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16000 Hwy 111 N.
Spencer, TN 38585
Phone: (931) 946-7444
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Ross Delong

Ross Dudley Delong

Saturday, October 30th, 1937 - Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
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Ross Dudley Delong, age 81 of Spencer, Tennessee passed from this life on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at Saint Thomas River Park Hospital in McMinnville, Tennessee.

Born Saturday, October 30, 1937 in Spencer, Tennessee, he was the son of the late William "Bill" Delong and the late Hassie Cope Delong.

Ross served his country in the US Air Force.

Ross is survived by his:
2 sons - Greg Delong and wife Robin
Doug Delong and wife Shannon
daughter - Gigi Joene Lewis and husband Shane
sister - Jean Mohler and husband Rick
13 grandchildren - Amy Hodges, Alana Shores and husband Justin, Carrie Braun and husband Brian, Holly Solomon and husband Tommy, Keisha Dickerson and husband Matt, Jacob Sparkman, Jacqueline Gentry and husband Dannon, Drew Delong, Dudley Delong, Javonna Delong, Stephanie McCoy and husband Joey, Crystal Owens and husband Daniel, and Justin Grissom and wife Rachel
17 great grandchildren - Autumn, Jaycie, and Ginny Hodges, Tiana and Tanika Watters, Knox Braun, Konner and Cameron Shores, Trinity and Caynen Gentry, Austin and Aiden Holloway, Ethan McCoy, Jacob and Abigal Grissom, and Ella and Dash Owens.
Many other family members and friends also survive.

In addition to his parents, Ross was preceded in death by his brother Wayne Delong, and two sisters Sue Ross and Patsy Rowland.

A Funeral service will be at 3:00 PM on Sunday at Spencer Funeral Home located at 16000 Hwy 111 N. Spencer, Tennessee 38585 with the Billy Charles Ross and Bruce Corvin officiating. Interment will be in Shockley Cemetery, Spencer, TN.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, February 22, 2019, Saturday from 1 to 8 PM and again Sunday 10 AM to 3 PM at Spencer Funeral Home, 16000 Hwy 111 N., Spencer, Tennessee.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, February 22nd, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, February 22nd, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Spencer Funeral Home
    16000 Hwy 111 N.
    Spencer, TN 38585
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  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 | 1:00pm - 8:00pm
    Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 1:00pm - 8:00pm
    Spencer Funeral Home
    16000 Hwy 111 N.
    Spencer, TN 38585
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Third Visitation

    Sunday, February 24th, 2019 | 10:00am - 3:00pm
    Sunday, February 24th, 2019 10:00am - 3:00pm
    Spencer Funeral Home
    16000 Hwy 111 N.
    Spencer, TN 38585
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Sunday, February 24th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Sunday, February 24th, 2019 3:00pm
    Spencer Funeral Home
    16000 Hwy 111 N.
    Spencer, TN 38585
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Billy Charles Ross
    Bruce Corvin
  • Interment

    Shockley Cemetery
    Shockley Cemetery Rd.
    Spencer, TN 38585
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Nancy and Wayne Beck

Posted at 01:00am
Please accept our sincere sympathy for your loss. Mr. Corvin is our good neighbor and friend he had shared and kept us updated on his uncle's long battle and then his passing. We are praying God will wrap his arms around the family and give all of you his love and peace during this time and the days that will follow. May God's richest blessings fill each of your lives today and always.

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Posted at 11:56am
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Wanda Owens

Posted at 06:02pm
Gigi I am so sorry for your loss, may God give you and your family peace and comfort. Wanda Owens

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