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James M. Langley

November 23, 1930 — February 4, 2023



James Monroe (Monk) Langley, beloved husband and father, age 92 of Boaz, went to be with the Lord on February 4th, 2023.

Monk was born November 23, 1930, in Randolph County AL.  He married the love of his life, Anita, in 1954 and together they raised 3 loving daughters.

He served the Lord at Bethsaida Baptist Church as Trustee, Sunday School teacher, Greeter, Brotherhood director, and Usher.

He served the citizens of Boaz as City Councilman for 16 years.  He represented the City’s Fire Department during that time and helped the Department increase its fleet of fire trucks, acquire better equipment, increased the number of active fire fighters, and oversaw the relocation and remodel of the current Fire Hall which bears his name in honor.

He served on the Boaz Water Board from 1976 to 2018.  He was recognized with a Retirement Celebration at the end of his service.

He served his country proudly in the U.S. Air Force from July 12, 1951, until honorable discharge on July 12, 1959.

Monk was known for his outgoing personality and quick wit.  He never met a stranger.  He always found happiness in everything, never a dull moment, the Life of the Party!  He loved people and lived life to the fullest.  He stood for what he believed in.  He was a master gardener, an avid sports fan for both Boaz and Auburn.  #1 BEST DAD!  He was the heart of his family.

He will be missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie L., and Flora Adele Langley, 2 brothers Tillman and Benny Langley, and one sister Mary Jim Hallmark.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Anita Langley; three daughters Vicki (Tim) Potter of Boaz, Jamie (Shannon) Pullen of Boaz, and Tammie (Gary) Thrasher of Boaz; 2 brothers Tommy (Carol) Langley of Albertville, Terry Langley of Boaz; 2 sisters, Janet Parrish of Boaz and Shirley Langley of Boaz; grandchildren , LaShae (Matt) Henderson of Albertville, Brody (Whitney) Potter of Arab, Maleah (Bryan) Alldredge of Opelika, AL., Ryan (Kayla) Pullen of Boaz, Zane (Brittany) Pullen of Boaz, Logan Thrasher of Birmingham, Layton Thrasher of Huntsville; and 13 great grandchildren, many beloved nieces and nephews, as well as his special fur baby, Elsie.

Visitation will be Monday, February 6th from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at McRae’s Funeral Home in Boaz. Services will be Tuesday, February 7th  at 2:00 pm at McRae’s Funeral Home in Boaz with Rev. Shannon Pullen and Rev. Mike Johnson officiating.  Burial at Bethsaida Baptist Church will follow with military honors.


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Monday, February 6, 2023

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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

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