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Lionel (Lee) Gerard Langevin

September 11, 1932 ~ February 4, 2012 (age 79)

Lionel Gerard (Lee) Langevin, age 79, of Greensboro, Georgia, died Saturday, February 4, 2012 at Athens Regional Medical Center. On September 11, 1932 he was born in West Springfield, MA to the late Edward Langevin and Amanda Marie Larose Langevin. He graduated from West Springfield High School and worked for the Gilbarco Company where he eventually was promoted to Vice President of manufacturing. He then went to Dresser Wayne where he was a successful international businessman who traveled worldwide and retired in 1997. In 1996 they moved from Salisbury, MD to Lake Oconee in Greensboro. He was a very active and faithful member of Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church. Lee was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Lee''s affiliation with Greene County politics began in 2002 when he volunteered to serve on the Committee to Elect Sonny Perdue. When the local Greene County Republican Party was recognized in 2003, Lee was elected as the party secretary and served on the Executive Committee for the next ten years. During that historic decade he participated in every local republican campaign and played an integral part in the election of Janice Gallimore, the first republican to serve as Chairman of the Greene County Board of Education.

Lee was the epitome of a grassroots volunteer. Whether the race was local, statewide, or national, he was always there in the trenches knocking on doors, passing out flyers, organizing fundraisers, doing what ever was necessary to get good conservative republicans elected to office. Over these many years Lee earned the love and respect of the entire Greene County Republican Party as well as the many local, state, and national officials he helped to elect. His friendship, loyalty and steadfast dedication to God and Country will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife of twenty-eight years, Ruth Lee Langevin, of Greensboro, GA; daughters, Nancy Spizawka and husband Kerry of Spalding, Saskatchewan, Canada and Joan Levack and husband Mark of Berwick, Novia Scotia, Canada; two sons, Robert Langevin and wife Dagmar of Avon, CT and George Chip Clendon of Bogart, GA; seven grandchildren, Chris Piche, Christina and Jamie Spizawka, Vicky and Erica Levack and Julia and Lilly Langevin; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Larry Langevin of New Orleans, LA and Madeline Phetteplace of West Springfield, MA.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church, 6341 Lake Oconee Parkway, Greensboro, Georgia, 30642 with Father G. Philip Ryan officiating. Serving as honorary pallbearers are the members of the Knights of Columbus. A reception will follow at the church in the Sacred Heart Social Hall. The family requests that any memorials be made to Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church, 6341 Lake Oconee Parkway, Greensboro, Georgia 30642 or to the charity of your choice. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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