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Tom Langston

January 15, 1944 ~ December 11, 2021 (age 77)


Tom (Tommy) Langston of Waldron, Arkansas passed away December 11, 2021 at Waldron Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Waldron, Arkansas at the age of 77 years.

Tommy was born January 15, 1944 in Waldron, Arkansas to Tom Langston and Annie (Johnston) Langston. He grew up in the Waldron area graduating from Waldron High School in 1961.

Answering his nations call to service, he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served as an Air Policeman, Law Enforcement and Corrections. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam and one in Okinawa.

Following his military service he retired from a civilian position at Tinker Air Force Base with a Certificate of Service for 26 years of faithful and devoted Federal Civilian Service.

Tom was always known for his humor and self-deprecating wit. Tom loved his family, the family gathering, singing and playing music with his siblings, family and friends.

Tom leaves behind to cherish his memory, a daughter Paula Derrick and husband Ira of Poteau, Oklahoma, two sons, Paul Langston and wife Bridget of Fort Smith, Arkansas, and Thomas Langston and wife Allison of Mansfield, Arkansas, two step daughters, Natalie Walker of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Tiffany Broach of Longview, Texas, and one step son David Broach of Longview, Texas. Pops will forever be missed by his grandchildren: Blake Cherry, Lacy Berry, Lindsey Langston, Haeven Langston, Kennady Langston, Karter Bryant, Koleman Langston, and Madison Walker as well as his great grandchildren: Katlyn Cherry, Maverick Cherry, Isabella Cherry, Jacob Berry, McKenzie Berry, Eli Berry, Ezra Berry, one brother B.J. Langston of Waldron, Arkansas and one sister Sharron Goodner of Waldron, Arkansas. Tom will be missed by all that knew him and those whose lives he impacted including many nieces and nephews who adored him.

Tom was preceded in death by his wife Marilyn Langston, his parents, Tom and Annie Langston, step son Russell Broach, sisters, Minnie Langston, Ima Dell Langston, Angie Langston, Della Meredith, Alla (Doyel) Taff, brothers, Delmar Langston, Lee Langston and Bobby Langston.

A private family celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.


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