EARNEST STUART LANG “Earnie”, 67, of Sinking Creek Road, Pembroke, departed this life Sunday evening, January 22, 2017 at his home in the loving care of his family. Born in Christiansburg on February 24, 1949, he was a son of the late Earnest Homer and Trula Elaine Wilson Lang of Hoges Chapel. He was retired from employment with the Town of Blacksburg as a heavy equipment operator, but his heart and love was always in farming. He had been attending Riverview Baptist Church in Ripplemead and was preceded in death by his granddaughter Makayla Wright.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of almost 49 years Betty Jean Johnson Lang; his sons and daughters-in-law Ricky Stuart Lang and Angie of Ripplemead and Derrick Wayne and Kristi Lang of Pembroke; his daughter and son-in-law Vickie Lynn and Wesley Wright of Newport; his grandchildren Rachel Lang, Sarah Dowdy and husband Garrett, Christopher Wright, Austin Wright MacKenzie Wright, Bryson Martin, River Lang; his great-granddaughter Aubrey Dowdy and his faithful dog Dixie.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm in Riverview Baptist Church in Ripplemead with Pastor Shahn Wilburn officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at Riverview Baptist Church, Ripplemead, Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 pm. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.