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Larry Langdon

April 30, 1971 — May 31, 2018

Larry Lee Langdon, 47, of Buhl, passed away May 31, 2018 in Buhl, Idaho.

Larry was born in Twin Falls, Idaho to Lauren and Judy Langdon. He lived in Buhl during his youth and went to Buhl schools. Larry was creative and inventive. He always had a cool gadget or some sort plan to cause mischief. He loved modifying trucks with lift kits, roll bars and lights.

He was able to do much of the work himself being a natural at mechanical dynamics. He always had an amazing sound system in his “Hot Wheels” trucks! People who knew Larry, knew when he did something, he did it 110%.

In a short time during High School, Larry went from being a shy kid to the life of the party. While the party life may have been fun at first, it caused him problems that followed him the rest of his life. Larry chose to become sober and successfully stayed that way for over 18 years, a feat at which many people fail. He worked his way from rock bottom to owning Monster Metal, a successful blacksmith and metal fabrication business in Seattle. He created many wonderful and functional works of art, railings, gates and more with his steel fabricating skills. Much of which is still on display in many downtown businesses and will be appreciated for many years to come. On Facebook he displayed photos of his creations with the tag line “I builds stuff!”

Larry was father to his boys, Andrew Crowley, who preceded him in death in 2011, Loren and Landon. They weren’t always close but he always loved them. Landon and wife Ashley, couldn’t wait for him to meet his new grand daughter coming this September.

How can you possibly sum Larry up in anything but a character from a novel? I'm pretty sure you could interchange wordsmith and blacksmith in his description. If you observed Larry in his younger years you would probably giggle a little, wince at a few things, bow your head, shake it some and wonder how his parents handled all of his shenanigans.

Reconnecting in recent years with Larry "The Blacksmith" was nothing short of intriguing. If you didn't know him or about him, you would not have guessed all the trouble in his past. On Facebook he wasn’t afraid to tell all who cared or dared to read about the ups and downs over his life. This well read, well written, businessman and metal genius now inhabited the space of the troubled Larry Langdon. During the last few years of his life, he found a passion for helping with the Buhl Fire Department and Quick Response. He responded to many emergency calls and enjoyed helping people in need. In the summer of 2017, he worked on his first fire in the Snake River Canyon and was humbled and inspired by the hard work and danger that faces fire and emergency crews, from there he became an EMT and went on to be certified as Advanced EMT.

Unafraid of repercussions for any of his thoughts and opinions, he expressed himself brilliantly. Recently he posted, "I have an amazing woman (Denim) who fills me with joy and she is perfection in my eyes; I have amazing kids who I love; and, my family is wonderful" but concluded with "I don't want you to feel sorry for me, I had a great life. I wish I could spare the pain this will cause". Larry was resolute in his plan, content in his present, and observant of his past.

A friend recently wrote about Larry, "There are people who wear their heart on their sleeve. Larry wore his heart on a flag, and flew it proudly."

Regardless of how you came into contact with him, you couldn't help but realize that he was intelligent, friendly, talented, honest and didn't judge others. At the end of his journey of life he was a proud husband, respectful son, devout brother, love-filled father and attentive friend. We are grateful for the time he spent sharing his opinions, support and stories with us and we know there are a multitude of others who feel the same. Rest In Peace Larry.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 22, 2018 at the West End Cemetery Flag Poles in Buhl. Following the memorial, there will be a gathering at Mimi’s Flowers to share food and celebrate Larry’s life.

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