Dale Winfred Langston

Born: Tue., Mar. 13, 1923
Died: Fri., Oct. 10, 2014


Visitation

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Oct. 12, 2014
Location: Vidalia Chapel


Graveside Service

2:00 PM Mon., Oct. 13, 2014
Location: Lake Ellen Baptist Church


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Mr. Dale Langston, age 91, of Vidalia died peacefully Friday, October 10, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of Savannah after a brief illness.

He was a native of Medart FL in Wakulla County, residing there until he joined the Navy.  He was a member of Vidalia Presbyterian Church.  Dale was a WWII Veteran where he was a fighter pilot serving in the Atlantic and the Pacific.  He was awarded two Distinguished Flying Crosses; five air medals and two Presidential Citations for each squadron in which he served.  He was involved with the Blue Angels which started as a recruiting tool for the Navy after WWII ended.  Dale was involved in two air shows and decided to retire after his sweetmate died in a training flight.  Dale continued to fly until the age of 70.  He moved his family to Vidalia in 1954 after working for GMAC, he took a job with the AB Newton Company as their pilot.  He later became the pilot for Coite Somers Company.  In 1970 Dale and another fellow employee bought and operated the CCC Builders, until his retirement in 2006.  He loved flying and talking about flying during WWII to anyone who would listen.  

Dale is preceded in death by his wife Raye Langston in 2008.

He is survived by his son, Greg Langston of Vidalia; daughter, Pam Langston of Vidalia; brothers, Glenn Langston of Eustis FL, Reese Langston and Murray Langston of Tallahassee FL and Charles Langston of Naples FL; and sister Hazel Clinedinst of Mt. Solon VA.

Visitation for Dale will be Sunday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Stewart-Rosier Funeral Service Vidalia Chapel.  Graveside Funeral Services will be held Monday October 13, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Lake Ellen Baptist Church Cemetery in Medart FL with Reverend Kevin Hicks officiating.

In Lieu of flowers please make any donations to Dr. Hilbert Bedingfield Memorial Scholarship, Vidalia Presbyterian Church or the charity of one’s choice.


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Billy & Wynema Colvin
   Posted Fri October 10, 2014
Pam, We're so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. We didn't know him very well , but I know he was a fine man. May God walk through this time of grief with you and we'll be praying for you.

Greg and Mary James
   Posted Sun October 12, 2014
Pam and Greg, we were so sorry to hear about your Dad. He was a true American Hero! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Alton Holloway
   Posted Sun October 12, 2014
Pam, Greg, we are sorry about the death of your dad. We remember him as a great business associate of Piggly Wiggly with building of the stores. We also had a great time playing golf which he loved to do.

Robert and Roseann, Hank and Martin DeJarnette
   Posted Sun October 12, 2014
Having known him all my life, I only really came to know him in the last few years and I kick myself for not learning more about him earlier. He was so very easy to get to know and had so very many cool stories to share. He is a very iconic representation of what made the Greatest Generation so great. God bless you all.

Cindy Conine
   Posted Tue October 14, 2014
Pam, I was saddened to learn of your father's passing. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

Cindy

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