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John J. Langley

Mr. John J. Langley, 86, of Greenville, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at Vidant Medical Center.

The funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Pactolus Baptist Church. Burial will take place in the Oakdale Cemetery in Washington.

Mr. Langley was a native and lifelong resident of Pitt County, living all his life in the Pactolus community. He was a dedicated member of Pactolus Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, and various other roles. Mr. Langley was a member of the Pactolus Volunteer Fire Department, charter member of Pactolus EMS, and a longtime member of the Pactolus Ruritan Club for over 50 years, where he had served as president. He worked hard for Ormond Wholesale and then had been part owner and operator of Shop-eze Food Land and Sentry Hardware. He was past president and chaplain of the North Carolina Food Dealers Association. He was a great provider for his family. He loved his Lord, community and family.

Mr. Langley enjoyed sailing, snow skiing and gardening. A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Mr. Langley was preceded in death by his brothers, Ralph Gray Langley and his wife, Peggy Langley, and Walter R. Langley, Jr.

He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Doris Langley; daughter, Michele Corey and husband Phil, of Washington; son, Barry Langley and wife Cynthia, of Washington; granddaughter, Amy Dawn Langley Moon and husband Jeremy, of Sunset Beach; grandsons, Patrick Corey, of San Diego, California, and Daniel Corey, of Hampstead; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; sisters, Bettie Carol Burroughs and husband Van, of Fort Worth, Texas, and Sherry Lea Summerlin and husband Jim, of Hudson; sister-in-law, Eleanor Langley, of Darlington, South Carolina; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Home, Greenville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pactolus Baptist Church Building Fund, 5980 US Hwy 264 East, Greenville, NC 27834.

Arrangements are by Wilkerson Funeral Home & Crematory.

Online condolences at www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com.