Langner, Eugene Earnest, Jr. went home to be with the Lord on October 18, 2022. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Ann Higginbotham Langner, his father, Eugene E. Langner, Sr., his mother, Leo Slaton Langner and a brother, Dr. L. Glenn Langner.
Born on December 11, 1929 in Birmingham, Gene graduated from Woodlawn High School, then attended Howard College and graduated from the University of Alabama. He was a Metallurgical Engineer working at American Cast Iron Pipe Company ultimately finishing his career as the Vice President and Works Manager as well as Board Member. The highlight of his professional life was being awarded the National Management Association Silver Knight of Management and being included in the inaugural class of the Distinguished Engineering Fellows at the University of Alabama.
Gene’s civic involvement included being a member of the Jefferson County Republican Committee, working with the Boy Scouts of America, Junior Achievement and numerous committees and advisory boards for various organizations.
Gene proudly served as a member of the Alabama Air National Guard and in the U.S. Army Ordinance Corp. He had the honor of working as a “Rocket Scientist” at Redstone Arsenal during his service for the Army.
Gene was a long-time member of the Huffman Church of Christ serving in many capacities including Elder for many years.
The most important parts of Gene’s life were church and family. He is survived by four children, Lynn (Ken) Lampe of Sylacauga, Lori Langner of Homewood, David (Amy) Langner of Trussville and Todd Langner of Trussville. Gene loved his three grandchildren, Barbie, Jake, and Jeb, along with his five great grandchildren, Taylor, Emmett, Arie, Layla and Samson Jake. He is also survived by a brother, Donald W. Langner of Shelby.
Visitation will be at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home in Trussville on Friday, October 21st from 1pm-2pm. The funeral will immediately follow at 2pm at Jefferson Memorial’s chapel.
Gene’s nephews will service as pallbearers.
The family requests that memorial gifts be made to the Joe Lee Griffin Hope Lodge, 1100 Ireland Way, Birmingham, AL 35205 or the charity of your choice. Jefferson Memorial Trussville directing.