Robert Lewis Langston

Published 6:33 am Monday, May 29, 2023

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Mr. Robert Lewis Langston, 87, of Sterling Drive and Hwy 601 N., Mocksville, died Friday, May 26, 2023 at his home.

He was born on Aug. 14, 1935 in Davie County to the late Roy Devereux and Gertrude Simler Langston.

Mr. Langston was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a lifelong active member of Eatons Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, treasurer of the cemetery fund, and Training Union director. It has been said of Mr. Langston that no finer man ever lived, and he was every child’s second dad. He was a very loving husband, and nothing was more important to him than taking care of Marietta. He always enjoyed spending time and celebrating with his family. Mr. Langston was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: siblings, Bruce Langston, Delores Keene, Vivian Parker, and Dwight Langston.

Survivors include: his loving wife of 58 years, Marietta Rummage Langston; a sister, Janet Langston; nieces and nephews, Marcia Enns (Rod), Buddy Goldman (Abbey), David Parker (Debbie), Jonathan Parker (Christy), and Michael Driver (Michelle); many great-nieces and great-nephews; and special caregiver, Mary Lane.

A funeral service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 30 at Eatons Baptist Church with Dr. David Gilbreath officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with military honors conducted by the U.S. Navy and the VFW Memorial Honor Guard. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be considered for: Eatons Baptist Cemetery fund, c/o Mrs. Pat Mason, 295 Griffith Road, Advance, NC 27006.

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