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John Edmund Langdon

October 23, 1944 - November 6, 2017

Memorial Service:

1 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at Arlington Heights United Methodist Church, 4200 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.

Pallbearers will be Sam Douglas, T.U. Taylor, David Crowley, Kelly Langdon, Phil Dixon, Russell Blair, Bob Wade, Mike Shropshire, Trey Hodge, Steve Murrin and Bill Zimmerman.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at or the Lone Star Film Society, 209 W. 2nd Street, Fort Worth, TX, 76102.

John Edmund Langdon died peacefully at his home on Saturday, November 4, 2017.

Johnny was born October 23, 1944, in San Francisco, the son of Jack and Dora Lee Langdon.  He graduated from Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth in 1963 and TCU in 1968.  He was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.  Following TCU, he earned a law degree from South Texas College of Law.

In 1973, Johnny began creating companies involved in cancer research and treatment, biomass co-generation, and technology for the enhanced recovery of deep heavy oil.

A native of Fort Worth, he founded the Lone Star Film Festival in 2007.  Now in its eleventh year, LSFS supports a series of film programs including screenings at the Kimbell, Amon Carter, and Modern Art museums. LSFS also provides film-related educational programs for children.  Johnny was the founder and president of Bumbershoot Production Incorporated, a Fort Worth-based motion picture and television development company, which he ran with independent film producer, Carolyn Pfeiffer.

Johnny was predeceased by his sister, Jane.

Survivors:  Wife, Anne; stepson, Joël Livet (May); children, Clay (Whitney) and Kendall Langdon Levy (Richard); and four grandchildren, Byars, Evans Jane, Sam and Naomi.