Columbus, OH — Barry W. Langley, 33, born Aug. 19, 1985, died suddenly at home on March 6, 2019, due to heart issues.
He was a member of the American Indian Coushatta Tribe in Louisiana. Prior to graduation at Lebanon High School, he was on the wrestling and tennis teams.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Doug Stovall and Chief Alvin Langley; and a great-grandmother, Vivian White. He is survived by his father, Barry (Ethel) Freeze; mother, Lois Stovall (Marilyn Langley); beloved daughter, Lucy Jean; life partner, Jessica Duval; siblings, Jeremy (Katie Walker), Dylan Pittman, Heather Garza and Daniel Battise; step-brothers and sisters, Rachelle Doss, Jimmy Coomer and Crystal Lowerty; uncle, William (Mariane) Freeze; aunt, Margie (Gene) Bustle; nieces, Allison, Jesse, and Myra; and many more cousins.
Mr. Langley was a well-known Standardbred trainer in the states of Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio, New York and New Jersey for the last 15 years. He made many friends throughout his travels, but his Ohio friends, especially Aaron Merriman and Josh Sutton, were closest to him. Most remember him as the kindest and most caring friend. He was also known as “The Chief” and the “Gentle Giant” who stood 6’5”. He started more than 2,200 horses over his training career which began in 2004, with 374 winners and $1,899,828 in purse earnings.
He was a member of the United States Trotting Association and the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association.
His family will receive friends on Tuesday (March 12) from 5-9 p.m. at Shorten & Ryan Funeral Home, 400 Reading Rd., Mason, Ohio. Funeral services will be at the funeral home Wednesday (March 13) at 11 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Barry Langley Fund on behalf of Lucy Jean Langley at any Lebanon Citizens National Bank or at 50 North Broadway, Lebanon, OH 45036.