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LANGSDON, James David "Jimmy"Age 49 of Columbia. May 22, 2013. He was president and co-owner of Columbia Machine Works in Columbia and CMW/NABRICO in Gallatin. At the age of 16, Jimmy began working at Columbia Machine Works after school and during the summer breaks which he continued doing throughout his college career. Upon his graduation from Tennessee Tech, he began working full time for Columbia Machine Works, Inc. and had served as President for ten years. Following in his father's footsteps, Jimmy was very civic minded. In 1987, he was inducted into the Columbia Rotary Club where he was selected a Paul Harris fellow, had served as Pancake Day Chairman, was President of the Columbia Noon Rotary Club, and served on the Board of Directors. Jimmy was also active in the Boy Scout Program, having earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He was awarded the Silver Beaver Award from the Middle Tennessee Council Boy Scouts of America and Long Rifle Award from Duck River District Boy Scouts of America. He had served as the District Chairman for the Duck River District and was a member of the Executive Board for the Middle Tennessee Council. He had served as Scout Master for Troop 103. Jimmy was a past president and member of Nashville Chapter of National Tooling and Machining Association. He had served on the Board of Crime Stoppers, served as Chairman of Maury Alliance, served on the Board of United Way, and served on the Advisory Board of First Farmers & Merchants Bank. He was a member of Graymere Church of Christ. An avid outdoorsman, Jimmy enjoyed sailing, backpacking, diving, and snow skiing. Survivors include his wife, Tiffany Poulton Langsdon of Columbia; mother, Bonnie Strong Langsdon of Columbia; sisters, Valerie (Randall) Wilson of Columbia; Rosemarie Overstreet of Columbus, GA; brothers, John Kinnard (Melissa) Langsdon, III of Columbia; Joseph (Maria) Langsdon of Brentwood; nieces and nephews, Meleia Wilson (Taft) Ayers, Mark (Sarah) Wilson, Suzanne Wilson (Jeff) Gillis, John Langsdon Overstreet, Rebecca Overstreet, Paul Overstreet, John Kinnard "Jake" Langsdon, IV, Andrew Langsdon, Margaret Langsdon (Shane) Polivka, William Langsdon, Abigail Langsdon, Melize Yilmaz, Sezen Yilmaz; great niece and great nephews, Wyatt Ayers, Marley Ayers, Brantley Gillis; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Annette & Richard Poulton of Lebanon; and brother-in-law, Jim Poulton of Lebanon. He was preceded in death by his father, John Kinnard "J. K." Langsdon, Jr. and sister-in-law, Barbara Poulton Habibi. Memorials may be made to Boy Scout Troop 103, 1940 Oakland Parkway, Columbia, TN 38401 or Timothy Hill Children's Ranch, 298 Middle Road, Riverhead, NY 11901. Funeral services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at West Seventh Street Church of Christ. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. and Friday from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the church. Condolences may be offered online at OAKES & NICHOLS FUNERAL HOME 931-388-4711
Published in The Tennessean on May 23, 2013
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