Garland Lee Langley, age 79, passed away December 1, 2020 at The Lodge of Rocky Mount. He was born to Sidney and Jetta Mae Langley in Nash County on November 20, 1941. In addition to his parents, Garland was preceded in death by a daughter, Melissa Jo Langley, and brother Charles Langley.
As the owner and operator of Leggett Sand and Gravel, which later became Langley Sand and Gravel, he was well known as a much revered business man, friend, and neighbor. He operated his company with great integrity and treated his employees as family. He was a hardworking man who loved his family and devoted his life to providing and caring for them. He held a deep respect for all of God's creations and enjoyed being outdoors hunting and fishing.
Garland leaves a lifetime of treasured memories for his loving wife of forty-nine years, Cheryl Russ Langley of Battleboro; son, Garland Lee "Vern" Langley II of Battleboro; daughters, Sheri Langley Shearin of Clayton and Ginny Lee Langley Brie (Jim) of Bailey; brother, Bobby Langley of Rocky Mount; and sisters, Peggy Vester of Tarboro and Joyce Proctor (Ralph) of Nashville.
He was especially proud of his nine grandchildren: Marley Langley, Lee and Hannah Shearin, Angel Langley Conyers, Alisa Langley, Colleen Brie Kelly, Cameron, Noah, and George Brie; seven great-grandchildren, Audrey Shearin, Ayden Alwan, Amirah and Journee Conyers, Jeremiah and Camdyn Jones, Brooklyn Villano, and his eighth great-grandchild on the way due in February, 2021, Baby Cayden Kelly. Garland will also be remembered and missed by a host of nieces, nephews, family friends and other extended relatives.
A service to celebrate Garland's life will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 2:00 PM, in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum, Rocky Mount Memorial Park with Pastor Gary Wood officiating. The family will begin receiving friends at 12:30 PM. In keeping with efforts to protect friends and family during the COVID-19 pandemic, face coverings are respectfully required.
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