Robert Hunt Lanston, M.D.
Robert Hunt Langston, M.D., age 81, died Friday, November 23, 2012, while enjoying life with friends heading to a Razorback football game. He was born on March 16, 1931, in Little Rock, Arkansas, the son of William Cleaver and Blanche (Peacock) Langston.
Services will be 1 PM, Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at the First Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and was a long time member with his wife. Visitation will be 6 to 8 PM, Tuesday, at the First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery following the services. Rev. Rob Davis will be speaking at the services.
Pallbearers will be Nick Langston, Jacob Langston, Joe Nance, Tommy Tice, Cocky Barrett, and Steve Horensky. Honorary pallbearers are John Parton and Sam Scroggins.
Robert obtained his B.S. from the University of Arkansas in 1953. He continued school and received his Doctor of Medicine from UAMS of Little Rock in 1956 and continued his internship with Baptist Hospital in Little Rock after graduation.
Dr. Langston served his country with a tour of duty in U.S. Army Medical Services from 1958-1960. He served in Fort Chaffee at Fort Smith and also the Pine Bluff Arsenal.
Dr. Langston and his family came to Harrison in the early 60’s and joined the Doctor’s Clinic with Dr. Albert Hammons, just off the Northwest corner of the square. Dr. Langston built a new clinic on North Spring in 1963 where he continued to practice till 1996 at his retirement.
Dr. Bob as he was known was active in many things in the community along with his wife Frances of 59 years. He volunteered his services and walked the side lines for many years with the Harrison Golden Goblins watching over the students. He provided physicals for the Goblin athletes and the North Arkansas College athletes and was the Medical Director and co-founder of the Medical Mission Clinic held at the First Baptist Church each month. He was the founding board president of the North Arkansas Counseling Foundation and as anyone who spent more than a few minutes with him knew, he was an avid Razorback Fan and a Razorback Foundation contributor since 1970.
Dr. Robert Langston was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Frank Peacock Langston and William Cleaver Langston, Jr.