Funeral Service Will Be Wednesday For 1 Of 3 Men Killed In Lookout Valley Massacre

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Funeral services will be Wednesday for 53-year-old John Francis Lang, one of three men who was gunned down in Lookout Valley last Wednesday night.

Also killed were Caleb N. Boozer, 29, and Jon E. Morris, 24.

Derek Morse, 19, has been charged in connection with the slayings at a motor home on Kelly's Ferry Road and the wounding of a 16-year-old boy.

Mr. Lang was born in Okinawa, Japan to the late William and Alta Lang and was employed with BASF in Chattanooga for several years.

He left behind a son, Jacob (Emy) Lang of Chickamauga, and a granddaughter, Evangeline. Siblings are William Lang of Rossville, Sharon Phister of Louisiana, Charlie Lang of Nevada, Thomas Lang of Ringgold, and Yvonne Scelson of Alabama.

Services will be at 1 p.m. in the chapel of W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Oglethorpe, with Reverend William Lang officiating. A private interment will be held at a later date.

The family will receive friends from 1-8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 8 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Children's Hospital at Erlanger at

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