Edwin Langley

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Colonel Edwin W. Langley Sr. (USAF, Retired), a decorated serviceman, went peacefully home to the Lord on November 23, 2014 at his residence in The Woodlands. Ed was born in Anniston, Alabama on February 11, 1920 and was a devoted father, career military officer, and sportsman. Ed was preceded in death by his loving wife of 69 years, Virginia, and his daughter, Carol. Ed is survived by his four sons and their families: John and Jonna of Dallas, Texas; Bill and Diane of The Woodlands; Bob and Linda of Danbury, Connecticut; and Rick and Becky Langley of The Woodlands, Ed is also survived by his son-in-law Terry Bedell of Pleasanton, California, as well as fourteen grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren. Ed had a fulfilling and long life, including 32 years serving his country in the United States Air Force, retiring in 1973. He proudly served in the Pacific Theater during World War II and also spent 13 months in Vietnam as Director of Supply for the 7th Air Force. His decorations include the Legion of Merit and Bronze Star. Upon retirement, he spent three years in Saudi Arabia as an employee of Lockheed Aircraft. He traveled the world and as "Dad" was always proud and supportive of his five children. Raising his and Virginia's five children in locations such as Alaska, Spain, The Azores, The Philippines, Hawaii, and Saudi Arabia was part of a great life that touched many people around the world. Blessed with grandchildren as well, he became "Granddaddy" and relished his time with them. Retirement in Florida, Louisiana, and The Woodlands provided numerous opportunities to visit children and grandchildren. Ed was also an avid hunter, fisherman, and golfer and loved taking his boys to sporting events and beating them at golf. Visitation will be held at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home, The Woodlands, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on December 1, 2014. A celebration of Ed's life will be held at The Woodlands United Methodist Church at 10:00 AM on December 2, 2014 and interment is scheduled for The Houston National Cemetery at 1:00 PM on December 2, 2014. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to The Salvation Army or to The Woodlands United Methodist Church.


Published on yourconroenews.com from Nov. 28 to Dec. 11, 2014
Arrangements under the direction of:
Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home
18000 Interstate 45 S | The Woodlands, TX 77384 | (936) 321-5115
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