Frank James Lankford
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.
If you are unable to attend the visitation or service, sign the guest registry at www.zieglerfuneralhome.com.
Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Frank James Lankford.