Jeremy Glenn Ledford
March 1, 1973 – December 23, 2018
Jeremy Glenn Ledford, of Livonia was born March 1, 1973 in Royal Oak, Michigan to the late Clarence and the late Jane Ledford. Jeremy passed away suddenly on Sunday December 23, 2018 at the age of 45.
Jeremy was the beloved husband of Robin Lynn Ledford for 14 years. Father of Victoria Ivory Outcalt and step-father of Victoria Brooke Finney. Step-son of Ralph Walker. Dear brother of the late Christopher Lee Ledford who was his identical twin. Brother-in-law of Carl (Peggy) Sheffer and Mark Allen (Kristen) Sheffer. Jeremy was the fun-loving uncle of 5 nieces, 3 nephews, 1 great-niece, 1 great-nephew, a great neice or nephew on the way and an "honorary niece" Melody Russell. He will also be missed by his loyal companion "Roxy" the cat.
Jeremy, also known as "Germ" was the owner of Tone Shop Amps where he built custom amplifiers for musicians. Jeremy also was a musician in several local rock bands in the area. The most recent band was "Throttle". Other bands he played with were "Citizens Grin" and "Freak Star". Jeremy also enjoyed playing pool and golf. He had a wicked sense of humor and loved to make people laugh. He will be deeply missed by all of the lives he touched with his music, his smile and his laughter.
There will be a memorial service planned for a later date. Please revisit this webpage for details and updates
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared in the guest book below for the Ledford family.
- Robin Lynn Ledford, Wife
- Victoria Ivory Outcalt, Daughter
- Victoria Brooke Finney, Step-daughter
- The late Clarence and Jane Ledford, Parents
- Ralph Walker, Step-father
- The late Christopher Lee Ledford, Twin Brother
- Carl (his wife Peggy) Sheffer, Brother-in-law
- Mark (his wife Kristen) Allen, Brother-in-law
- Melody Russell, Honorary Niece
Jeremy was the fun-loving uncle of 5 nieces, 3 nephews, 1 great-niece, 1 great-nephew, and one great neice or nephew on the way.
He will also be missed by his loyal companion "Roxy" the cat.
Jeremy Glenn Ledford
December 27, 2018
Germ was a close friend, I only met him once in person at a NJ amp fest.
We stayed in contact on the phone and on FB , He was a wonderful human being
I share his passion for amplifiers and he has helped me design a great deal of useful things.
He had a quick wit and and wonderful mind, he will be missed, God Bless the family.
December 27, 2018
I met Jeremy around 2009 at an amplifier show. Hung out at his booth for a while chatting about his amps. I found him to be friendly and knowledgeable. Flash forward some years later in early 2014, I had an issue with my main stage amp, at a show, I found his contact info and called. He wanted to make sure I could get through the show and asked if I needed him to do an emergency call, I had a spare available so it was no big deal. He and Robin came down that evening anyway. He ended fixing the amp for me a few months later after the parts came in. Because of the detail he put into it, we started on other projects I wanted to do, pedalboards, wireless units, etc. I ended trying out some of the ToneShop products and enjoyed them so much, I started using them exclusively. That started another round of projects, modifications and dialing them in, all the while, we started forging a friendship along the way. Next thing, it was 3-5 phone calls a week, visits to the house for morning coffee when I could make it to town (I live in Chicago) for shows or visits. In 2015, we started a custom amplifier build, we experimented, tweaked and tested constantly. This process went on for almost a year. It incorporated the sounds I always heard but could not achieve. Once it was completed, I took delivery on a show weekend . I get to soundcheck, start really kicking it out and pfffftt! It stops working. I call Jeremy and explain what happened and had to give him all the infinite details (what it sounded like before it stopped). He said, I’ll be there at 8pm with a spare and an emergency kit, I’m pretty sure I put an undersized capacitor in it. He shows up, has it torn apart and back up running in 15 minutes, mind you this was done on a bar table! If you needed him, he was alaways there. I consider him one of my closest friends and confidante. I am blessed to have Jeremy and Robin in my life. I will miss him immensely but have so many great memories to reflect on. Farewell my friend.
December 27, 2018
Germ was an amazing person that would give you the shirt off of his back and type of person you'd want "in" this world, but God and/or the universe must have had a bigger pan for him. He will be sorely missed.
I met Jeremy a few years back. I was at a bar with mutual friends to see our friends in 5-pound Head (band). He sat in and as usual, ripped it up on guitar sounding phenominal. We also have mutual close friends in Parallel Fifth. After that night, our relationship continued to grow as he was with Toneshop amps and I owned Rozsa Amplification and Engineering. We'd share ideas ad knowledge about amps and support each other. If I ran low on a part, I would call him up and say Germ, do you have this/these components on-hand, I'm out? If he did, I would drive 30 min. to pick them up and drop off some cash or we'd swap for components, or I'd order some for him. It was a great business relationship!
On a personal side, we'd see bands together and most recently were getting together weekly on a Dokken project where he was over just the day before and I poke with him the morning of his passing! He will be sorely missed. Rest in Peace and Love Always my brother.
December 26, 2018
I never met Jeremy, but I know my very good friend Robin and her daughter Victoria. Words can't express how deeply his loss is felt by his loved ones. My deepest sympathies to Jeremy's friends and his family. Thinking of all of you and sending strength and love for the years ahead.