William Langley Deagle Sr., 88, of Port Haywood, Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. Langley graduated from Mathews High School and served in the U.S. Army for two years. He worked for the Naval Weapons Station as a graphic artist. Many jon boats, fishing boats and yachts have had their names illustrated by his hand. He was the artist of many original works of art both commissioned and inspired. Most recently his talent graced the official 2021 Market Days poster. Langley had been an usher, a greeter and an active member of Cornerstone Fellowship Church for 30 years. Yet above all, his crowning achievement has been a life lived as an epistle of faith and a testimony to the God he served. His marriage to Janet Deagle of 63 years is to be lauded and admired. His three children are a credit and legacy to him. He is beloved by his five grandchildren and two great-granddaughters. His is a life seldom seen, a man of honor, integrity, and life-giving faith.
He was predeceased by his father and mother, William Otha Deagle and Alice Laughton Deagle, and his sister, Jean Wesley.
He is survived by his wife, Janet Deagle; his daughters, Debbie Morgan (Chris) and Teresa White (Luther); a son, William Deagle (Jessica); grandchildren, Trista Brown (Willie), Kandace Shuber (Lincoln), Jon Langley Deagle, Shea Deagle, and Josiah Deagle; great-granddaughters, Kelyn Brown, Kinsley Brown; a brother, Jimmy Deagle (Nita), and many nephews and nieces.
The family received friends on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, from 2:30-4 p.m. at Cornerstone Fellowship Church, Cobbs Creek, Virginia. A funeral service followed at 4 o’clock. A private burial was held at the Diggs Family Cemetery, Port Haywood.
Faulkner Funeral Homes, Foster-Faulkner Chapel, Mathews, assisted the family.