Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Samuel Lang Dies At 92

Samuel "Sam" Laulas Lang, Jr, age 92, passed away peacefully after being surrounded and loved by his family and friends on June 28, 2014 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Sam was born on April 19, 1922 in Newport News, Virginia to Samuel Laulas Lang, Sr. and Alma Jenkins Lang. He had two siblings, Harold and James Lang.

Sam met Ethelyn Dale Murphy and they were married on May 31, 1942 in Moore Haven, Florida, and resided in Clewiston. Ethelyn preceded Sam in death on April 2, 1988. He later married Nellie Louise Hoffman Stiles on November 9, 1991 in Clewiston, Florida where they resided. Louise preceded Sam in death on June 6, 2002.

He began his career with United States Sugar Corporation in 1941. Shortly after in 1942, he was called away to serve in the Army during WWII. While in the Army, his travels took him to England, France, and Germany, ending his tour of duty in 1945 in New York City. Upon his arrival home, he continued his career with United States Sugar Corporation until his retirement as Assistance Treasurer in 1987 after 46 years of service.

He served with the Clewiston Volunteer Fire Department until his retirement after 25 years. Sam was a founding member of the Assembly of God Church where he remained a member until his passing. He supported various charities, and had a strong love for his family and community.

He will always be remembered for his kind heart, warm and compassionate spirit and bright smile, that will remain in the hearts of those around him forever. Sam's gentleness, kindness, patience and nonjudgmental love for everyone he came in contact with will never be forgotten. His family's lives are immeasurably better because of him.

He is survived by three grandchildren Kenneth W. McDuffie (Dusty), Robin "Nikki" Wiseman (Marion), Justin Kunzelman (Allegra). Great grandchildren Landon Avery McDuffie, Clayton Dale Wiseman, Samuel Lawrence McDuffie, and Nicholas William McDuffie. He is also survived by his two sons-in-law; James Sweat and Jimmy McDuffie, and one daughter-in-law; Esperanza Lang.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Samuel and Alma Lang, and siblings Harold and James Lang. His children, Samuel Laulas Lang, III, Dale L. McDuffie, and Lafoye Sweat.

A visitation will be held at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in Clewiston on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Assembly of God Church in Clewiston, Florida. Akin-Davis Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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