- 79 years old
- Date of birth: Jul 7, 1936
- Place of birth:
Rossville, Georgia, United States
- Date of passing: Jan 9, 2016
- Place of passing:
DeBary, Florida, United States
|Let the memory of Billy be with us forever|
"One year today our hearts were broken when God called you home. We miss you daily. You were a great friend. Also, the COD has continued your ritual at dinners. All rise!!!"
I don't really need a "day" to remember you, but today this is “the day. You would often tell me that even though it has its place, wealth, prominence and status are all fleeting, and it is how a person is thought of, “held up” and remembered is what makes them rich. Their “footprints”, their legacy, they leave behind in regards to this world. You taught me to live in the world, but not to let the world dictate, consume or destroy the path of my heart and soul. This guidance comes from the one above and when you were on this earth, from you. My wonderful Jerry continues to take good care of me, guide and gently direct, a wonderful husband. I know he misses you too. We both miss you so much. I am hoping for a better year with my work. But feel and sense you know this all ready. I often think and wonder, how a child, person can understand the love of “the Father” if they never experienced the love of a father. The one thing you always gave me was your great love. You taught me to be brave and to have courage, to face each day with new hope. You taught me to laugh and smile even on the days you don’t feel like it, because life is too short to worry and fuss over the small stuff, and “it’s all small stuff”. No more valued gift could have been given to a daughter from her father. You still and always will be so loved and missed, but I also know you are in a good place. I love you, daddy."
Remembering all the Christmas' we had together and on this day December 24th, Christmas eve, this used to be "our day". We would get up early and go shopping for Mama. I would have the secret list of things I had heard her mention over the past year and you would add your own touch to it and a few surprises too. Then we would go get breakfast somewhere and just enjoy the day. Love you, Daddy, and missing you, but remembering the joy of this day we shared for many years!"
"It's Veterans' Day today, Daddy. Missing being able to call you and say "Thank you for your service". But feel you know and love you and miss you.
"In trying to locate Billy, I came across this memorial and was surprised to learn of his passing. Our warm regards and wishes for Gods Blessings for his family. He will be missed by many and I carry fond memories of the time I spent with him. Regards from my wife Karen and myself..had always hoped for a reunion I guess he will have to wait on me now.."
August 4th would have been you and Mom's 59th anniversary. Thinking of you always and holding Mom in my heart. Love you and miss you. Lori"
"some days I miss you even more Daddy."
"we all love you"
"in memory of my brother Bill I remember you in the days when you lived upon this earth and the tender love you always showed me, you have gone from me now, but the bond which unites our souls can never be severed, your image lives within my heart. May the merciful father reward you for the faithfulness and kindness you have shown; may he lift up the light of his countenance upon you; and grant you eternal peace. your devoted sister, Jo Langston Pannell"
"Bill Langston's was no ordinary life. His was a life well lived and well loved. Bill Langston will be deeply missed.
Bill was my daughter's father-in-law. I can say without a doubt that Bill and Ginny Langston were the best in-laws that a girl could ever hope for, or have. He loved my daughter Kym, as though she was his own child. They joked, they sang, they had good times, they shared many laughs, and I expect maybe some tears, as well.
Bill and Ginny always invited me to participate in their family times if I was in Florida for any holiday or special occasion. They visited in my home in North Carolina many times and sometimes when I was not even there. LOL
All a mother could ever ask for is for her daughter to have kind, loving, in-laws and Kym had the best!!
"We thank God for allowing our paths to come together at Sanlando United Methodist Church many years ago. What a blessing it has been to call the family our friends. Our journey has included vacations together, many socials, bridge groups, and even living with us while their house was being built. Bill's smile and great personality will be missed. He knew how to make us laugh with all his sayings. We have them documented so they will never be forgotten. His final words to me on the day that God called him home was a very loud and clear "Bye". Bill, it is bye for now but we will see you again our dear friend. We love you. Thanks for the good memories."
"You made my sister's life happy - so I love you too.
You made my life happy - so I love you for that.
You made the world smile - we all love you for that.
Rest in Peace - always and in God's Love."
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