Cary W. Lang – Boonville Daily News
Cary Wayne Lang, 78, of New Franklin died July 12, 2022 at Boone Health in Columbia after spending the morning doing what he loved to do, mow his yard.
Cary was born in Boonville on July 18, 1943, the son of Donald Eugene and Helen Amick Lang. He married Wanda Weesen at the New Franklin United Methodist Church on April 10, 1965.
Cary was a 1961 graduate of New Franklin High School, served his country in the US Army National Guard, and was a member of the New Franklin United Methodist Church. He began his working life as a newspaper delivery boy in New Franklin. Cary worked as an assistant store manager at the Safeway in Columbia and was employed at Jim’s IGA and Jennings Premium Meats in New Franklin. He was later employed by MKT Railroad as a brakeman and driver. He retired as a lab courier at Columbia Regional Hospital.
Cary’s favorite activities involved his grandchildren’s sports activities, meticulous lawn care, trout fishing in Bennett Springs and loved to go out and eat as he said, “it was all in the food” .
Survivors include his wife Wanda of New Franklin; children, Cheryl (Dale) Monteer, Tracy (Matt) Young and Jason (Kendra) Lang all of Boonville and her grandchildren, Hillary Lixey, Adam (Amanda) Lixey, Tyler (Regan) Young, Madison Young, Abby Lang, Emma Lang and Carrie Lang and a great-grandchild expected in January 2023. Also survived is a sister-in-law, Sherry Lang of New Franklin and nephews, Kevin and Kurt Lang and great-nieces and nephews.
His parents predeceased him; a brother, Kenny Lang and a nephew, Kirk Lang.
A celebration of life service in Cary’s honor will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 23, 2022 at Markland-Yager Funeral Home in New Franklin. The family will receive friends one hour before the service.
A private family burial will be held at a later date at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in New Franklin.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the New Franklin United Methodist Church or the Charity of Donor’s Choice.
Condolences can be shared at www.marklandyager.com.