James Coye Langley, 86, of Pine Buff, passed away Monday, February 3, 2014, at his home. Born October 8, 1927, in Memphis, Tenn., he was a son of the late Coy Arnold and Edmond Hill Langley. He was reared and received his education in Brinkley, Ark. attending Cotton Plant High School. Mr. Langley enlisted in the United States Coast Guard as a Merchant Marine, serving during World War II.
He also served in the United States Army during the Korean War. In September of 1949, he married Lois Iva Halford, in Stuttgart, Ark. Together they had three daughters and have shared nearly sixty-five years of love, life and memories. Mr. Langley was employed by the Cotton Belt Railroad as TOF Ramp Loader; he retired in 1989 after thirty-eight years of service. He was also an electrician and a plumber.
Later, he became a truck driver for South Western Transportation. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Pine Bluff. Mr. Langley was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. He was a member of Simmons Hunting Club as well as the Saddle Club at Sulphur Springs. He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Paula D. Presley.
He is survived by his loving wife, Lois Langley, of Pine Bluff; his daughters, Susan Kaye Williams, of Pine Bluff, and Sharon Sue VanHooser, of Poolville, Texas; his five grandsons; and his eight great-grandchildren.
Service will be held 1:30 p.m., Thursday, February 6, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church with Reverend Dean Clausing officiating by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors. Burial will follow in Cypress Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m. at Robinson’s. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 4200 Old Warren Road, Pine Bluff, Ark. 71603. Online register: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com