John Edward Lankford

August 14, 1928 ~ February 16, 2019 (age 90)

Muncie: John E. Lankford passed away on Saturday February 16, 2019 at I. U. Ball Memorial Hospital. John was born to Hettie and Welby Lankford on August 14, 1928 in Muncie. He attended school in Muncie and later proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War conflict reaching the rank of Corporal. John went to work for Warner Gear and retired after 43 years of service.

Surviving John are wife Rosemarry Lankford, sons; Bruce E. Lankford (Beth), Michael L. Lankford (Sheri), Daughter; Deena A. Tverdik (John), sons; Dan Brown, Mark Brown, Jeff Brown, daughter; Sharron Wright, brothers; Donald Lankford and Michael Lankford. John had been blessed with 19 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceding John in death were his parents, wife Jama Ann, a grandson; David Lankford and four sisters; Jeannie Reggerhart, Roxie Hawkins, Lola Haskins and Hazel Evans.

Funeral Services will take place at safe Harbor Apostolic Church, 304 North Waldemere Avenue Muncie, on Wednesday February 20, 2019 at 1:00p.m. with Pastor Rick Monroe officiating. Burial will follow ta Union Cemetery Eaton.

Friends may call from 4-8 on Tuesday February 19, 2019 at Parson Mortuary 801 West Adam Street Muncie Indiana 47305.

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