John Christopher Lang

May 9, 1982November 4, 2017

John Christopher Lang passed away suddenly at home on November 4, 2017, at the age of 35 years.

A native of Raleigh, Chris attended Needham Broughton High, where he was a member of their award-winning drumline. Chris graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in Electronic Media/Broadcast Communication, and then returned to work in the Raleigh area, most recently working as a multimedia developer with Cisco. His love for technology and creativity carried over into his spare time. He played music with friends, created videos and cartoons, and was developing a video game. Chris had the discipline of his father and the creativity of his mother, devoting everything he had to pursuing what he loved. He will be remembered for his booming laugh and was always armed with a well-timed joke.

He is survived by his wife of 6 years, Carey Debnam Lang, who by Chris' own admission made him a better person. Chris is also survived by his daughter, Lucy, to whom he was a loving and devoted father. Lovingly remembering Chris are his parents, Dr. John and Cheryl Lang, and sisters, Alyssa Froelich and Katie Lang.

Chris' family will be receiving between 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 10, at The Glenwood at 3300 Womans Club Dr., Raleigh, NC 27612 (also known as the Woman's Club). A Celebration of Chris' life will be held in the same location on Saturday, November 11, at 1:00 p.m., with reception to follow until 5:00 p.m. Arrangements are being made by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home.

Memorial donations in memory of Chris can be made to Dorcas Ministries at 187 High House Rd, Cary, NC 27511.


  • Visitation

    Friday, November 10, 2017

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, November 11, 2017


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Maureen Aarons

November 10, 2017

To John, Cheryl, Carey, Lucy and the whole family,
Please know that the heaviness of this loss is being carried by SO many hearts, along with yours. May you find peace and comfort at this time of tragic loss. . .praying so hard for each of you.

Brian Martin

November 9, 2017

I taught Chris Video Production for two years at Broughton. He was quite an asset for WCAP with his love of music, creative eye, and tech skills. I'll always remember his smile and the fun times we all shared in our studio. Wishing peace to his family and friends.

Dan Zatyko

November 9, 2017

Carey and Lucy although we've never met, I had a chance to work closely with Chris here at Cisco. He shared his incredible creativity and many talents, always met us with a smile and a willingness to do anything to help. I know Chris loved you and his family deeply and his kindness flowed to everyone around him. Please know you're completely surrounded by the love of all his many friends and family.

Brad Simmons

November 9, 2017

I had the privilege of working with Chris at Cisco on quite a few multimedia projects. Those projects were always a pleasure because of Chris. Nothing was ever too crazy, and he was never too busy to help. Couple all that with his easy going style it was easy to become fast friends with him. We are all saddened at this loss, but all much better for having known him.

God speed my friend.

November 9, 2017

To the family of Chris - I was saddened to hear the news and it is with heartfelt condolences that I send to you. May Gods love wrap you in his arms and comfort you in this very sad time.
Much Love, Camilla

Dev and Harriet Joslin

November 8, 2017

Heartfelt condolences to John and Cheryl, Katie, Carey, and Alyssa. What a great guy! What a terrible loss!

Sandy Firmstone

November 8, 2017

Carey, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you,Lucy and the family.

Paulette Willyard

November 8, 2017

Chris made an impact on anyone who knew him or came into his path. He will be missed. My prayers are with his family and Angels are watching over them Miss you my friend!. Paulette Willyard

Kim Lewis (Farrell)

November 8, 2017

I have fond memories of Chris from Daniels and Broughton. We were both band geeks in middle school. In high school, I saw Chris most mornings during WCAP, the Broughton TV show. I specifically remember how funny he was and how he could light up the room with his silliness. Today, I remember him and share in the sadness of his loss.

Kelly Metcalf

November 8, 2017

I'm grateful you had a person like Chris in your life and I'm so sorry you have to live with the void his passing has left. I was very blessed to have known Chris. His smile, sense of humor and talent drew people to him. I will always remember the laughter and joy that he brought into and outside of work. Please know that he was endearing to so many people.