Homer Anthony "Tony" Langston Jr.

Homer Anthony “Tony” Langston Jr., 82, passed away September 12, 2019 in Olympia, Washington.  He was born in 1937 to Homer Anthony and Orilla Reeves Langston in Coal Hill, Ark.  Tony lived near his daughter in Olympia, Wash. the past eight years, and before that in Charleston, Ark.; Ft. Smith, Ark.; Dallas, Texas; New Orleans, La.; San Antonio, Texas; and Coal Hill, Ark.


He graduated with honors from Coal Hill Public School in 1955; cum laud from the College of the Ozarks in 1959; and from Arkansas Law School in 1962.  He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1955 to 1963.


Professionally, Tony was a lawyer and a teacher.  He worked at Resolution Trust Corp., Southland Financial Corp., Hunt-Stephens Investments, Texas Pacific Oil Co., Diott Inc. Realtors, Zale Corp., City of Dallas, and San Antonio School District.


He was listed in the 1973-74 Who’s Who in Texas, and was named in the 1970 Outstanding Young Men of America and the 1975 Outstanding Americans in the South.  Tony was a Commissioner of the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce Soccer Assoc., and a member of Bethany United Presbyterian and Northway Baptist Church.


He was hardworking, loyal, funny, and a loving father and grandpa.  He will be greatly missed.


Tony leaves behind a son, David Mark Langston; daughter, Carol Michelle Langston; and grandchildren, Christopher and Maya.  He was predeceased by grandparents, William and Clara Langston, and James Craven and Fanny Jane Roberts Reeves; parents, Homer Anthony and Orilla Reeves Langston; and brother, Jim Edwin Langston.


A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 5, 2019, 3:00 p.m. (visiting time at 2:00 p.m.) at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel, 509 W. Main St, Clarksville, AR 72830.  The burial will be at Coal Hill Cemetery.


Memorial donations may be made to Providence Sound Home Care and Hospice through Providence St. Peter Foundation, 413 Lilly Road NE, Olympia, WA 98506 or online by clicking HERE; or to a dementia prevention society by clicking HERE.