Mark Edward Langdon
May 7, 1954 – October 2, 2018
Mark Edward Langdon was born May 7, 1954 in Germany to Ralph and Mafalda Langdon.
The family moved to Florence, SC and then Mecklenburg County, NC. The second of four boys, Mark was always one who wanted to have fun and live life to the fullest. After an epic post-high school cross-country road trip, Mark eventually ended up enrolled at the best place on Earth, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It was there, at the Kappa Psi Pharmacy Fraternity house, that he first laid eyes on Susanne, his future wife. She was in love from the moment she saw him, you can ask her.
Mark went on to be the father of three children: Stephanie, Kate, and Dan. He also leaves an empty hole in the Fred Anderson Toyota family, where he worked for over 20 years. Known as “The Mayor” to those in the business, Mark’s coworkers were family whom he loved and laughed with just as much as his family at home.
He made sure his children loved UNC as much as he did, and instilled in them the importance of living life to the fullest, caring for others, and UNC sports. Despite how tough he liked to appear on the outside, Mark was a softy at heart, who despite his protesting bringing animals into the house, would end up loving them just the same.
Mark will be remembered for the way he looked out for everyone who crossed his path, and cared deeply about making sure everyone was taken care of. Anyone who knew Mark knew he believed life was a party, and was ready at the drop of a hat to smile and celebrate, give a hug, and raise a glass.
Mark would want people to remember him as a fun-loving, UNC crazy man who had a heart too big for this world.
In lieu of flowers, we are asking interested parties to please donate to Dan Langdon's College Fund. This link will direct you to a GoFundMe campaign that will all directly go to Dan as he goes off to college next year.
- Dan Langdon's College Fund
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Mark Edward Langdon
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October 9, 2018
We are so sorry to hear of Mark's passing. We knew Mark through Fred Anderson Toyota and sought him out when we bought our Highlander in August. He will be missed by his clients and all those who knew him. His straightforward nature and love of life endeared him to all of us.
Joy Kennedy and Donald Stanley
Jackie Perdue Parker
October 5, 2018
Its been such a long time. I remember Mark as being so much fun to be around. I'm so sorry for the family's loss. All my thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
October 4, 2018
Oh my. Susanne and family We are so shocked and sad of hearing of Marks passing. I remember when we hired Mark and we all said we found a GEM and that he was. We were very close and he was so good with people and knowledgeable about auto products and took care of many of my friends and family. My wife Dianne was a Langdon so Mark did research to find they were kin. Amazing. He will be so missed as our friend and as a Tarheel. We all loved seeing his DAD Ralph when he came to get a new car. It was easy to see where Mark got his personality. Mark we will miss you and thank you Mayor for all the memories. May GOD bless your soul. We love you.
Sammy and Dianne Hatley
October 3, 2018
I met Mark through his work at Fred Anderson. Over the years (and multiple cars) I got to know him well. He spoke kindly and lovingly of his family and his parents. We even worked together to find new living space for his parents in their time of need. He was my salesman but moreover he became my friend. He always talked about how I reminded him of his daughter and spoke about her with the highest pride and esteem. His loss is felt far beyond close family and friends; his spirit felt by anyone who he crossed paths with. We will miss you Mark and our prayers are with your family for the journey of grief. GO HEELS!