Church services for Mr. Langston will be held Monday, March 21, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in West Plains, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains, Missouri.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 20, 2016 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Inc., in Thayer, Missouri.
Robert Lowell Langston, son of the late Z.T. Langston and Mae Harper Langston, was born December 29, 1920 in Couch, Missouri and departed this life March 17, 2016.
He was married November 6, 1943 in Duluth, Minnesota in a military wedding to Marjorie Anderson, who preceded him in death February 27, 2008. They were happily married for 64 years.
He is survived by his three daughters, Marjorie Kathryn Shultz and husband Tom, Mt. Prospect, Illinois, Elizabeth Mae Morgan and husband Ken, Grapevine, Texas, and Cynthia Ann Bauer and husband Joe, Alton, Missouri; six grandchildren, Kelly DeLavergne, Bloomingdale, Illinois, Daniel Robert Feeney, Kirkland, Washington, Eric Morgan and wife Trisha, Irvine, California, Meghan Griffith and husband Ben, Maumelle, Arkansas, Tim Shultz and wife, Stephanie, Griffith, Indiana, and Christine Pollock and husband Brandon, Valparaiso, Indiana; six great grandchildren, Patty DeLavergne, Bloomingdale, Illinois, Ainsely Feeney, Oakland, Tennessee, Sienna Mae Morgan, Irvine, California, Kellen Morgan, Irvine, California, Jackson Robert Griffith, Maumelle, Arkansas, and Gracie Griffith, Maumelle, Arkansas; one sister, Olive deLadurantaye, Hampton, Virginia, and numerous nieces and nephews, and loving friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; twins, Earl and Harvel; one brother, Edsel Langston, and three sisters, Geraldine Lassiter, Hazel Langston, and Jean Taylor.
He was a veteran of WWII serving 38 months in the United States Coast Guard and one year in Naval Reserves after WWII. He was also a member of the Civil Conservation Corps organization after high school graduation.
He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Mo. Synod of West Plains, Missouri, baptized in that faith with his three daughters at Christ The Redeemer Lutheran Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1956. He spent 35 years in the electrical industry in Oklahoma, Illinois, and Kentucky. He was a civil war historian and a long time member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Oregon County Historical Society. He will be missed by his loving family and friends.
We wish to thank Mary Matthews of Riverways Hospice and caregiver Joe Bauer for their compassion and kindness.