Shaun Vincent Oakes Long, 30, of Urbana passed away the morning of Saturday December 12, 2020. Shaun was born in Champaign, Illinois on Tuesday October 2, 1990 to parents Hurchel and Debbie (Oakes) Long. Predeceasing him were his grandparents Sarge and Betty Oakes, his Uncle Greg Novak and Aunt Nancy Oakes. Shaun is survived by his girlfriend, “Weta” (Reisa) Martinez, son “Bookey” (Royce), his parents, his sisters “Muray” (Mary) Long, “Goober Biscuits” (Julianne) Long (Shannon) and Tonya Buckley (John), Aunt “Donnie” (Donna Oakes-Novak), Uncle “Butch” (Dan) Oakes, godsons “Jimmy” (Camren) Long and “Johnny” (Dylan) Long to whom he was a fatherly figure. Shaun had many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was especially close to one cousin, Liz Vavrik (Bill) and her family.
Shaun marched to the beat of his own drum. He was a gentle, kind person, loving and understanding, although he had many struggles in his young life. Shaun was a late bloomer in many ways but he knew what he wanted but not always where he was going. He will be missed more than words can say. Shaun always said love you, later and we would reply love you, now. “No fingerprints, no evidence!”
Services for Shaun will be on Saturday December 19, 2020 at Renner-Wikoff Funeral Home. Visitation will be for one hour starting at 10:00 a.m. Graveside services will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery immediately following the visitation. A celebration of Shaun’s life will be held at a later date. Due to Covid restrictions please remember to wear a mask. Only ten people will be allowed in the building at a time.
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