Donald Paul Langley Sr. of Steelville, Missouri was born on Thursday, March 4, 1936 in Blytheville, Arkansas to Leon Harvey Langley and Mildred Evelyn Stone Langley Shrum and passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at the age of 85 years, 6 months and 5 days.
Donald attended Hadley Technical High School in St. Louis, Missouri.
In 1957 he married Loy Nadine Poole in St. Louis, Missouri. He later married Tanit “Terry” Langley.
Donald worked as a carpenter for Alberici Constructors Inc. in St. Louis, Missouri and was a member of the Local Union #92 of St. Louis, Missouri.
Donald was a great salesman and could sell anything. Donald was a member of the Missouri Game Breeder’s Association. He showed quarter horses all over the country. He was the World Flag Racing Champion in 1971 and 1972, special thanks to his horses Little Bud and Bruce. Donald especially loved going to chicken fights.
He was preceded in death by his father, Leon Langley; mother and step father who raised him, Mildred and Elmer Shrum; son, Dale Langley; and grandson Zachary Langley.
He is survived by his children, Cheryl (Ernest) Mixco of St. Charles, Missouri, Elmer Langley of Barnhart, Missouri, Ricky (Pam) Langley of Festus, Missouri, William Langley of Steelville, Missouri and Donny (Jodi) Langley of Lake Ozark, Missouri; step children, Bub, Jackie and Ryan, all of St. Louis, Missouri; siblings, Mitchell Shrum of Hillsboro, Missouri and Micky (Bob) Stockdale of Springfield, Missouri; special friends, Marcella Neighaus of Marthasville, Missouri and Jay U. Pigg of Maryland Heights, Missouri; grandchildren, Samantha Langley of Barnhart, Missouri, Danielle (Lance) Lear of Topeka, Kansas, Tiffany Fricka of Bloomsdale, Missouri, Lauren (Kegan) Salmon of Ft. Myers, Florida, Courtney Morgan of St. Louis, Missouri, Steven (Whitney) Michaels of St. Louis, Missouri and Jamie (Breanne) Oakley of Denver, Colorado; great grandchildren, Logan and Miles Fricka, Cameron and Jackie Langley, August Salmon, Noah and Cameron Morgan, William Michaels, Annisyn and Asa Oakley; other relatives and friends.
Visitation from 3-6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral service held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Bro. Len Young officiating.
The family chose cremation as his final disposition.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.