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Robert Eli "Bob" Long
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Obituary for Robert Eli "Bob" Long

Robert Eli (Bob) Long, 87, of Bridgewater, passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

He was born in Briery Branch, Virginia on August 7, 1930, a son of the late Cora Alice (Michael) and Elmer Roy Long, Sr.

Bob served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He worked at Rocketdyne in California before his retirement in 1995 from WHSV TV-3 following 26 years of service. He was a member of Spring Creek Church of the Nazarene.

On September 5, 1953, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Catherine (Dousett) Long.

Surviving in addition to his wife is his son, Dale R. Long, of Bridgewater and special friend, Barbara Keppel; two granddaughters, Nicole Ware and boyfriend Derrick Stobbs of Dayton and Jeannie Braithwaite and husband Frank, of New Market; two great-grandchildren, Jayden and Jorden Ware; two sisters, Madge Elaine Click, of Bridgewater and Phyllis Ann Miller and husband Neil, of Mt. Solon; a brother, Harold Don Long, of Bridgewater.

He was preceded in death by five sisters, Elma "Boots" Trammel, Lela Holsinger, Helen Shifflett, Lucile Ruleman, and Verla Curry; brother, Elmer "Lefty" Long, Jr.; grandson-in-law, La-Thon Ware.

A funeral service will be held at Spring Creek Church of the Nazarene at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 3, 2018 with Rev. Tony Martin and Pastor Tina Nelson officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Spring Creek Church of the Nazarene, Youth Group, 8863 Nazarene Church Rd., Bridgewater, VA 22812.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Johnson Funeral Service - Bridgewater Location

208 South Main Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812

funeral service




2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Spring Creek Church of the Nazarene

8863 Nazarene Church Road
Bridgewater, VA 22812

Rev. Tony Martin and Pastor Tina Nelson officiating. Burial to follow funeral service.

Cemetery Details


Cedar Hill Cemetery

2488 North River Rd.
Bridgewater, VA 22812

Memorial Contribution

Spring Creek Church of the Nazarene

8663 Nazarene Church Road
Bridgewater, VA 22812
Please specify "Youth Group" on your donation.

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