EUNICE~It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that the family of John Russell Langley announces his passing on Thursday, October 08, 2015 at Acadian Medical Center in Eunice with loving family by his side. He was 86. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Basile. Entombment will follow in the St. Augustine Mausoleum with Father David Hebert and Deacon Robbie Leger officiating.
John Russell was a school teacher and Assistant Principal for Basile Middle School and retired after thirty three years of service. He live life to the fullest and had many endeavors, Basile Town Councilman, Parish Assessor, ran the Prince Theatre, owned a service station for two years as well as a Western Auto for twelve years, and a Video Store. But above all this he was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him. He says his greatest achievements were his devoted and loving wife of sixty five years, Iris Langley of Basile; his two loving daughters, Judy Thibodeaux and husband, Tommy of Basile and Becky Leger and husband, Robbie of Eunice; the joys of his life his four grandchildren, Richie Thibodeaux, Jata Crochet, Alex Thibodeaux and Kinsi Leger Heaton; his eight great grandchildren, Paige Bergeaux, Blair Thibodeaux, Tripp, Jon and Lexi Rae Thibodeaux, Briley Crochet, Allison Thibodeaux and Amelie Heaton.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Allie and Alozia Douget Langley and a brother, Lee Curtis Langley.
At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Basile on Friday, October 9th from 1:30 pm until 10:00 pm and again on Saturday, October 10th from 8:00 am until time of services. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm Friday evening.