at his home at Arbor Acres on Wednesday May 13. He was born on January 20, 1920 in Roxboro, N.C. to the late Ovieda and Matt R. Long Sr.

Mr. Long attended Roxboro City schools, Woodberry Forest School, in Orange VA, Davidson College, and MIT in Boston, MA. Mr. Long served in World War II as a Lt. in the Army Signal Corps, following service Mr. Long moved to Winston-Salem in 1947 and in 1949 he opened his company, Long Engineering Co. (now Strategic Connections). Mr. Long retired as president in 1986.

He is preceded in death by his parents and son Matt R. Long III.

He is survived by his wife, Emmie Lou James Long of the home, a daughter Anne Page Long of Winston-Salem, and a brother James S. Long and wife of Wilmington, NC. Mr. Long was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, Old Town Club, and former member of the Professional Engineers of NC and the Forsyth County Airport Commission.

A Memorial Service will be held at Salem Funeral Home Main Street Chapel on Tuesday, May 19 at 2:00 p.m. with burial to follow at Salem Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to the Arbor Acres United Methodist Home, 1240 Arbor Rd., Winston-Salem, NC, 27104; Centenary Methodist Church, 646 W. 5th St., Winston-Salem, NC, 27101; Winston-Salem Foundation, 751 W. 4th St., Suite 200, Winston-Salem, NC, 27101 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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