Ward Landis “Lanny” Voigt ’59

Ward Landis "Lanny" Voigt '59Dr. Ward Landis Voigt, MD, FACS, 79, of 301 Queen Anne Drive, Edenton, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2016.

Dr. Voigt was born in Jackson, Mississippi on March 27, 1937, and was the son of the late Ward Furman Voigt and Carol Landis Voigt. Early in his life his parents moved to Greensboro, N.C. where they made their home and raised their family.

An Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he attained the rank of Major and performed surgery on the wounded. Dr. Voigt moved to Edenton in 1972 and for ten years was the only surgeon serving at Chowan Hospital.

A partner in Chowan Medical Center, he had been a member of the General Surgeons Association and the American College of Surgeons.

After retirement in July of 2000, he and his wife twice went to Africa with World Medical Mission, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, where he performed surgery on the mission field. He was a member and deacon of Edenton Baptist Church and its Lloyd Griffin Sunday School Class.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Ingram “Betsy” Voigt.

Surviving are his wife of 31 years, Gloria Evans Voigt; his children, Carol Voigt Marriott and husband John, and James Ingram Voigt and wife Rachel, both of Wilmington; and his brother, Robert C. Voigt of Wake Forest.

Also surviving are Gloria’s children, Donna Taylor Hill and husband Ken of Youngsville, and F. Treavis Taylor, Jr. and wife Traci of Asheville. Together Gloria and Landis share six grandchildren, Taylor B. Hill, Haley E. Hill, Lauren A. Voigt, D. Landis Voigt, Carson Marriott, and Clark T. Marriott.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in Edenton Baptist Church and will be conducted by the Rev. David Brooks and Dr. Jesse Croom. Burial will follow in Beaver Hill Cemetery. Friends may join the family Friday from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in Miller Funeral Home & Crematory, 735 Virginia Road, Edenton, or in the social hall of the church following the service on Saturday, or all other times at the residence.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the memorial fund of Edenton Baptist Church, 200 S. Granville Street, Edenton, NC 27932, or to World Medical Mission, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607-3000.

The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to the medical staff and caregivers who recently provided wonderful and devoted care to their loved one.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.millerfhc.com.