Jack Talmadge Langley

February 8, 2024

CHARLOTTE – Jack Talmadge Langley, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 8, 2024.

Jack was born in Ellijay, Georgia and grew up on a farm with two loving parents, a sister and three brothers.  It was there that he developed his strong work ethic, love for family, selfless attitude and love for the Lord.  Throughout his life, Jack always put others before himself and served as a role model to those he encountered.

After graduating high school, he entered the University of Georgia in the fall of 1953 and met the love of his life, Nancy Young, in 1954.  He would often regale others with stories of taking chocolate malts to Nancy during her freshman year as a mechanism to win her over. It must have worked, as he and Nancy eloped and were married on April Fool’s Day in 1955.  After graduating in 1957 they moved to Atlanta where Jack began his professional career, serving in various sales and sales management roles within the chemical industry.

Jack touched the lives of everyone he met.  Whether coaching little league baseball, attending grandchildren’s events or serving as handyman to all, he always brought a positive, caring attitude. He was truly a role model and prime example of putting others above oneself.  Jack loved the outdoors, the mountains and working in the yard. Jack was also a die-hard UGA football fan, UNC basketball fan and loved the Atlanta Braves.  He rarely missed watching his teams.

But most of all, he loved his family and friends. Jack is survived by his wife, Nancy, of Charlotte, NC; two children, Jacquie Kirby and her husband, Robby, of Charlotte, NC, David Langley and his wife, Leslie of Atlanta, GA; five grandchildren, Kathryn Rice and her husband, Adger, Davis Kirby and his wife, Emmy, Caroline Langley, Brooks Langley and Jackson Langley.  Also surviving are his three great-grand-children and beloved brothers, Hubert Langley and Ray Langley.  He was predeceased by his sister, Geneva Hyatt and brother, Herman Langley.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at Forest Lawn East Cemetery in Matthews, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be offered in memory of Jack to Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 or https://www.samaritanspurse.org/memorial-page/jack-langley-charlotte-nc/

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.

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  • Thomas H. Madden

    Sorry for the late post Ray, been out of it. Mom loved all her family but I remember her having a gleam in her eye when she would refer to Jack or tell a story. Not that she didn't have special moments and memories from all but I remember noticing it in her when she would refer to him. It carried somewhat over to me when I was younger and would always look forward and hoping to see Jack at homecoming. He definitely had an affect on our family which all my cousins, aunts, uncles did. I know it hurts to have a sibling leave us but with his hope in Christ we will be able to be together again in a wonderful unimaginable way through our faith in Christ. Praying for you folks and the family. May God's peace which passes all understanding be upon your hearts in the days to come.

  • Patricia Jackson

    Nancy, Jacque, David, Raymond, and Hubert, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Jack was such a good guy. He left me the most beautiful message, that I still have, when Homer was in the hospital. My prayers are with all of the Langley family. Jack was a good man.

  • Raymond Lngley

    Jack was a wonderful brother.

  • Larry Tankersley

    I regret hearing that Jack has passed. I have not seen him in several years. He always visited my mom and dad- his Uncle Lawrence and Aunt Floy when he came to Ellijay to see Aunt Pluma. They always treasured his visit. Several years were between Jack and I but he was a dear cousin. My prayers are with his family.