Alan Wade Langston

October 2, 1963 ~ January 30, 2024 (age 60) 60 Years Old
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Alan Wade Langston Obituary

     Alan Wade Langston, known affectionately as Alan to his friends and family, passed away peacefully on January 30, 2024, in his hometown of Opelika, Alabama. Born on October 2, 1963, in the same close-knit community, Alan's life was a testament to the enduring bonds of love, friendship, and kinship.

     Alan is survived by his loving wife, Patty Outlaw Langston, and their cherished children, Jessica N. Richardson (Levi) and Dillon M. Smith (Jayde). He was the proud grandfather of Anna-Claire Richardson, Aiden Richardson, Cooper Smith, and the soon-to-be-born Madelyn Smith. Alan's legacy of love and laughter will live on through them. He was the beloved brother of Steve Langston (Lisa), Sharon Brooks (Rod), and Brian Langston (Wendy), and a fun-loving uncle to his nieces and nephews, Kristen, Kevin, Kyle, Kaylan, and Ashley. Alan was preceded in death by his parents, Earline Cook and Jim Langston, who instilled in him the values of family and generosity that he carried throughout his life.

     For many years, Alan was a well-known figure in the car business, where his larger-than-life personality earned him the nickname "Big Al" on the car lot. His warm smile and genuine care for others left a lasting impression on his colleagues and customers alike, and he leaves behind a multitude of friends who will miss his presence dearly.

     Alan's life was marked by his unwavering dedication to his family. He was a family man first and foremost, always putting the needs and happiness of his loved ones above all else. His home was a haven of warmth and generosity, where he and Patty raised their children with love and laughter.

     An animal lover at heart, Alan had a special fondness for cats, and his gentle nature made him a friend to all creatures great and small. His nurturing spirit extended to his garden, where he found joy in watering his plants and watching them thrive under his care.

     Generosity was Alan's calling. He gave freely of himself to everyone he met, whether it was through his time, his resources, or his boundless kindness. Alan's thoughtfulness knew no bounds, and his friendly demeanor made him a beloved figure in his community.

     A passionate fan of the University of Georgia, Alan's enthusiasm for his team was infectious. He shared this love with his grandchildren, with whom he had a bond like no other. Their time together was filled with joy, laughter, and the creation of precious memories that will be treasured forever.

     Alan Wade Langston lived a life that was rich in the things that matter most. He was a beacon of generosity, a true friend, and a thoughtful soul whose impact on the world was as profound as it was gentle. His passing leaves a void in the hearts of those who knew him, but his spirit will continue to inspire us to live with kindness, to cherish our loved ones, and to give generously of ourselves.

     As we say goodbye to Alan, we celebrate a life well-lived, a life filled with love, and a life that will continue to shine brightly in the lives of those he touched. Alan's story is one of joy, compassion, and an unwavering commitment to the people and values he held dear. He will be deeply missed, but his legacy will live on in the hearts of his family, friends, and all who were fortunate enough to know him.

     Funeral services for Alan will be held on Friday, February 2nd, 2024, at 2:00 PM (EST) at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley. Interment will follow in Beulah Cemetery. Pastor Nathan Lawrence and Pastor Rusty Arnett will officiate. Alan’s Family will receive friends Friday afternoon from 1:00 PM (EST) until the service hour at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley.

     Please visit Alan’s Memorial Tribute page at to leave a kind word for his family, to share a memory of Alan, or to light a Remembrance Candle in his memory.

     Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley directing.

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February 2, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley
3700 20th AVE
Valley, AL 36854

Funeral Service
February 2, 2024

2:00 PM
Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley
3700 20th Avenue
Valley, AL 36854

February 2, 2024

Beulah Cemetery


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