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July 2, 1945 ~ August 3, 2019 (age 74)

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Frank James Lankford

Age 74

Of Englewood

Went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 3, 2019

At Blount Memorial Hospital


A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was the son of the late James and Carrie Thompson Lankford and was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Wanda Lee Newman Lankford; four brothers, Ronnie, Billy, Troy, and Roy Lankford.   He was of the Church of God faith.


Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law,

   Gail and Jackie Frye of Athens

   Jennifer and Greg Cameron of Englewood

   Kayla and Charles Turner of Etowah

Three sons and two daughters-in-law,

   Jonathan and Tonya Lankford of Sweetwater

   Ralph Lee Kennedy of Athens

   Frankie and Vickie Lankford of Riceville

15 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren

Four sisters and three brothers-in-law,

   Joyce and Pee Wee Call of Etowah

   Teresa and Larry Call of Riceville

   Linda Wilcox of Athens

   Darlene and Doug Wheaton of Riceville

Two brothers and one sister-in-law,

   Wayne Lankford of Etowah

   Jimmy and Diane Lankford of Athens


Funeral services will be 11 am Friday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with Bro. Freddy Lankford officiating.  Burial will follow in Ebenezar Cemetery.


Pallbearers will be Chris King, Mitchell Buckner, Charles Turner, Michael Wilcox, Danny Wilcox, and Ronnie Watson.


The family will receive friends from 5-8 pm Thursday at the funeral home.



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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Frank James Lankford.

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August 8, 2019

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ziegler Funeral Home
521 W. Madison Ave
Athens, TN 37303

Funeral Service
August 9, 2019

11:00 AM
Ziegler Funeral Home
521 W. Madison Ave
Athens, TN 37303

August 9, 2019

12:00 PM
Englewood, TN 37329

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