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Don E. Langford

d. January 2, 2006

Thursday, January 5, 2006 from: 5 – 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel, Vandalia, Missouri.


Friday, January 6, 2006, 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, Vandalia, Missouri.

Officiating will be: Rev. Dr. Roger Thomas.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Charles Bartison, Bob Giltner, Shannon Culwell, Norman Heim,
Tony Heim and Don Hoover.
Special Honorary Pallbearer: William “Bill” Young; Honorary Pallbearers
are the First Baptist Church Deacons and members of the Vandalia
Rotary Club.

Don E. Langford died at 1:33 a.m. Monday, January 2, 2006 at the
Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. After high school, he received training and was a journeyman as a tool-and-die maker before going into the U. S. Navy, where he served during World WAr II in the African-Asian and Pacific Theatres. After his service during World War II, Don returned to the area and worked at the ammonia plant in Louisiana owned by the U. S. Bureau of Mines until he became the State Farm Insurance Agent in Vandalia on Dec. 1, 1962. He maintained that position until his retirement on August 31, 2005.

A 1939 Vandalia High School graduate, he had been a lifelong Vandalia area resident. Member of the First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon; a Paul Harris Fellow and member of the Vandalia Rotary Club and past member of the Vandalia Fair Board.

Served in the U. S. Navy during World War II in the
African-Asian and Pacific Theaters.

Born: November 3, 1919 in Ralls County to Victor C. & Naoma J. (Webb)

Married: Marguerite McCollum on Feb. 15, 1942 near Vandalia; she survives
at the home.

Other survivors include: one son: Larry and wife, Melanie Langford of Leawood, KS; one daughter: Linda Pollock of Lee's Summit; two grandchildren: Andrew and Allison Langford of Kansas City; nephews: Clinton Langford of Phoenix and Marvin Langford of Melbourne, Fla.

Preceded in death by: twin brothers who died in infancy: Orville & Norville Langford; brothers: Verle Langford and Marvin Langford; one sister; Muriel Langford who died in infancy; one nephew Delbert Langford.

Memorials may be made to:

In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the First Baptist
Church, Vandalia


500 S. Main Street, P. O. Box 84, Vandalia, Missouri 63382-0084
PH: 573-594-2125 Toll Free: 1-866-594-2125 FAX: 573-594-2632

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