January 30, 1973 - September 27, 2021
Christopher Eric Long, 48, of St. Augustine, Florida passed away unexpectedly on September 27, 2021. He leaves an enormous hole in the hearts of his family and friends, who were blessed by his generous spirit and joy for life. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Cortney Long (née Erb),his children, Madison (20), Grace (17) and Ryker (7); as well as his parents George and Janice Long, and his sister, Carrie (Horn). Chris was a lifelong resident of St. Augustine, FL where he was born on January 30, 1973. He graduated from St. Augustine High School in 1991 and later with his Bachelor’s from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 1998. Chris proudly served as a Signal Officer in the United States Army National Guard immediately out of high school before becoming a Software Developer. In 2007, he fulfilled his lifelong dream of owning his own company, Long Group Financial, which he was President of until his passing. Chris’ single greatest love in life was his family. His first priority was always making memories with them; whether it was being out on the water boating, cooking meals together, playing videogames, or simply mentoring; Chris was always present and engaged. Being an amazing husband and father came easy to him. When not with them, Chris was always learning a new skill (perfecting his hot sauce, making custom t-shirts, and endless construction projects), entertaining friends, or creating a new food or drink recipe to share with those he loved. Chris was a lover of life and his booming laugh was unmistakable and insanely contagious. He was an extremely devoted husband, father, son, friend, and patriot. Chris will be dearly missed and always remembered. Open visitation to celebrate Chris’ cherished and beautiful life will be held between 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 9th, 2021 at Craig Funeral Home located at 1475 Old Dixie Highway, St. Augustine, FL. Online condolences can be made at the link below (link will be available in the future) If desired, in lieu of flowers, you might also consider making a donation in Chris’ name to The Tim Tebow Foundation, https://www.timtebowfoundation.org, or Wounded Warrior Project, https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
Christopher Eric Long, 48, of St. Augustine, Florida passed away unexpectedly on September 27, 2021. He leaves an enormous hole in the hearts of his family and friends, who were blessed by his generous spirit and joy for life. He is survived... View Obituary & Service Information
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