KINGSLAND, Texas - Thomas Wesley "Tom" Langley, 80, of Kingsland, passed away Sunday (July 3, 2016).
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He was born to Albert and Anna Mole Langley on June 11, 1936, in Taft, Fla. He is a graduate of Bradford (Pa.) Area High School.
Tom proudly served the United States of America in the Air Force from 1954 to 1958. He graduated from Embry Riddle University with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Tom began his career with Experiment Inc. in Richmond, Va., conducting research in solid rocket fuels. He retired from Texaco, having worked for Texas New Mexico Pipeline Inc.
He will be remembered for his big hugs and smiles. He provided abundant love and guidance to his family and was a father figure to many. Tom shared his love for camping, boating and fishing with his children. He was commonly referred to as "Dad," "Grampy" and "Big T." He attended Trinity by the Sea Episcopal Church in Port Aransas, as well as Epiphany Episcopal Church in Burnet.
He is survived by his wife, Diane Langley; daughter, Susan (Frank) Motycka; son, Thomas (Lucinda) Langley II; and daughter, Elizabeth (Kerwin) Collins; seven grandchildren, Rebecca, Kaitlyn, Laura, Trisha, Madison, Connor and Blake; two great-grandchildren, Henry and Lydia; brother, Donald (Susan) Langley; and sister, Lynda Wilson. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Tom is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Anna Belle Cake.
Interment took place at Trinity by the Sea Episcopal Church in Port Aransas.
Memorials may be given in Tom's name to Epiphany Episcopal Church in Burnet or Trinity by the Sea in Port Aransas.
Arrangements are by Putnam Funeral Home and Crematory, 145 Texas Ave., Kinsland.
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145 TEXAS AVE. P.O. Box 1719
Kingsland, TX 78639-1954
Published in The Bradford Era from July 9 to July 21, 2016