HOLYROOD — Bobby Jim Langston, 83, passed Friday, March 31, 2017, at his home in Holyrood. He was born Jan. 23, 1934 in Elsey, Mo., to the Rev. James and Mabel (Miller) Langston. He married Ellen Fortner on July 2, 1955, in Holyrood. In his earlier years, Bobby worked in the oil field as a roustabout doing some drilling, pumping, and other work. After leaving the oil field he became the manager for Doonan Farms at their farm south of Ellinwood. He then owned the Conoco station in Holyrood from which he retired.
He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Holyrood, Masonic Lodge formerly of Holyrood, now Ellsworth, and Eastern Star formerly of Holyrood, now Hoisington.
Survivor include his wife, of Holyrood; son Roger Langston (Brenda) of Holyrood; daughter, Robie Lewallen (Rick) of Holyrood; sister, Mary Garrison of Marshall, Arkansas; grandchildren, Tony Lamia Jr., Bobbie Jo Rogers, Stephanie Langston, Jason Fanatia, Chris Fanatia and Mandi Griffin; 18 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Jared Paul Langston; and nine siblings.
Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m., Tuesday, April 4, at Parsons Funeral Home in Ellsworth, with family receiving friends 6-8 p.m. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Holyrood, with burial following in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Holyrood Volunteer Fire Dept., Holyrood Park Fund, or Masonic Lodge No. 146, Ellsworth, all in care of the funeral home.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Parsons Funeral Home*
P.O. Box 45
Ellsworth, KS 67439
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, April 2, 2017