Carlos Wesley LING

December 30, 1954December 26, 2020

Carlos “Wesley” Ling came to live in Florida in 1979 from Chattanooga, Tennessee, after visiting the beautiful state for years with his parents, Tom and Ruth, and his aunt and uncle, Betty and Paul. Here is where he met the love of his life, Susan, and soon settled down into a happy home in Casselberry. The birth of their son, Michael, came in 1990 and the picture was complete. Neighbors would often hear Wes exclaiming, “Is this Heaven? No, it’s Casselberry, Florida!”

Wes lived his life for the joy and beauty every day would bring. Making and sharing music with his friends was a big part of his life, and he also enjoyed the beauty of nature, including every single sunset, as if it was the first he had ever seen, and his favorite place to visit, “My Keys,” as he would call them. A day playing golf with Michael was always a special treat. Wes was part Southern Gentleman and part “Wild, Wild Wes.”

Wes was everyone’s friend and his family acknowledges the loss we share with all who had the pleasure of knowing him, including his many friends at The Alley and his coworkers at The Home Depot.

Wes was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth Evans Ling and Thomas Ling Jr.; his aunt and uncle, Betty and Paul Chapman; and his uncles, William Evans and Edward Evans. He is survived by his wife, Susan Mendoza Ling, married 35 years, his son, Michael and his aunt Carolyn Ling Gaines .

In light of the current pandemic conditions, we will not be having a memorial service at this time. We will be planning a celebration of his life with the music he loved at a later date. In memory of Wes, please consider donating to the Orange Blossom Blues Society, an organization that he loved and supported. Please visit their website at for additional information.


Carlos Wesley LING

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mary belli

January 9, 2021

Dear Susan and Michael

After reading Wes' Obituary, we learned things about him that we didn't know. Imagine that, after all these years.

Wish we had the words to take away your sorrow. Remembering all the happy times you shared together will help.
Praying for you and your family.


Gail Abernathy

January 8, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you as you walk this unexpected path! My you feel the prayers wrapping around you to bring comfort and peace. Mya you know you are loved!!!

Millie Evans

January 7, 2021

Your husband lives in our hearts, and memories of him will be with us always..

We take this time to express our sincere heartfelt Sympathies for the loss of your husband. He was a man Who inspired us by his genuine love and care for his family and friends, a true leader indeed. We will sadly miss him and our prayers are with you and your family in this time.💞🙏

Robert White

January 7, 2021

Susan, very sorry to hear of your husbands passing. Very difficult time of the year and very sad. I wish I would had the opportunity to hear him play guitar.

Ginny Morris Ardin

January 6, 2021

Susan I am so very sorry. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

John Bell

January 6, 2021


I am so sorry for your loss! Know you have a lot of people thinking of you and here for you. Sending prayers your way.

Tina Boskovich

January 5, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. You & your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Maria Colon

January 5, 2021

My dear Susan, So sad to hear about the loss of your husband. My deepest and sincere condolences to you, Michael, and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Receive a big hug and kiss, Love you, Maria Colon

Sheryl Natelson

January 5, 2021


My deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband. I wish I had words to comfort you. You and your family are in my prayers during this difficult time.

Best regards,

Sherry Natelson

Steven Adamsky

January 5, 2021


I was saddened to hear of your tragic loss. Please accept my condolences. For a change, I am at a loss for words...but I want offer my friendship and support.

Warmest regards,