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December 24, 2020


William Seldon "Bill" Lang

October 18, 1935 - December 23, 2020

William Seldon “Bill” Lang of Bogalusa, LA died Wednesday morning, December 23, 2020, at his residence in Bogalusa, LA with his family in attendance, at the age of 85. He was born in Bogalusa, LA on October 18, 1935 and was the first child of Seldon Albert Lang and Beulah Griffith Lang.

He was a deacon and member at Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, Past Master and member for 62 years at Pine Masonic Lodge No. 264.  He retired as a millwright supervisor after serving 43 years at the Bogalusa Paper Mill.  He enjoyed farming at home and loved playing golf.  He was active and well known as a Mason, attending various meetings and participating in Masonic Rites.

He is survived by his children, Steven W. (Katina) Lang, Alan G. (Beth) Lang, and Sandy (Jimmy) Sharp all of Franklinton, LA; his brother Michael W. Lang; his sisters and a brother-in-law Sharon (Robert) Ard of Bogalusa, LA and Barbara Lang Breland of Pine, LA; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law Donald and Patricia Tynes of Loranger, LA; He is also survived by his 12 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Daisy Lee Tynes Lang on November 29, 2020; his parents Seldon and Beulah Lang; his in-laws Roy and Athalee Tynes; and his brother-in-law Robert Earl Breland.

Services celebrating his life will be held on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home & Crematory. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 pm with a masonic service at 1:30 p.m. and the funeral service beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel. Bro. Pete Underwood and Bro. George Moore will officiate and interment will follow at Lang-Simmons Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Steven Lang II, Cody Sharp, Jason Sharp, Josh Crain, Matt Lang, and Mark Corkern.

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