Obituary of Patrick Long
Patrick Allen Long was born on April 18, 1975 in Detroit, Michigan. He was one of three boys born from the union of Everett Long and Cynthia (Carlton) Long. At the age of 15, he moved from Detroit to Newport with his family. He worked as a Machinist at a tool and die company until his health declined.
Being outdoors was something Patrick loved the most. He spent countless hours fishing, hunting and camping. He liked to cook and was known to offer to grill up a juicy steak when friends or family would visit him. He was always working on cars and hotrods to get them ready to drag race. He was known for his fascination with white tigers. He also loved to test his artistic abilities by drawing and was good at it.
Patrick was a jokester and enjoyed making others laugh. He was all about his family and friends; as they were the most important things in his life. He was loved by all who knew him and will be missed many.
Patrick Allen Long, age 42, of Newport passed away suddenly at Promedica Monroe Regional Hospital on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. He is preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents and son: Darrell Moore.
To cherish his memory, he leaves behind his parents: Everett and Cynthia Long; his children:Kayla Yak, Renee Long, Jacob Long, Mackenzie Patterson and Kendall Long; his brothers: Leonard (Rachel) Long and Randy (Cora Flashanis) Long; his nephew: Randy Long, Jr., his girlfriend Andee Green, Jeffery Hopkins, Chad Hipkins and many extended family members and friends.
Friends may gather on Friday, December 22, 2017 from 2:00pm until 8:00pm at Merkle Funeral Service, 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, MI 48162 (734) 384-5185. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 11:00am also at Merkle Funeral Service with Pastor Heather Boone officiating from Oaks of Righteousness. Burial will take place at Michigan Memorial Park in Flat Rock following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family. Online guests may leave words of inspiration and comfort or share a photo by visiting www.merklefs.com