Randy Langston, 69, of Abilene, Texas passed away on November 26th.
Funeral services with be held at 10:00am on Wednesday November 30th at The Hamil Family Funeral Home in Abilene at 6449 Buffalo Gap Road.
Randy was born in Abilene to Leroy Langston, Sr. and Ruby Fae Langston on April 10, 1953. He attended Johnston Elementary, Lincoln Junior High School and Abilene High School, where he was a proud member of the class of 1971. He later attended Texas Tech University, graduating in 1975 with a degree in finance. From there, he embarked on a lifetime career in banking, serving two stints as a bank examiner for the Texas Department of Banking, as well as lengthy career at First State Bank in Tuscola, Texas, and Fort Davis State Bank in Fort Davis, Texas.
Randy was first and foremost a family man. He was immensely proud of his daughters and his grandchildren, regaling everyone he saw with their latest exploits in school, sports and life. Randy was never happier than when on a roadtrip with loved ones, especially escaping the Texas heat to the mountains of Colorado, with plenty of stops at interesting sites along the way. He and his beloved wife Brenda loved to travel and to shop for antiques, as well as a quiet night at the movies. Pops loved to play games with his children and grandchildren, especially backgammon and dominoes. His generous spirit and career as a banker made him the ideal advisor for young and old alike. He made his expertise available to numerous elderly relatives, friends and neighbors, as well as his own children, who can cite to this day his financial advice, drawn freely from his own knowledge and from the timeless wisdom of the Holy Bible. He was a deeply spiritual man, maintaining throughout his life a study of scripture and a close relationship with his heavenly Father. Though quiet and reserved, Randy’s character, work ethic and personal generosity left a deep impression on all who knew him. He will be deeply missed and treasured always by his wife, daughters, grandchildren, and the countless family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and customers he helped along the way.
Randy was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy Langston, Sr. and Ruby Fae Langston, as well as a daughter, Mindy Leigh Langston.
Randy is survived by his wife Brenda, three children Lindsay Hardaway and husband, Jay of Abilene; Megan Kohler and husband, Bennett of Dallas; Jordan Grun and husband, Preston of Abilene; three stepchildren Abby Engel of Marietta, GA; Clint Engel and wife Alicia of Winchester, CA; Whitney Foody and husband Connor of Edmonds, WA; brother Leroy (Jan), sister Linda Kay (Terry), his nieces and nephews, and 15 grandchildren: Lucy, Claire, Nellie, Henry, Maggie, Landon, Mark, Hazel, Atticus, Ruthie, Theodore, Emmett, Corbett, Wyatt and Maeve.
Honorary Pallbearers will be dear friends Stan Lambert, Fred Scott and David Sivley, as well as Randy’s sons-in-law Preston Grun, Jay Hardaway and Bennett Kohler.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations or memorials be given to the charity of your choice.