Dr. Delano Roosevelt Lang, Jr.

June 14, 1930 - April 23, 2022

06/14/1930 - 04/23/2022

Past Services

Visitation
Tuesday April 26, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Service
Tuesday April 26, 2022
2:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Cemetery

Additional Information:

Private family burial!

DATELINE: AHOSKIE, NC

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 his wife, Judith, his two sons, 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; along with special friends, Roy Sharp, and Raymond Warren.

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

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Autism Society of North Carolina, 2045 Eastgate Dr suite c, Greenville, NC 27858 or online by clicking here

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.

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Louis Mizelle
1 year ago

Judy, David, Michael, and family. I am so saddened to learn of Doc’s passing. He was a caring doctor and wonderful human being. As a pharmacist, I had many many conversations with him, both professionally and casually. It was always a pleasure. He truly was a loving family man and he will be missed. Grace and Peace to you.

Loretta whitehurst
1 year ago

Worked many of hours with Dr.Lang at RCH..always a kind and respectful physician.

Rita Powell
1 year ago

Faithfully

Rita Powell
1 year ago

Dr.Lang was one of my favorite doctors, I remember when I went to him I said doc lord my back was hurting can’t you take me outta work lol he just looked at me and smiled and said Miss Powell what back you don’t have a back yet just say you really want so days outta work lord you gotta love that man RIP Dr.Lang

Robert (Bobby) Askew
1 year ago

Dr. Lang was a friend from the very first time I was in his company. Dr Lang was like a brother to and would give me details and express thoughts on the many subjects we entertained. If “Doc” ever got me laughing he wouldn’t let up until my eyes watered like crazy. This man was a real friend. He became alarmed att a triglycerides number from a blood test and left his office to bring a prescription to me at work. Life’s not the same without the “DOC”. RIP MY FRIEND.

Linza Weaver
1 year ago

My condolences to the family during this difficult time.

Linza Weaver
1 year ago

Dr. Lang was my doctor from childhood until he retired. My mother worked for him for many years. When my grandmother was sick during the 70s he came to the house to check on her. He was known to speak his mind in no uncertain terms. He served the community well.

James Hughie Jenkins
1 year ago

To Mrs. Judy, Michael, David and Family, I pray that God comforts your hearts during this time. I have so many good memories of not just the great care given by Dr. Lang to my family but the many times as a youngster I’d sit at the office as my Mother, Earnesteen Jenkins assisted in caring for his patients. Mrs. Judy and Dr. Lang treated me like a son. Whenever my dad, who shared the name Roosevelt with Dr. Lang came for a visit, they’d always share a big laugh about something. I’m thankful for the impact your family has had on mine. God Bless you all.

John Williford
1 year ago

Ahoskie, for some, was a place of tranquility due to the likes of Dr. Lang. Dr. Lang and his love for his patients inspired my family and me. I will always be grateful for his professionalism and care.

Margo Reynolds Howard
1 year ago

My love to my cousins your father and husband was a great man! He helped so many people in our area being their doctor and friend. He loved his family and community. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.