Robert Clinton Langley was born in Marshall, TX on June 7, 1954 to Doss Clinton Langley and Ada Lee Thomas Langley. He passed to the next level in this game called “Life As We Know It” on Feb. 17, 2017 while in the compassionate care of Dr. Khan and his band of angels at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, CLC VA Hospital, Temple, TX after a long, hard battle with pancreatic cancer.
Robert was preceded in death by parents, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Robert is survived by three children and four grandchildren. Robert Doss Langley (mother, Cindy Bueher) and son, Doss Hindrix Langley Clinton Cole Langley (mother, Cindy) son, Gabriel Cole Langley and daughter, Alivia Kathryn Langley; daughter in law, Haley Lynn Jenkins Chelsey Langley (mother, Stacey Langley) and son Aiden Gabriel Santillan Siblings: Linda Langley Price (John B Price)-nephews Christopher Kelton, Clayton Kelton, niece in law-Noelle Cannon. Allan Langley, nieces, Allianna Langley (Josh), Alexa Langley, Andrea Langley, 5 great nephews. Long time neighbors and extended family, Jerry and Elizabeth Halpain, and several dear uncles, aunts and many cousins. Special friends John Hall, Ellen Redd, Dan Wallace, and Paul Carapetyan..
Robert went to school from first grade to graduation from high school in Marlin, TX He was very proud of his football career as a Marlin Bulldog. After graduation, Robert joined the Navy where he spent 4 years traveling around the world and building all sorts of structures in many exotic places. He proudly served with the US Naval Mobile Construction Battillion 62, also known as the Sea Bees. He has many lifelong friends from that chapter in his life. They called him “Bob”. A long career was built on the skills he learned while in the Seabees. He completed many, many projects while working in Austin with Paul Carapetyan and Dan Wallace in Henderson, TX. If you ever met Robert for more than 30 minutes, you would know he was a talented man on many levels; craftsman, artist, musician, poet, writer and historian. We will be playing his original music at his memorials. Robert’s music career started about the time he was 12. That is when he would “borrow” Linda’s first guitar while she was at work and teach himself how to play. He was well known for his singing ability in church. If you were in the building, you were aware that Robert Langley was there! He also led the congregational singing. No matter where he was, anywhere in the world, he had some type of guitar with him. His music career encompassed several bands, from Arkansas, to Scotland, all over Texas, and hundreds of solo performances; a few with his daughter Chelsey in Henderson, TX.
When the demon disease Cancer, started it’s personal attack on our immediate family, our mother Ada Lee was the first warrior in 2001. We had lost our dad, Doss, on the first day of 2000; a rough start to this century. Robert was living with Ada at Lake Stryker when she became ill. For the last 8 weeks of her life, he was her “one on one” 24/7. For that, he will always be my Hero. When Robert started his battle with pancreatic cancer he was still at Stryker with Allan. For the first few months, Allan was his “one on one”, another Hero in our family. When Robert finally started letting us know he needed us, we ALL stepped up. He called we came. His sons, daughter, sister, brother, nephews, and friends would drop what they were doing and take care of business. Because, in Robert’s words, and more recently in Clayton’s words, “We are Family, that is what we do.” We told you this story to explain our next request. In lieu of flowers, plants or any traditional memorial, please donate to the American Cancer Society (pancreatic cancer) or any of the programs. Or, contribute to the Veterans Support groups in Temple, TX.
Memorial Services: Saturday March 4, 2017, 1 - 4 pm, Washburn Memorial Building, New Salem Cemetery, New Salem , TX Directions From Henderson, take US HWY 79 S, go 2-3 miles, turn south on to HWY 839 go 12.7 miles, turn left on to FM 1662 at New Salem- 1/10 mile Take first right on C.R 4258D, Building in front of New Salem Cemetery If you get lost, call Jerry 972-922-9726 or Linda 903-393-4014 Intersection of Hwy 839 and FM 1662 Sunday March 5, 2017, noon till done VFW #76,10 Tenth St.,San Antonio, TX 78215