Jeffrey Allen Langston
- age: 51
(April 03, 1962 to April 17, 2013 )
Resident of Bakersfield, California Visitation Information:
A Celebration of Life wll be held at
First Presbyterian Church,
1705 17th St. in the sanctuary
on May 3rd, 2013 Obituary:
Jeff was born in Bakersfield, CA to Dennis and Carol Langston on April 3, 1962. He was taken from us suddenly on April 17, 2013 after a battle with heart disease
Coming from a "musical family", it was only natural that Jeff follow in his family's footsteps and enter the sound business. His father was a Jazz drummer and sound engineer, and his mother was a classical violinist.
Jeff heard his first jazz music at one week of age and owned his first reel to reel at four years of age. He attended Castro Lane and Plantation Elementary, Greenfield Jr. High, and graduated in 1980 from South High.
Jeff got his first chance to start mixing on his own when his dad put him on the console at the age of 13 at a Buck Owens' concert. It started a 38-year career that has been exciting and yielded many friendships.
Jeff worked for many sound companies along with working for his dad at L-tron electronics, but eventually made his home at Pacific West Sound. Five years ago, God guided him to also take a sound position at First Presbyterian Church.
He is preceded in death by his Paternal and Maternal Grandparents; his father Dennis Langston; and, his stepfather Jerry Gentry. He is survived by his mother, Carol Gentry; the Love of his Life for 20 years, Sheryll Helms; Brothers, Brian Langston (Bobbi), Dale Gentry (Tarrah) and Ken Gentry (Shauna); Grandmother, Mary Gentry; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
A Celebration of Life wll be held at First Presbyterian Church, 1705 17th St. at 11:00 am in the sanctuary.
Jeff always said, " No mix is perfect, but all you can do is strive for excellence for the glory of God." And "If you miss me, then perfect your aim next time." God's aim was perfect.
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