Friday, October 27, 2023

Larry Eugene Langley 78 Adrian

 Larry Eugene Langley, 78 of Adrian, Missouri passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 26, 2023 at his home in Adrian, Missouri. No services scheduled at this time. Arrangements entrusted to Mullinax Funeral Home Butler (660-679-0009). Memorial contributions may be made to the Adrian Athletic Booster Club. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at


Larry was born on February 28, 1945, in Kansas City to Walter F.M. Langley and Pauline Nee Kunkler. Larry grew up in the family home at 12th and Ewing. He  had many hobbies and interests from playing 3 and 2 baseball, to his family business of cars and auto salvage. Larry's passion for cars included corvettes, ‘32 Fords, ‘34 Fords, and even a funny car. Larry was involved in many car clubs including the Rod-Tiques, and he was also a founding member of the Midwest Deuces.


Larry met the love of his life Mary Margaret Powell at Lake City Munitions and was married on April 15, 1971. To this union two sons were born, Ryan and James.  In August of 1976 Larry and his family moved to Adrian along with his parents, Walter and Pauline. Larry and his father started Langley Towing and Larry Langley Auto Parts, Inc.  The very first day while bringing in a car to his property it burnt to the ground, but everyone in Adrian knew the new family in town.


Larry continued his passion of building cars and street rods while passing those skills to his sons.  While the used auto parts market died off in the late 80's and into the early 90's, Larry started working in Kansas City for Blue Valley Auto Parts and then moving to James B. Nutter in 1993. He worked as the personal courier to James B. Nutter until his retirement in 2015.  Larry enjoyed his retirement going to many car shows all over the region. He was also an avid fan of the Adrian Blackhawks, especially the football games throughout the years.    


Larry is survived by his Sister Joann Langley, two sons Ryan and James (Karen) both of Adrian. Larry was active in supporting his grandchildren Rachel, Cate, Grace, Jacob, Danielle, and Lauren as much as he could. He was preceded in death by his wife in 2020, and his parents Walter and Pauline.


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