Obituary for Henry C Langford, Jr.
H. C. Langford, 78, passed from this life on Friday, March 25, 2016 at Stillwater, Oklahoma. A visitation will be held Wednesday, March 30 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Strode Funeral Home in Stillwater. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 31 at the First Baptist Church in Stillwater. Burial will follow at Grace Hill Cemetery in Perry.
H. C. was born June 26, 1937 to Henry and Geneva Langford in Wellington, Texas. He grew up in Wellington and attended school in nearby Quail, Texas. He graduated from Clarendon Community College in Clarendon, Texas. H. C. and Frankie were married in Perry on April 8, 1982. They are members of the First Baptist Church in Stillwater.
He worked for the Soil Conservation Service as a surveyor for 37 years. After retirement he farmed and did contract work for Ducks Unlimited. He enjoyed growing a large garden and attending his grandchildren’s ball games. His greatest pleasure was trout fishing in the mountain village of Red River, New Mexico. H. C. and Frankie enjoyed a vacation in Red River every summer for 32 years.
Survivors include his wife, Frankie, of the home; daughter Tammie Wilda and husband Kevin of Chickasha, Oklahoma; daughter Terrie Boatright and husband Brant of Manchester, Missouri; son Tim Langford and wife Mandy of McAlester, Oklahoma; grandchildren Trisha Wilda of Colorado, Heath Wilda of Enid, Oklahoma, Morgan Boatright of Manchester, Missouri, Gracie and Cambree Langford of McAlester, Oklahoma. He is also survived by his brother, Don Langford and wife Carol of Valencia, California and two sisters, Janelle Fielding and husband Garland of Garland, Texas and Jan Chambers and husband Eddie of Graham, Texas in addition to nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
His parents, two brothers, Loyd Langford and Dan Langford, and two great grandchildren, Riley Hair and Adika Williams preceded him in death.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Ellis, Mike Goforth, Everett Lighty, Jack Ewy, David Huff and Don Sinclair. Honorary bearers will be Dalton Melton, Bill Harney, Dan Smith, Marvin Fly, Wayne Dempsey and Joe Ray.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Ronald McDonald House Charities at 1301 NE 14th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73117. Phone number 405-424-6873.
Condolences and remembrances may be sent via an online guestbook at www.strodefh.com.