Daniel Langley

October 23, 1974 - October 5, 2019
Daniel Langley


Our warrior, Daniel Langley passed away on October 5, 2019 from Gliosarcoma, a brain tumor nicknamed the Beast.  He fought the Beast for 16 months with everything he had. He died as he lived, surrounded by his family.

Daniel was born on October 23, 1974 in Hinsdale, Il and moved to Wilmington, NC at the age of 1. 

Daniel and Jennifer met in college in 1997, married three years later and went on to have one child; Tyler.  Daniel found his true calling when he became a father. His entire family benefited from his boundless love, endless patience, and energy for them.  Daniel, Jennifer and Tyler went on many adventures camping throughout NC, GA, SC and FL and traveled around the Carribean as well. He taught, guided, and showed those around him by his own example how to; navigate through the world, treat those around him with kindness and respect, live with a strong moral code, find humor in everyday life, and catch the big one, whether it was a fish or a wave.

Daniel was such a multi-faceted guy.  He was interested in all sorts of things like science, music, woodworking, mechanics, and electronics.  His two biggest loves outside of his family were fishing and surfing. He used these as an excuse to travel the world as well.  

Daniel worked for many years as an engineering technician at Corning Incorporated.  The Beast shut that down for him far too soon and he tried very hard to get well enough and strong enough to get back to it.

Daniel leaves behind his wife Jennifer; his much loved son Tyler; his parents Bennett and Cheryl Langley and Loren and Diane Jessee,  grandmother Hilda Langley, sister Michelle Browning (Chris Stenger), brothers David (Tammie Matheney), Richard (Samara), father in-law Ray McDowell, sibs in-law Missy and William Wright, nephews Stephen and Matthew Langley, Grainger and Josh Wright and nieces Madison and Claire Browning, Lauren Wright, Lauren Langley and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, special friends Ben and Wendy Bowie and his beloved lab Luna.

Daniel was preceded in death by his grandfather Preston Langley, grandparents Karen and Walter Frye, mother in-law Sharon McDowell and brother Michael.

To honor Daniel’s legacy and memory; reach out to help someone, treat those around you with humanity, dignity, and humor, catch that big wave, or take the time to go fishing. In that way, he will live on forever.  Daniel will stay in our hearts forever fishing, forever smiling, forever laughing, forever missed.

Join us for a celebration of life pig pickin on Sun Oct 13th from 2-5 at Marker 137 (175 Whippoorwill Lane, Wilmington, NC 28409).  We ask that you bring stories to share and your favorite beverage to raise a glass for Daniel. 

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington NC 28403

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  • October 07, 2019
    Amy Williams says:
    Daniel and I went to high school together. I have not seen him in many years, but I will always remember what a kind person he was. We are all better for knowing him.

  • October 07, 2019
    Sandi Fowler says:
    Daniel was always a Blessing to work with at Corning ... My Heart Breaks for Jennifer & Tyler but know Daniels Love, Kindness and Strength will see them through ... RIP Daniel

  • October 08, 2019
    Laurie and Noah Dowless says:
    Daniel’s smile lit up the whole block. He was always welcoming, patient, helpful and kind. I am so very grateful to have known him and know he is watching over Jen and Tyler with love and pride. May the angels give him hugs from us, since it’s their turn now to catch the big one with Daniel. Until we meet again!

  • October 08, 2019
    Terry Firmalino says:
    Daniel leaves an awesome legacy for us and many wonderful memories for Jen, Tyler, his family and anyone who met him.

  • October 08, 2019
    Joey Lanier says:
    We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers. Let us know if you need us. Joey & Sheila Lanier