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Terry Dwane Langley 2013

Terry Dwane Langley

Terry Langley, 69, of White Deer died suddenly on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.

No services are scheduled at this time. Interment is pending at the Ft. Sill National Veterans Cemetery in Lawton, Okla.

Terry was born in Norman, Okla to S.T. and Dollie Mae Auwen Langley. He was in the U.S. Navy and served in Vietnam. He was an Optical Instrument Repairman while in the Navy and received the National Defense Service Medal.

After his honorable discharge from the Navy, he lived in various town and cities including Norman and Clinton, Okla., San Diego, Calif., Amarillo and White Deer. Terry did odd jobs to make money. He was a regular fixture on I-40 outside of Clinton, Okla. living in a tent along the highway with his best friend and dog Sparky until Sparky’s death. Anyone who took the time to get to know Terry became aware that under his rough and disheveled appearance was a man with a dry sense of humor and a kind heart. He lived a difficult life, but joked about reading the obituaries to check to see if he made it in or not. He was picky about his coffee and filters, but was patient and always paid for the things he needed or wanted. Despite being hit by a car while living in San Diego and having both of his legs broken, he walked almost every place he went, only rarely accepting rides from others.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his dog, Sparky.

He may be survived by a brother, Paul Langley; a sister, Lela Vogle; a niece, Jerita Kreuzberg; two nephews, Donald Kreuzberg and Shane Scott as well as friends he made through the years.