Joshua Paul Long, age 33, of Salisbury passed away Thursday, September 30, 2021 at Atrium Health Charlotte.
Josh was born February 12th 1988 in Conneaut, OH and was the son of James and Darlene Lucas Long of Conneaut, OH. He was a 2006 graduate of Conneaut High School and worked as a underneath mechanic for the NASCAR team Big Machine Racing. Josh grew up helping his dad race dirt cars and that lead to his love of racing which ultimately lead to his dream job with an Xfinity race team.
When Josh wasn’t at the race track he was racing go karts while being cheered on by his number 1 fan, his son Trevor. He lived for racing and his family. He was definitely a character, always the life of the party and always making people smile. He had plenty of wild and crazy stories with friends that he loved. Ballin?
Those left to cherish his memories in addition to his parents are his fiancé Jennifer Lynn Nichols; son Trevor James Long of the home and a brother Joseph Long of Conneaut, OH. Also survived by his maternal grandmother Teresa Lucas of Conneaut Ohio, and paternal grandmother Mildred Long of Sebring Florida as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Philip Lucas Sr and paternal grandfather John Long Jr and his uncles John Long III and Philip Lucas Jr.
The family will receive friends from 3-5 PM Saturday October 16, 2021 at the Marcy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made towards Trevor’s education fund would be appreciated. Checks may be made out to Jennifer Nichols, 1207 Beachnut Lane, Salisbury, NC, 28146. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
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Trevor's education Fund c/o Jennifer Nichols
1207 Beachnut Lane, Salisbury NC 28146