Dr. Delano R. Lang, Jr.

Published 10:01 am Monday, April 25, 2022

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AHOSKIE – Dr. Delano Roosevelt Lang, Jr., age 91, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 23. 2022 at the Vidant Medical Center of Greenville, NC surrounded by his family.

Dr. Lang was born on June 14, 1930 to Delano R. Lang, Sr. and Willie Rose Copeland Lang in Ahoskie, NC. He put himself through college and medical school through painting and farming. Dr. Lang attended Hampton University and Howard University School of Medicine, then traveled to California to do his post medical school training at William Beaumont Hospital. Upon completion of post medical school, in 1957 he joined the United States Air Force rising to the level of Captain and was stationed in Aviano Airforce Base Italia as a flight officer. Dr. Lang was honorably discharged in 1960 and was very proud to serve his country. Born and raised in Hertford County, North Carolina, Dr. Lang returned to Ahoskie in 1965 to begin work as a family practice physician where he served admirably for 50 years. He was always proud to say he served with no lawsuits due to the attention and care he gave his patients. Dr. Lang retired in 2012 and enjoyed the company of his grandchildren. He was a caring father, grandfather, brother, and friend that will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

Along with his parents, Dr. Lang was preceded in death by his sister, Catherine Lang Archer.

Left to cherish Dr. Lang’s memory is Michael C. Lang and his wife Stephanie Westbrook and children Aiden, Hadley, and Paxton Lang of Grimesland, NC, and David B. Lang and his wife Suzanne Lang and children Liam and Victor Lang of Greenville, NC; his wife, Judith; along with special friends Roy Sharp and Raymond Warren.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, from 12-2:00 p.m. at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC with a celebration of life following at 2 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. David Allen officiating, and a private family burial will follow in the family cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Autism Society of North Carolina online by visiting tmcfunding.com/ search fund, type- Delano Lang.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Lang family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.