Philip Long '87
July 30, 2019 1:16 PM
updated: July 30, 2019 1:22 PM
Broussard's Mortuary obituary
1605 N. Major Drive
Beaumont, Texas 77713
January 13, 1964, July 27, 2019
On Saturday, July 27, 2019, Philip Barry Long, loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 55 due to early-onset Alzheimer’s. He went to be with Jesus surrounded by his family.
Philip was born on January 13, 1964 in Birkenhead, England to Barry and Audrey Long. After immigrating to Canada in 1965, and to the United States in 1969, the Longs moved to Texas in 1974. Growing up, Philip played soccer and loved hiking with his family.
He received his architecture degree from Texas A&M University in 1987. He established Long Architects in 1993 in Beaumont, Texas. He designed and oversaw construction for many significant projects in Southeast Texas such as Ford Park, Elmo Willard Library,
Amelia Elementary School, DeQueen Elementary School, Market Basket Stores, Lumberton MUD, and countless more.
On December 30, 2003 he married Kim Brown Long, and for 15 1/2 years their marriage was full of love. Their house was always alive with the laughter and craziness of their combined families. He is survived by his wife, Kim; his mother, Audrey; his children,
Ryan Harrigan and his wife, Kacie; Aaron Long and his wife, Lindsie; Cody Dailey and his wife, Kayla; Daniel Long and his wife, Whitney; Patrick Long and his wife, Abigayle; Jordan Collier; and Ember Long; and his siblings, Timothy Long and his wife, Susan;
Elisabeth Wenner and her husband, Reverend Robert “Scooter” Wenner; Helen Brown and her husband, Bart; Janet Stewart and her husband, Clint; and Susan Taylor and her husband, Kevin; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his
father, Barry Long.
Philip was passionate about architecture, cycling, photography, and traveling the world. He loved the color yellow because he always said it was a “happy color”! He also loved wearing his “Happy Socks” and doing puzzles with his family. He loved to eat peanut
butter, honey and banana sandwiches and would normally be seen with a cup of coffee in his hand. He will be remembered for his generosity and genuine love for anyone he met, especially those in need of extra love and care. His unforgettable smile and goofy
character were contagious to all around him. Philip, commonly known as “Uncle Phil”, was a father to many and a friend to so many more.
A gathering of Mr. Long’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 2, 2019, at Praise Church, 8325 Walker Road, Beaumont. His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 3, 2019, at Praise Church, with interment to
follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.
Contributions in memory of Philip are encouraged to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 700 North Street, Suite M, Beaumont, Texas 77701, to help the fight against early onset Alzheimer’s Disease.
GATHERING OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS
8325 Walker Road, Beaumont, Texas 77713
Friday, August 02, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Praise Church Praise Church
8325 Walker Road Beaumont, TX 77713
Saturday, August 03, 2019
2291 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703