Jack Lee Langford

Born in Nashville, Tennessee on August 20, 1934

Departed on February 10, 2021 and resided in Franklin, Tennessee

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Jack Lee Langford
DOB – 08/20/1934, Nashville, TN
Son of Carsie & Mattie Langford, brother to Melinda June Lee & Bonnie Ann Langford, survived by his wife Ima of 63 years; son, Brad L Langford (Angie), daughter, Bonnie Wheatcraft (Steve); grandchildren, Justin Wheatcraft (Katie), Tyler Wheatcraft (Elizabeth), Ashlea Wheatcraft, Ashley, Sarah, Ryan and Caleb Langford, Ali Ryan, Molly Kitchens (Reed); great grandchildren, Avery & Olivia Wheatcraft, Addilyn Langford & Everly Oberholster.
Jack graduated from Gallatin High School in 1950, attended Castle Height Military Academy before accepting a football scholarship to the University of Wyoming at Laramie and was inducted into the Wyoming Football Hall of Fame. He married the love of his life, Ima Katherine Franklin on July 27, 1957.
After graduating Wyoming, Jack completed his tenure in the US Army leaving as a Captain. He entered civilian work with The Travelers Insurance Company. In 1972 he started Jack L Langford & Associates, an insurance brokerage agency specializing in employee benefits to small employers. In his career he earned Life & Qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table, served on the local Life Underwriters Association Board of Directors and spoke to numerous industry groups.
Jack was a faithful member of Forest Hills Baptist Church in Nashville Tennessee where he taught an adult Sunday School class for over 30 years. He served as a deacon and on many committees. He also served on the Nashville Fellowship of Christian Athletes Board of Directors for many years. Jack served in Tres Dias Communities in Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama & Georgia. He gave of his time, his talents, and his treasures freely and without reservation.
Visitation will be Saturday, February 20, 2021, 10:00 –12:00, with a Funeral Service beginning at 12:00; all at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to any of the following: Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Adoration Hospice, or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Words cannot express the gratitude of the family for your thoughts & prayers. Jack left an indelible impact on the lives of everyone that knew him, we have lost much but Heaven is better with him in it.

10 Comments to Jack Lee Langford

  1. Michelle King
    February 17, 2021 2:57 pm

    Brad & Bonnie- our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Steve & Michelle

  2. Ruth Wolfe Wright
    February 17, 2021 4:30 pm

    Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Jackie . He was a wonderful Classmate. He will surely be missed by all. Love and Prayers to Ima and all the Family ! God Bless ! From the GHS class of 1952 !

  3. Spence and Judy Oliver
    February 17, 2021 4:33 pm

    Bonnie and Brad we a friend ship with your family in the 70’s. Enjoyed seeing you ride horse in your side yard and the dance recitals. They were precious parents now you can nurture Mother for as long as the Lords give her. Our prayers are with you. Love to you and all your family.

  4. Gay and Jimmie Plowman
    February 17, 2021 9:28 pm

    So sorry for your loss, never easy to lose a Dad.
    He wore many hats it seems. Loved the video.
    Sincere condolences to you, Brad, Bonnie and your entire family

  5. Tom Neal, Jr
    February 18, 2021 10:58 am

    a true Southern gentleman that always made his hometown Gallatin proud and a credit to GHS.

  6. Martha Hight
    February 18, 2021 2:24 pm

    Bonnie, I happened on your “people you might know” on Facebook this morning. Looked you up and discovered that our never to be forgotten friend, Jack Langford, went home to be with Jesus just a few days ago. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, Brad, Ima and all of your family. He was absolutely one of a kind and I have many wonderful memories.
    Please give my love to Ima and Brad. I now live in Frisco, TX near my son Keith. Mike passed away 10-1/2 years ago. Your Mom and Dad were at his funeral. All my love to all of you.

  7. J Edward Campbell
    February 19, 2021 8:12 pm

    Sending thoughts and prayers to Ima, Brad, Bonnie and the family and friends
    Fond memories of Jack and Ima and the family at Forest Hills Baptist Church.

  8. Myrtle Daugherty and Peggy D Fannin
    February 19, 2021 8:46 pm

    Ima, Brad and Bonnie, our hearts hurt so badly as we learned of Jack’s passing. We are praying for you all during this time. Our love and prayers are with you always

  9. Hack Gilliam
    February 20, 2021 11:52 am

    Jack was my childhood hero we played on the First Baptist softball team we served at FirstBaptist together as adults Jack will always be remembered by me as a Christian friend

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