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“Sydney and family, You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time of sorrow and adjustment. May God wrap you in his arms. ”
1 of 70 | Posted by: Terry Hodgkins-McCaleb - austin, TX

“Mrs. Langley & Family, I am so incredibly sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God Bless...Read More »
2 of 70 | Posted by: Brittany (Hodgkins) Ramirez - TX

“Sydney, please know my most heartfelt sympathies are with you and your family. ”
3 of 70 | Posted by: Jan Keegan - Houston, TX

“Dear Sydney and family, Our hearts are so saddened with you at this time. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss of...Read More »
4 of 70 | Posted by: Robert and Honey Minshew - TX

“Mrs. Langley, Evan, Lindsey and Russ, I just want you to know how much I love your family. You are all very special to me. Mr. Langley was such a...Read More »
5 of 70 | Posted by: Brandy Smith - Houston, TX

“What an honor to be able to leave a note for the family of this wonderful and faithful man. Such a wonderful love of people and community. ...Read More »
6 of 70 | Posted by: Vivian Janes - Park Ridge, IL

“Dearest Mrs. Langley, you taught Casey in Kindergarten at Good Shepherd, and even though he is 18 years old now, we remember you and that year very...Read More »
7 of 70 | Posted by: Colleen Theriot - Austin, TX

“Sydney, I hold good thoughts for you and send prayers and love in the coming days. We remember Larry with sweet memories and great honor and...Read More »
8 of 70 | Posted by: Lee Ann Thornton - austin, TX

“My heart goes out to you and your family. I lost my very young husband to cancer. We had two very young teenagers that I was left to raise by myself...Read More »
9 of 70 | Posted by: Sharon Blythe - Austin, TX

“Mrs. Langley, Lindsey, Russ and Evan, Please know how much we are thinking about you and how much we are going to miss the crane. love you all! ”
10 of 70 | Posted by: Julie Huber - Austin, TX

“I was privileged to know Larry Langley as far back as 1958 when we attended high school in San Marcos, Texas. Even as a Freshman, Larry stood out in...Read More »
11 of 70 | Posted by: Gary Allen - Lockhart, TX

“Sydney, Bobbie and I share your grief. We are very sorry that we could not attend the service. ”
12 of 70 | Posted by: Bobbie & Bob Stasswender - Austin, TX

“Dear Evan, I am deeply saddened by your father's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Johanna ”
13 of 70 | Posted by: Johanna Damon - Austin, TX

“Sidney and Family: We have truly lost a unique character and friend! I miss Larry a lot and will certainly pray for his soul. Sidney, you have...Read More »
14 of 70 | Posted by: Philip Breland - Austin, TX

“Sydney, my condolences are with you and your family. ”
15 of 70 | Posted by: Hubert Gill - austin, TX

“Sydney, Larry and I had wonderful conversations during our service on the KLRU Board. I treasured his insights and humor. I hope you and your family...Read More »
16 of 70 | Posted by: martha smiley - austin, TX

“Dear Evan, Sydney, Russ and Lindsey: What a courageous fight Larry fought over the last few years. I know you can take comfort that he is most...Read More »
17 of 70 | Posted by: Leigh Toney - Dallas, TX

“Sydney, Lindsey & Evan, Larry and I were friends as little boys growing up in San Marcos, hunting on the farm at Fentress with his grandfather,...Read More »
18 of 70 | Posted by: Dr. & Mrs. Clifford S. Leffingwell Jr. - TX

“To the entire Langley family: We are deeply saddened by Larry's passing. We realize what a difficult journey you have all been on. You are in our...Read More »
19 of 70 | Posted by: Dianne and Gene Schoch - Austin, TX

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the langleys and sartains. ”
20 of 70 | Posted by: allison and jeff edwards - austin, TX

“Dear Sydney: Larry's wonderful sense of humor, sense of community and pride in our profession was an inspiration to all who aspire to help make this...Read More »
21 of 70 | Posted by: Claude Ducloux - Austin, TX

“Along the way, we meet a very few people, that no matter how far away or how long since we've talked, we both know that the bond of friendship...Read More »
22 of 70 | Posted by: BRUCE YARBOROUGH - Las Vegas, NV

“Dear Sydney, Lindsey and Evan, Lee and I offer our condolences to you during this most difficult time and pray for God to comfort and strenghthen...Read More »
23 of 70 | Posted by: Lee & Bootie Terrell - Sherman, TX

“Larry was my law partner at JW. His inextiguishable sense of humor was a reliable source of laughter at our firm happy hours and gatherings. He...Read More »
24 of 70 | Posted by: Stacy Allen - Austin, TX

“Larry took me under his wing when I was a new attorney fresh out of school. He was a great mentor and friend. His commitment to community service...Read More »
25 of 70 | Posted by: Barrett Bruce - Dallas, TX

“My thoughts and prayers to the family. I had the pleasure of working with him off and on. I remember being in a conference room with him and a mutual...Read More »
26 of 70 | Posted by: Mary L Saucedo - Manchaca, TX

“Dear Sydney, Lindsey, Evan and Family: My family and I are extremely saddened to hear of Larry's passing. He was such a sweet man, and I personally...Read More »
27 of 70 | Posted by: Katy Merrill Andre - Austin, TX

“Dear Sydney & Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Ross Moody ”
28 of 70 | Posted by: Ross Moody - Austin, TX

“I first met Larry when we came to Austin in 1988. Since then he has been a great help to me not only in the real estate business, but also as a...Read More »
29 of 70 | Posted by: Bo and Vickie Tanner - Austin, TX

“My condolences to the family. ”
30 of 70 | Posted by: William C. (Bill) Davidson - TX

“Sydney and family, Larry was a special person who brought joy to many. He was a good friend growing up in San Marcos and helped us feel at home...Read More »
31 of 70 | Posted by: Bill and Sharon Williams - Austin, TX

“Dear Langley Family...I had the distinct privelege and honor of working side by side with Larry on the Board of Directors of the Association of...Read More »
32 of 70 | Posted by: Pat Moody - St. Joseph, MI

“To Larry's family--my deepest sympathy! ”
33 of 70 | Posted by: Lynn Spivey - Burnet, TX

“Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Randall, Kimberly, Audrey & Megan Schultz ”
34 of 70 | Posted by: Schultz - Austin, TX

“Jesus said "I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. And whosoever believeth in me shall...Read More »
35 of 70 | Posted by: William Luersen - Byron, GA

“I'll lend you for a time a child of mine he said for you to love the while he lives, and morn for when he's dead. It may be six or seven years or...Read More »
36 of 70 | Posted by: Mellie Minton- [Posey] - TX

“Sydney, Lindsey, Russ and Evan, Want you to know that I am thinking of you and your family. I know that this must be a very difficult time, but I...Read More »
37 of 70 | Posted by: Camille Clark - Longview, TX

“Dear Langley family, we were privileged to get to know and work with Larry through KLRU. Larry was a true gentleman and one of the finest human...Read More »
38 of 70 | Posted by: Britt & Jan Lindelow - Austin, TX

“Evan~You are in my thouhts everyday! I send you and your family LOVE! ”
39 of 70 | Posted by: Amy Herrin - Austin, TX

“Dear Sydney and girls, Larry was a special friend to many of us. He was always a gentleman and a gentle man. I feel very proud to have known him...Read More »
40 of 70 | Posted by: Kay Posey - San Marcos, TX

“Sydney, my heart goes out to you and the girls in your loss of a very great man, and I know that you all were blessed with the abundant years that...Read More »
41 of 70 | Posted by: Susan Wills - San Angelo, TX

“Dear Langley family, I knew Larry through his participation in the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI. He was a warm and caring person and...Read More »
42 of 70 | Posted by: Jim Echols - Austin, TX

“Great guy, good husband, and wonderful friend. ”
43 of 70 | Posted by: John C Oliver III - TX

“Sydney, Please know that you and your family are dearly loved and cherished by so many. {{{{HUGS}}}}} Love, Amber ”
44 of 70 | Posted by: Amber Zielinski - Austin, TX

“Sydney, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. With love, Kelli ”
45 of 70 | Posted by: Kelli Kelley - Austin, TX

“Beloved Family This remarkable man touched our minds as a brilliant lawyer, our hearts in the way he interacted with friends and community and our...Read More »
46 of 70 | Posted by: ron kessler - Austin, TX

“Sydney, Larry was a very special person and a great man. We will all miss him. Our thoughts and prayres are with you and your family. The...Read More »
47 of 70 | Posted by: Bruce Garrison - Austin, TX

“It was with much sadness we received the word of Larry's death. We met Larry in the mid 80's and grew to appreciate his wit and truly honest...Read More »
48 of 70 | Posted by: Steve and Melanie Bracy - AR

“I knew Larry only in high school, but he was always a delight to all of us in the Class of '61. I remember him as sort of shy, with a quiet kind of...Read More »
49 of 70 | Posted by: Bette Barnett Clutts - TX

“Our hearts go out to the family of a friend and an extrodinary man! We send our prayers for Sydney and all the family! Judi and Jim Goolsby ”
50 of 70 | Posted by: Judi Goolsby - Santa Fe, NM

“Larry was a gentleman. He loved life and was one who had time to listen to others. He apreciated the hard work it took to accomplish a mission. I and...Read More »
51 of 70 | Posted by: Gerald Jerry Adams - austin, TX

“Dear ones, I will never forget being with Larry in your home this Augustu after our time at Laity Lodge. Larry shared about his dream of seeing...Read More »
52 of 70 | Posted by: Sara Singleton - COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

“Larry was a wonderful mentor and a great person to practice with. I enjoyed knowing him both at Akin Gump and JW. God bless him. ”
53 of 70 | Posted by: Alexandre Bourgeois - Houston, TX

“I worked with Larry for many years , and always enjoyed working with him. He was a true delight. I will miss him so very much. I am so sorry for...Read More »
54 of 70 | Posted by: Melissa Tanner - Austin, TX

“I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed knowing Larry here at the office. He had a great sense of humor that livened things up at the office and was...Read More »
55 of 70 | Posted by: Pam Cummins - Austin, TX

“Larry..you were a true friend for more than forty years. Your humor, honesty, and friendship will be missed by so many-but none more than me. You...Read More »
56 of 70 | Posted by: Dick Taylor - Houston, TX

“I started working at Small, Craig & Werkenthin in 1977 and Larry was one of 13 attorneys in the firm at that time. Larry was always enthusiastic and...Read More »
57 of 70 | Posted by: Betty Deinlein Nardecchia - TX

“Larry was wonderful support of Nexion and will be missed by so many. Personally I always enjoyed Larry's sense of priority and purpose. My...Read More »
58 of 70 | Posted by: Brett Bolt - Eldersburg, MD

“Larry was a fine fine man. The San Marcos High School class of 1961 thought he was very special. I am thinking of you all and will keep Larry and...Read More »
59 of 70 | Posted by: Karen Cecil - Smithton, MO

“I have the great pleasure of meeting and working with Larry over the past seven years in developing Nexion Health. Larry was a class gentleman,a...Read More »
60 of 70 | Posted by: Fran Kirley - Sykesville, MD

“Holding you all closely to my heart. Please know that we are thinking of you all, and will be there in spirit and prayer on Tuesday. Deepest...Read More »
61 of 70 | Posted by: Shannon & Tate Vaughan - Sherman, TX

“I knew Mr. Langley through my sister, a life long friend of Evans and as a dear friend to the Thomas family. I just want to share my love and...Read More »
62 of 70 | Posted by: Amie Bennight - Colorado Springs, CO

“Dearest friends: We knew this day would come, but not really. Now that it has, we can only imagine your sadness. The world will never be quite...Read More »
63 of 70 | Posted by: Eileen and John Beck - TX

“Only the good die young and he was one of the best, I remember him as a good man.He will be in our prayers, John & Mary Diaz ”
64 of 70 | Posted by: John A. Diaz - San Marcos, TX

“Sydney, Linds, Evan & Russ, We are so sorry for the loss of Mr. Langley. What an amazing man. One of my favorite things about him was how he was...Read More »
65 of 70 | Posted by: Jennifer Harris - Longview, TX

“I am humbled that He has prepared a place for us, and that we are now surrounded by an even greater cloud of witnesses. God bless. ”
66 of 70 | Posted by: Tom Coffman - Austin, TX

“Sydney, Lindsey, Evan, and Russ, Please know that I am thinking of you and praying for you. I wish that I could be there on Tuesday to celebrate...Read More »
67 of 70 | Posted by: Elizabeth Ryll - Chicago, IL

“So long,old friend. Happy trails. ”
68 of 70 | Posted by: Dick Vaughan - Houston, TX

“Larry was such an amazing light in this world! We pray for "the peace that passes all understanding" for your family. And we will continue to lift...Read More »
69 of 70 | Posted by: Delaine Teeple - Austin, TX

“Sydney, Lindsey, Evan and Russ, Larry will truly be missed by all. I will never forget our many trips and evenings together growing up and am so...Read More »
70 of 70 | Posted by: Derrick and Lauren Price - Austin, TX


Larry Langley Larry Langley passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on November 8, 2007. He was born in Brownwood, Texas on October 19, 1943 to Elnora and Marshall Langley. As a Texas native, he had a great love of the outdoors, enjoying hunting, fishing, and spending time at his farm with his family. He attended Texas A & M University, but received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Texas. As an enthusiastic supporter of collegiate sports, he rarely missed a game and regularly traveled with the Barn Stormers to regional basketball games. Larry was extremely knowledgeable about the Civil War and World War II. He collected military miniatures, which lined the shelves of his law office. His love of music was evidenced by his diverse collection of albums. After graduation from law school, Larry accepted a job as an undercover special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. During his career, he was a partner with the law firms of Jackson Walker (formerly Small, Craig and Werkenthin) and Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld. He was director of the State Bar of Texas and President of the Travis County Bar. The Austin Bar Association recognized his commitment to the legal community by presenting him the 2004 Professionalism Award, which recognizes extraordinary contributions to the profession. Giving back to the community was one of Larry’s passionate callings. He had a great love for public radio and television and served as President and Executive Committee Member of KLRU. Likewise, he served at a national level as a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of America’s Public Television Stations, and he was awarded the David J. Brugger Grassroots Advocacy Award by the Association of Public Television Stations in 2002. Larry was a beloved partner and friend, and throughout the years, he served as a mentor and confidant to many, routinely providing leadership and advice. As a man of faith, he was a member of the Session of Covenant Presbyterian Church and was the “official” church recruiter. Throughout his illness, his dedication and devotion to his church family, continued to be a priority. Preceding him in death were his sons, William Marshall Langley, Rob Langley, and Ross Langley; also, his parents, Elnora Langley Jacks, Marshall Arlon Langley, and stepfather, Judge Terry Jacks. He is survived by his wife of thirty eight years, Sydney Thompson Langley and his daughters Kendall Evan Langley and Lindsey Langley Sartain and her husband, Russell Tarkington Sartain. Grandchildren include Sydney, Ellis, and Langley Sartain. Larry Langley was an extraordinary person. Whether one knew him as a loving family member, a loyal friend, or someone he reached out to with kindness, we will miss his unique sense of humor, larger than life personality, and his strong, independent spirit. In lieu of flowers, memorials should be sent to the William Marshall Langley Memorial Scholarship, The Ex-Students’ Association of the University of Texas, Attention: Eleanor Moore, P.O. Box 7278, Austin, TX 78713. A Memorial Service will be held 3:00 pm on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at Covenant Presbyterian Church on 3003 Northland Drive. Obituary and guestbook online at wcfish.com