Langley Preston Land ’43

Langley Preston Land ’43, 87, of Virginia Beach, Va., passed away July 23 in Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. Land was born Aug. 14, 1922, in Virginia Beach, and was the son of the late Langley and Marie Land. After a short illness, he joins his wife, Beverly Neal Land, in heaven. Land was a graduate of Davidson, served in the Merchant Marines, and was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Virginia Beach. He was an embellished storyteller and an avid golfer. He loved to be outdoors in the sun, and was well-known for his beach rental services at the Cavalier Hotel and the Capes Beach Club. Survivors include his two daughters, Neale Ford (John), 2944 Couples Ct., Virginia Beach, VA 23456-7230, and Heather Alexander (Ian Morris); four grandchildren, Rogers and Caroline Ford and Grayson and Landon Alexander; one brother, Richard Bernstrom; and a sister, Jeanne Crockett. Besides his wife, he was also preceded in death by son, Beverly Preston Land; a sister, Preston Coleman; and a son-in-law, Michael Alexander.