OBITUARY

Ernest Wilfred Langlois

September 18, 1935September 19, 2021
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This is dedicated to my Ernest,

Everybody who knows me knows that English is my second language. So here goes the story of my Ernest. His name was Ernest Wilfred Langlois. He was born in Burellville, Rhode Island on September 18, 1935 with the biggest personality I have ever seen. In his early years, Ernest did not enjoy regular school very much. When he was about 17-18 he joined the Air Force as an enlisted man. Ernest was quite a mechanic so it’s only right that his job in the Air Force was to be a Jet Engine Mechanic which he spent 20+ years working on for the Air Force. He even trained the foreign troops on how to keep the planes in tip top shape. He supervised over 80 soldiers training them to become the best mechanics they could be. On top of everything else, Ernest also served two tours in Vietnam. He won the Bronze Star for best performance and won the Medal of Commendation towards to end of his career in the Air Force.

On a lighter note, Ernest was an avid golfer. He taught himself how to play the game. His last handicap was 11. He even put me under his wing and taught me how to play the game. In turn, I regularly beat him playing from the same tee box, no less. We both traveled the world playing golf and won several awards.

The service to celebrate his life is going to be at the DFW National Cemetery in Grand Prairie, Texas on October 15 at 3:15 PM CST. A reception will be held following the services. For information on the reception please email clanglois089@gmail.com.

He is survived by his wife Visaka, his children Melody, Sherri, Michael, and Charles. Countless grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Beloved brothers and sisters and their children.

In leu of flowers, Ernest wished that you donate the money to support the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Charity.

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  • Memorial Service

    Friday, October 15, 2021

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