David Roy Long, age 82, of Adrian passed away on August 22, 2021 at his home. He was born August 29, 1938 to Benson and Margie (Carr) Long. He was one of eleven children. He was born in Kerns, West Virginia. On July 25, 1959 he married the love of his life, Judith Ann Miller. They celebrated 62 years of marriage. To this union, they were blessed with a daughter Lynda (Rickey) Henry; and three sons, David (Sarra) Long, Jr., Paul (Deborah) Long, and Joseph (Angela) Long. Dave was blessed with ten grandchildren: David Long III, Michael (Cortnee) Long, Jeremy (Tara) Long, Chad (Beverly) Henry, Andrew (Stephanie) Henry, Joshua (Melissa) Long, Jenna Long, Alyse (Andrew) Leavitt, Alexis (Matt) Ahlbaum, Anna (Alex) Slomski. He was also blessed with twelve great grandchildren and three step great grandchildren. In addition, he is survived by two sisters, Gladys (Gene) Wells of Fairfield, MI and Charlotte (Chet) Arnold of Valdosta, GA; and one brother, Garey Long, of Adrian. He was preceded in death by his parents and seven siblings: Lee Bapp, Beldon Long, John (Judy) Long, Robert Long, Gerald (Jenette) Long, Richard (Barb) Long, Dorothy (June) Whigington. Dave was employed by Coca-Cola Bottling Company as a truck driver for 12 years and Uarco (Transport Drivers) for 22 years. He was a member of Jasper Bible Church (JBC) where he greeted for over 35 years. Many people enjoyed a firm handshake and warm smile from “Big Dave”. Additionally, at JBC, he helped with the Young at Heart Group, Easter Breakfast, Teen Suppers and many funeral dinners. Dave loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter. He was a member of the Morenci Sportsman’s Club and Panda Bear’s Camping Club. Dave and family members have fond memories of traveling to West Virginia, Wyoming and Alaska. Dave loved his Ohio State Buckeyes and loved watching his children and grandchildren play sports. A Celebration of Life for David will be held at Jasper Bible Church (8230 S. Adrian Hwy, Jasper, MI) on Thursday, August 26th. Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00am. A Memorial Service will be at 11:00am. A lunch will follow. Contributions can be made in Dave’s memory to Jasper Bible Church.
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Jasper Bible Church
8230 S Adrian Hwy., Jasper MI 49248