John-Langston-Obituary

John Robert Langston

Gates, North Carolina

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MILLER FUNERAL HOME Obituary

John Robert Langston, 90, of 306 Gatlington Road, Gates, NC, peacefully passed away, Monday, September 16, 2013, surrounded by his family, in the home where he was born.

Mr. Langston was born in Gates County and was the son of the late John Robert, Sr. and Lelia Mary Lawrence Langston, and was proud to be the fifth generation to live in the family home. A retired farmer, storekeeper, Union Camp employee, and Gates County Magistrate, he was a member of Reynoldson Baptist Church, the Gates Ruritan Club, the Gates Hunt Club, the Gates County Historical Society, was an organizing member of the Gates Volunteer Fire Department, and was an Army veteran of World War II.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Tommy Franks.

Surviving are his wife of over 63 years, Frances Anne Goodwin Langston; two daughters, Paige Langston Franks of Chesapeake, VA and Mary Edith Langston St. Denis and husband Dale of Dallas, TX; a sister, Mary Langston Willey and husband Tom of Gaston, NC; three granddaughters, Amanda Franks, Meredith Franks and Hannah St. Denis, a grandson, Walter Langston St. Denis; a great-grandson, Logan Beacham; and a host of cousins and extended family members, including Sarah Langston Parker Haddock and Ken and Cathy Jernigan.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in Reynoldson Baptist Church by the Revs. Cody Brinkley and Billy Presley. Burial will follow in Holy Neck Church Cemetery, Suffolk, with Miller Funeral Home, 304 Main Street, Gatesville, NC handling arrangements. Friends may join the family in the social hall of Reynoldson Church immediately following the funeral service, and prior to the graveside rites on Thursday, and all other times at the home.

Flowers are welcomed or contributions in his memory may be made to Vidant Hospice, P.O. Box 272, Ahoskie, NC 27910, or to the Gates Volunteer Fire Dept., Gates, NC 27937.

The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to Dr. Michael Ponder, his nurse Judy Phelps, and Vidant Hospice for the wonderful care given to their loved one during this last illness.

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

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We members of the Ruritan family express our deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. He will be missed by all of us. Our thoughts and prayers extend to his family.

I am so sorry for your loss for this Great husband, father, grandfather,cousin,but now he is with GOD
HE WILL HAVE NO MORE PAIN OR SUFFERING!!!!!!!AND GOD IS WITH YOU TOO IF YOU NEED HIM!
WE SEND OUR LOVE TO ALL!!!!!!
NELSON AND RITA AND FAMILY

I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to Mrs Langston and the Family in the loss of their Husband and Father.

Michael Harrell Sr.

John Robert was one of a kind who leaves behind a legacy of accomplishments and fond memories. He always had an answer to any question, especially if it centered around farming ,gardening and what was happening in Gates County. A devoted husband and family man, he will be missed by all his friends. Our prayers extend to the entire Langston family.

I'm very sorry to hear of your loss Francis. I have thought of u all often thru the years as I am today when I read of John Robert's passing. You & all your family are in my thoughts & prayers.

It was a great pleasure to have known John Robert and have him as a friend.What a great husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.He was a veteran and a cornerstone of Gates County.I am thinking of his entire family at this time of their great loss and wish them all the best!

Frances Anne, Paige, Mary Edith, and Mary

I want to extend my love and deepest sympathy to each of you. John Robert was special to all of us. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Love to each of you,
Lucy Riddick