Gerhardt James "Whitey" Lang, 67, of Lodi, died on Nov. 18 in his home. He was born on Dec. 19, 1939, in Zap, N.D.
Mr. Lang moved to Lodi with his family at the age of nine. He attended Lincoln School and Lodi High School. In 1954, he began working at Stubbs Paint and Body as a body and fender man. He remained in auto body repair for 48 years. He was also a gunsmith.
Mr. Lang enjoyed spending his time with his family. He was a member of the Heartland Community Church and the National Rifle Association. His hobbies included fabricating custom cars, hunting and trap and skeet shooting.
Mr. Lang is survived by his sons, Darryl Lang, of San Diego, and Michael Lang, of Lodi; brother, Leland Lang; sisters, Mary Haupt, Greta Grimes and Eldora Welch; step-sister, Darlene Blair; and two granddaughters.
He is preceded in death by his son, Billy Lang; sister, Viola Easley; brothers, Alvin Lang, Marvin Lang, Wilmer Lang and Raymond Lang; and step-brothers, Victor Haupt, Albert Haupt and Val Haupt.
A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Heartland Community Church, 651 N. Cherokee Road, Lodi, CA 95240, with Pastor Chris Chavez officiating. There is no visitation.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Heartland Community Church.
Lodi Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Please sign the guest book at http://www.lodifuneralhome.com.