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Bob Gene Langston

Birth Date: January 19, 1932
Death Date: March 11, 2016

Bob was born Jan 19, 1932 in Ocie, Missouri, and went to heaven to be with his wife Jackie and two sons on March 11, 2016. Survived in death sister Phyllis Burnett, daughter Karen Presley (Randy), Granddaughters Dana O’Brien (Kelly) and Theresa Langston, Step Grandson Jensen Presley (Heather) Great grandchildren Alexia, Christian, Ashley, Briston, and Chloe. Preceded in death, his wife, Jackie, sons, Jimmy and Ronnie Langston, step grandson John Presley, parents James and Josephine Langston, sisters, Verna Eychaner, Tressa Gilliand, Vi Mattlock, and his brothers, Autry and Jim Langston.

Bob and Jackie married at the tender age of 17 in Viola, Arkansas on Dec 25, 1949 and had 62 years together. He has missed Jackie greatly for the last 4 years and wanted nothing more than to be by her side once again.

Bob served 2 years in the US Air Force as a Firefighter from 1949 to 1951. Bob proudly served as the Captain for Sacramento Area Firefighters, Engine 20 and Engine 18 for 25 plus years. He served our community well. He retired in 1982 due to health reasons. As a fireman he also had part time jobs that lasted many years with Crystal Creamery and Jacks Towing Service. In his spare time he proudly served as a Mason for many years with The Masonic Lodge of Rio Linda, Ca.

Bob loved to build and create. He was always puttering around the garage and working on projects. He loved to keep busy and was a master of all trades. He loved to lay brick, tile bathrooms and kitchens, build picnic tables, homemade clocks, wall plaques, picture frames, and he did a major portion of the construction and building of his home in Foresthill, California. Bob also loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, landscaping, planting his garden every year, attending to his fruit and walnut trees. Camping was the joy of his life. He had many camping trips with friends and family alike. Bob also enjoyed traveling. He and Jackie had traveled all of the United States and Canada in their motor home, along with traveling to Arkansas every year in May and then again in September. He never flew, he always drove the 4000 mile round trip.

Bob loved and was loved by many.. Family and friends were his biggest joy. He will be greatly missed by all. He has joined his wife, Jackie and his two sons in heaven and oh what a happy reunion they are having. Our family chain is broken, but one by one it will link again.

Services Sunset Lawn Chapel of the chimes 4701 Marysville Blvd. Sacramento, Ca 95838 916-922-5833. Chapel Services are Saturday March 19, 2016 at 1 PM. Graveside services to follow. All are invited to attend.

Bob was born Jan 19, 1932 in Ocie, Missouri, and went to heaven to be with his wife Jackie and two sons on March 11, 2016. Survived in death sister Phyllis Burnett, daughter Karen Presley (Randy), Granddaughters Dana O’Brien (Kelly) and Theresa Langston, Step Grandson Jensen Presley (Heather) Great grandchildren Alexia, Christian, Ashley, Briston, and Chloe. Preceded in death, his wife, Jackie, sons, Jimmy and Ronnie Langston, step grandson John Presley, parents James and Josephine Langston, sisters, Verna Eychaner, Tressa Gilliand, Vi Mattlock, and his brothers, Autry and Jim Langston.

Bob and Jackie married at the tender age of 17 in Viola, Arkansas on Dec 25, 1949 and had 62 years together. He has missed Jackie greatly for the last 4 years and wanted nothing more than to be by her side once again.

Bob served 2 years in the US Air Force as a Firefighter from 1949 to 1951. Bob proudly served as the Captain for Sacramento Area Firefighters, Engine 20 and Engine 18 for 25 plus years. He served our community well. He retired in 1982 due to health reasons. As a fireman he also had part time jobs that lasted many years with Crystal Creamery and Jacks Towing Service. In his spare time he proudly served as a Mason for many years with The Masonic Lodge of Rio Linda, Ca.

Bob loved to build and create. He was always puttering around the garage and working on projects. He loved to keep busy and was a master of all trades. He loved to lay brick, tile bathrooms and kitchens, build picnic tables, homemade clocks, wall plaques, picture frames, and he did a major portion of the construction and building of his home in Foresthill, California. Bob also loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, landscaping, planting his garden every year, attending to his fruit and walnut trees. Camping was the joy of his life. He had many camping trips with friends and family alike. Bob also enjoyed traveling. He and Jackie had traveled all of the United States and Canada in their motor home, along with traveling to Arkansas every year in May and then again in September. He never flew, he always drove the 4000 mile round trip.

Bob loved and was loved by many.. Family and friends were his biggest joy. He will be greatly missed by all. He has joined his wife, Jackie and his two sons in heaven and oh what a happy reunion they are having. Our family chain is broken, but one by one it will link again.

Services Sunset Lawn Chapel of the chimes 4701 Marysville Blvd. Sacramento, Ca 95838 916-922-5833. Chapel Services are Saturday March 19, 2016 at 1 PM. Graveside services to follow. All are invited to attend.

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4701 Marysville Boulevard Sacramento, CA
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  1. I am going to miss you Bob. I am very proud to have had you for an uncle. Due to distance and family circumstances we did not have a lot of time together in this life but what little we had was so enjoyable to me. Especially those times in Arkansas with you & Aunt Jackie, Leon & Faye, & and me and Mother. Since those times I have so missed Jackie's Christmas letters and your phone calls. I will be burning a candle tomorrow to honor you and I will be thinking of Karen & Randy as they celebrate your life. And I will feel joy in my heart that you are now with those you love and have missed so much. And one day Karen will join you all. Love, Vickie

  2. I miss you Dad more than you know. The house is so quite without you. I walked into your bedroom and smelled you and wept… My life is forever changed.. Kiss Mom, Jimmy, and Ronnie for me. One day I'll stroll over heaven with all of you. Love, Hugs, and Kisses, Karen and Randy

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