Jerry “Red” Robert Longfellow

Jerry  “Red” Robert Longfellow, 61, passed away in Buchanan, MI on Sunday, Oct 11, 2020.

Jerry was born to the Robert “Burl” and Eleanor Longfellow.

Jerry was a truck driver most of his life for a number of companies. He enjoyed going for rides and spending time with his family and friends.

On Feb. 13, 1982 he married Denita Thompson. They began their life together in New Troy, MI. Together they had three daughters.

He is survived by wife, Denita; daughters, Stephanie (Billy)Heckathorn, Roxanne Longfellow;  father, Burl; sisters, Dolores (Marlin) Phillips, Nancy (Kc) Cowden; nephew, Jeff (Jenny) Phillips;  niece, Julie Walker; great-nephew, Dyson (Meghan) Phillips;  great-neice, Leighann (Gavin) Pfeifle; and  grandchildren, Jasmyn, Alyshia, Colton, Dwayne, Haylee

He is preceded in death by daughter, Stacy; brother, Jim; mother, Eleanor.

A celebration of life will be held by the family at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hoven Funeral Home, Buchanan. Online condolences may be made at

Posted On: Friday, October 16, 2020 3:41 PM

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