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Funeral services for Robert "Bob" Langley, 78, of Lake Kiowa, are scheduled for 10:00 AM on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Gainesville with Mr. Langley's son, Dr. Jeffrey Langley, officiating under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.
Mr. Langley went home to be with the Lord on October 6, 2017 in Lake Kiowa.
Bob was born in Gainesville on September 16, 1939. He attended Gainesville High School, Texas Tech and earned a MBA from the University of North Texas. Bob was the Chief Navigation Officer on the USS Merrick at the start of Vietnam. Bob spent most of his career as a management consultant in the apparel industry, and worked in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Brazil, and the Dominican Republic, among others. He was a principle consultant at Kurt Salmon Associates, Vice President of Manufacturing at Ocean Pacific, and Executive Vice President of Oxford Industries.
He was an avid road cyclist, and loved to travel the world. He enjoyed sailing in the Caribbean, snorkeling, and scuba diving. He was a devoted follower of Jesus Christ, and was a member of First Baptist Gainesville.
Survivors include: wife of 55 years Rita Langley of Lake Kiowa; son Dr. Jeffrey Langley and wife Shelly of Lindsay; daughter Cynthia Crider and husband Jeff of Castaic, CA; grandchildren: Ally Langley, Jackson Langley, Hannah Crider, Noah Crider, and Clara Crider; and extended family Gregg and Lisa Ballew and children, Natalie and Davis; Denise Ballew; Marla and Michael Ford and children, Lila and Colton.
Mr. Langley was preceded in death by: parents Delmar Dean and Dolly (Green) Langley; son Russell Carlton Langley; and sister and brother-in-law Peggy and Eddie Ballew.
You may sign the online register at www.geojcarroll.com.
Published on October 9, 2017
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