Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

James Wolfgang Vang

James Wolfgang Vang, 49, of Mt. Gilead, passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Atrium Health’s Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 10-11AM on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care in Albemarle. Funeral service will follow at 11AM in the Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care Chapel officiated by Rev. Keith Walters. Burial will follow at Stanly Gardens of Memory.

James was born September 25, 1971 in Laos to Nao Lu Vang and Yee Vu Vang. He graduated from the University of Colorado in Greely with a Bachelor of Arts in History.

James enjoyed football at a young age and joined the local little league and continues to play football through his high school years. One of his other hobby is his love of older cars and motorcycles—most of the vehicles that he owned were late 60’s. At one point, after completing college, he rode his Café Motorcycle home—over 1,500 miles in 3 days’ time.

James’ personality impacted those around him. He applied this talent to service type careers including Reed Gold Mine, Allstate Insurance, UPS, and various companies.

Mr. Vang is survived by his brothers: Pao Choua Vang, Keng Vang, Kaha Vang, Kong Vang, Kao Vang, Lee C. Vang, sister Pang Vang, and his mother Yee Vu Vang.

Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the Vang family.

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