Roger Lee Lang, 83, of O'Neill died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 at Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk.
Visitation was held Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 at Biglin's Mortuary in O'Neill.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 at the First Presbyterian Church in O'Neill. Rev. Mike Durre officiated. Music was provided by Marty Shaw and some recorded music.
Pallbearers were Marty Shaw, Ted Parks, Steve Wright, Loren Butterfield, Randy Butterfield, Von Mosel, Dwaine Bockelman and Dale Butterfield.
Honorary pallbearers were Roger's nieces and nephews and the Dairy Queen employees.
Burial was in the O'Neill Cemetery in O'Neill. Military rites were provided by VFW Post 926, American Legion Simonson Post 93 and American Legion Riders.
Memorials may be made to the VFW Post 926.
Roger was born on Jan. 4, 1937 in Columbus, Ohio. He was the youngest of 12 children.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on March 21, 1954. In the Navy he worked as an ordinance mechanic for 24 years. Roger was proud to be an American and his biggest honor in life was serving his country. After retiring from the Navy, he worked for 20 years in maintenance at a school in California.
On June 24, 1989 Roger married Sharon Hoxsie in Glendora, CA. The couple made their home in O’Neill where Roger worked as a handyman. He worked until his health slowed him down.
He served as a state commander of VFW and was a lifetime VFW member.
Roger was known in town for his white pickup truck decorated with the patriotic decals.
He enjoyed frequently visiting Dairy Queen where he could visit with fellow patrons and friends. He enjoyed tinkering with carpentry and hanging windows and doors. He liked the outdoors; taking care of his yard, hunting and fishing. He loved traveling to his ship reunions and sharing his Navy stories with friends.
Roger is survived by three stepchildren Alyce Jackson of San Dimas, CA, Lee Jackson of Montclair, CA and Gary Carnes of CA; one sister-in-law Janice Maurice of Lake Havasu, AZ; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Sharon in 2013 and all of his siblings.