Willie Langston, the son of the late Charles D. and Lula Pauline Ivester Langston, was born in Cape Girardeau and died on Aug. 24, 2002, at the Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff at the age of 39. Mr. Langston had lived in Dexter most of his life and was a fork lift operator at Tyson Foods in Dexter. He retired from the Missouri National Guard after serving 20 years and was a member of the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter. On Nov. 26, 1983, he was married to Patricia Mims at Dexter. To this union two sons were born. Surviving are his wife, Patricia Langston of Dexter; two sons Brian and Bradley Langston of Dexter; two brothers Robert Earl Williamson of Puxico and Jackie Langston of Sikeston; two sisters Dixie Belinda Langston of Fairdealing and Margaret Ann Williamson. Visitation was held after 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 26, 2002, at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. today, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter with Rev. Jim Baggett officiating. Interment followed in the Dexter Cemetery with full military honors. Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of all arrangements.