Dennis Lee Langston, 60, of Hillsboro died at 4:54 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Stanford, pastor of Taylor Springs Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Hillsboro with military rites conducted by VFW Post 1306 and American Legion Post 425.
Mr. Langston was born in Sparta on Sept. 8, 1952, the son of Thomas Langston and Betty Langston McFarlin. He married Terry Lloyd in Irving, TX, on May 17, 1993, and she survives in Hillsboro.
He lived in Texas and Hillsboro during his lifetime and had worked as an operating engineer and mechanic, as well as a policeman while living in Texas. He attended Hillsboro High School and a trade school.
Mr. Langston served for three tours in the Marines during the Vietnam War. He was proud of his military service and was very active with the VFW Post 1306. He was also a member of the Hillsboro Auxiliary Police.
A member of Local #178 Operating Engineer in Fort Worth, TX, he loved his family and grandchildren, his cows, welding and farming.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Langston is survived by one stepdaughter, Christal Scott of Irving, TX; mother and stepfather, Ted and Betty McFarlin of Hillsboro; four grandchildren, Alexandra and Jacob Scott, both of Hillsboro, Regan Gray of Butler and Tristan Fronterhouse of Irving, TX; siblings, Bill Langston of Coffeen, Greg Langston of Hillsboro, Carol Ellsworth of Kuna, ID, and Debbie Montgomery of Hillsboro; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father on June 4, 1996, and a child, Chastity L. Huber on March 10, 2010.
Memorials may be directed to the Montgomery County Cancer Association or the family.
Online condolences may be sent at basspattondeanfh.com.