Charles “Pete” E. Long, 65, of Fremont, OH went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at ProMedica Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born October 21, 1953 in Union, SC, the son of Sam and Idella (Foster) Long. He was a 1973 graduate of Vanguard and Fremont Ross High School.
Pete worked at Eveready Battery for twenty-five years, Scandura in Port Clinton for several years, and H.J. Heinz for the past sixteen years where he was still employed.
Pete was a diehard and loyal Cleveland Browns fan. He was known as the “Rib Man” for his famous fall off the bone ribs. Pete loved his blue truck and scratch off tickets. He had a genuine smile that you couldn’t forget. He enjoyed riding his Goldwing motorcycle. He was a former member/president of Fremont Nightriders Motorcycle Club. He cherished his daughters and grandchildren.
Pete is survived by his children, Angela Long and Charlonda Long both of Fremont, OH; grandchildren, Kiara Johnson, Michaela Stubbs, Breyari Nason, LaBronze Barnett and Paris Cooks; great grandson, Jaxson Davis; former wife of forty years, Jewel Long Harkness, Fremont, OH; mother-in-law, Ethel Simms, Fremont, OH; special nephew, James “June Bug” Lemley, Wooster, OH and a host of devoted nieces and nephews.
He is now reunited with his parents, brothers, Sam, David and Willie F. Long; sisters, Alicesteen “Teenie” Goodman and Shirley “Tot” Lemley.
The family would like to invite family and friends to wear any Cleveland Browns apparel and/or accessories in honor of Pete.
Visitation: Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E State St., Fremont, OH.
Service: Monday, January 28, 2019 11:00 am at Greater St. James Church, with one hour of visitation prior to the service at church, 629 N. Sixth St., Fremont, OH. Minister Shawn Simms will officiate.
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont, OH
Memorials: To his grandchildren’s educational funds