Fenton H. Langston, the son of the late John Robert and Eunice Martin Langston, was born in Puxico on Feb. 10, 1922, and died at the Puxico Nursing Center on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, at the age of 82.
He was a resident of Puxico and attended the Assembly of God Church in Puxico. Mr. Langston served in the U.S. Army during World War II serving in Rhineland, Central Europe and European-African Campaigns. He was a retired employee of the IXL Handle Company, the Puxico Nursing Center and was also a retired farmer.
On Dec. 27, 1943, he was married to Genevia Doublin in Puxico.
Surviving are his wife, Genevia Langston of Puxico; one son, Howard Langston of DeSoto; four daughters, Linda Wamsley of St. Louis, Judy Richard of Puxico, Mary Langston of Cape Girardeau, and Penny Morrow of Wappapello; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one brother, John R. Langston, Jr. of Puxico; and two sisters, Ruth Lederle of St. Louis and Ruby Mickelson of Black River Falls, Wis.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Gale Howard; and five brothers, Loren, Joel, Solomon, Paul and David Langston.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Puxico.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005, at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Puxico with Rev. Johnny Buttry of Puxico officiating.
Interment followed in the Fairview Cemetery near Puxico.
Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico was in charge of arrangements.