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Silas Benton (Butch) Langfitt III
Date: 10/26/2018
Location: Thomasville

Mr. Silas Benton Langfitt, III (Butch) died Friday, October 26, 2018 at the Hospice Home of High Point. He was born in Syracuse, NY on July 9, 1937 a son of Silas B. Langfitt, Jr. and Lucy Tilton Langfitt . His family moved to St. Simons Island, GA where he finished high school and graduated from the University of Georgia cum laude in 1959. After working in Atlanta in retailing, he moved to Greensboro, NC to be a federal bank examiner. It was there that he met and married Sue Dean in 1967. Butch accepted a childcare position with Barium Springs Home for Children in Barium Springs, NC in 1971 and earned his Masters degree in social work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1983 he went to work for Baptist Children’s Homes in Thomasville. After retiring in 1992, he volunteered with a number of charitable organizations including Hospice of Davidson County, Habitat for Humanity, Arts United of Davidson County, City Beautification Commission and Davidson Medical Ministries Clinic from the organization’s beginnings until his death. He held current membership in two professional organizations: National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and NC Marriage and Family Therapy (NCMFT). Active in the life and ministry of Memorial United Methodist Church, he taught children’s Sunday School classes, sang in the church choir, and served on the committee that began the Arts Academy. He is survived by his wife, Sue Dean Langfitt of the home; sons, Silas Benton Langfitt IV of Monroe, NC and Clarke Dean Langfitt of Jamestown; daughter-in-law Catherine Rebecca Langfitt and three grandchildren whom he loved dearly, Kyndahl Rebecca Langfitt, Kelton Dean Langfitt, and Kerrigann Sue-Allen Langfitt. Also surviving is a brother, Pete Langfitt of Franklin, TN. A service of celebration of life will be held on Monday at 2 PM at Memorial United Methodist Church by the Rev. Ben Devoid and the Rev. Jennie Hemrick. Friends are invited to greet the family in the Christian Enrichment Center of the church following the service. A private family graveside service will be held at Thomasville City Cemetery. The family suggests that any memorials be sent to Memorial United Methodist Church, PO Box 428, Thomasville, NC 27361 or to a place of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made to the Langfitt family at


We are so sorry to read of Butch’s passing . He was a true gentleman in every sense of the word. Not only is this a loss for his family and our church, but for the Thomasville community. Blessings and comfort to Sue and the children.
~ Joe and Susan Weaver Thomasville , North Carolina
Our hearts are heavy for you. May the Lord bring to mind sweet memories, may He comfort you in your grief and may He carry you.
~ Tamy Thayer Jamestown , North Carolina
My thoughts and prayers are with your family.God Bless all of you.
~ Saundra Beck Thomasville , North Carolina
Sue, we're so very sorry to hear of Butch's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Dianna & Woody Westerfield
~ Dianna Westerfield Monroe , North Carolina
God will sustain you with his "right hand of righteousness" during this difficult time and through each passing day. Isaiah 41:10 says: "Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be anxious, for I am your God. I will fortify you, yes, I will help you, I will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness." Isaiah 41:13; I "am grasping your right hand, the One (God) saying to you,...'I will help you." Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7)
~ Rachel Morton Graham, , North Carolina
Butch was such a warm and caring person. He made his life count for others and was fun to be around. I will always remember that as a new member of the First Presbyterian session, he gave me support and advice many times. He will always hold a special place in my heart!
~ Anice P Griffin Lexington , North Carolina
Sue we will all really miss Butch...All the good times on SSI and Glynn Academy...Also our time at UGA....He was a truly good friend.Gods blessing on you and the family.
~ Betsy Martin Glennville , Georgia
So sorry to hear of the passing of Butch. Prayers are with his family. He will be all who knew him. God bless you and keep you. Jeanette
~ Jeanette Young St.Simons Island , Georgia
Sue and family, I was so sorry to see that Butch had passed away. He was such a kind, funny, and talented man. I always enjoyed participating in Evening of Music with him. Perhaps he, my Daddy, and Debbie are singing together in God's choir now.
~ Anne Jarrett Thomasville , North Carolina
Well done faithful servant “to the least of these” many children and families benefited from your compassion. It was a pleasure to have worked with Butch at Baptist Children’s Homes of NC. He was always so kind to me and my family. Our love and sympathies to his family, Sam and Pam Barefoot
~ Sam Barefoot Thomasville , North Carolina
What a wonderful delight and honor to have known Butch the last few years. From singing with him in the High Point Choral Association, Evening of Music, and chancel choir, remembering him welcoming Tyler and Tara to Sunday School the first Sunday we came to Memorial, the receptionist desk at Memorial, the choir picnics. So many warm memories of a good good man. Praying the God of All Comfort hold you all closely. With Love, The Oldakers
~ Priscilla & Jarry Oldaker Thomasville , North Carolina
It was a pleasure to have worked with Butch for several years at Baptist Children's Homes. He was a great supervisor and friend. He had a loving heart for the children and families he served through his ministry at BCH. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
~ Brenda Ferguson Thomasville , North Carolina
Sue, I am both shocked and saddened to learn of the loss of dear Butch. Please know I am thinking of you and our family at this time. My prayers go out to all of you. Please extend my deepest sympathy to all of your family. We will all miss him terribly. He was a special person and a good friend. Laura Parker Carrico Raleigh, NC
~ Laura Carrico Raleigh , North Carolina
Was so sorry to learn this.Benton called me.Sue,I will be remembering all of you in my prayers.God bless and keep you
~ Martha Rollings Jefferson , South Carolina