Midas "Kite" "Big Daddy" Lang, 78, Sandusky, entered into eternal rest Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, in Firelands Regional Medical Center.
He was born Nov. 7, 1931, in Newton, Miss., to George and Daisy (Wheatley) Lang. He graduated from Pilate High School in Newton and was drafted into the U.S. Army. After serving in the military he attended Jackson State University, Jackson, Miss., on a football scholarship. He was employed by Ford Motor Company, Lorain, for more than 35 years before retiring in 1994. In his spare time, he worked on and enjoyed rebuilding cars at J & D Auto Wrecking. Midas was a great fisherman and was known throughout the community for his annual fish fries.
He leaves to cherish his life his son, Tony R. (Melvina) Lang of Charleston, W.Va.; two daughters, Abbie Lang and Lisa Lang, both of Cincinnati; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Geraldine Lang of Fenton, Mich.; special niece, Carolyn (John) Pugh of Saginaw, Mich.; special friend, Christine Evans; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends who loved him dearly.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Hattie, Ruby and Frances.
Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Thursday in Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Home going services will take place at 1 p.m. Friday in Ebenezer Baptist Church, 1215 Pierce St., Sandusky. The Rev. Franklin Churchwell will officiate. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Condolences may be shared at toftfh.com.