Donnie Lankford

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Donnie Lankford, 73, of Waco passed away on Friday, August 17, 2012 at a local nursing center. A graveside service will be 10 AM, Monday, August 20 at Bosqueville Cemetery, with Rev. James Stevens officiating. Visitation will be 2 to 4 PM, Sunday, August 19, at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at

Donnie was born January 17, 1939, in Waco to Glen and Lillian Lankford. He married Barbara York on April 6, 1956, in Waco. A paint contractor by trade, he was also a member of the American Legion Honor Guard.

He was preceded in death by his wife of twenty-eight years, Barbara Lankford; his parents, and his son, Vernon Lankford.

Survivors include daughters, Vickie Teakell and husband, Charles of Waco, Bobbie Parnell and husband, Keith of Robinson; son, Donald R. Lankford and wife, Linda of Lorena; ten grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; brother, Darrell Lankford of Meridian; sisters, Evelyn Morris of China Spring, Glenda Bewley of Waco, Doris Neese of Hewitt, and Suzie Cathey of Waco.

Honorary pallbearers will be Matthew Ortega, Jason Parnell, Ray Parnell, Levi Lankford, Cody Lankford, Nick Kiesling, JB Villa, and Brandon Duarte.

The family would like to thank the nursing staff at Lake Shore Village and Bluebonnet Hospice.

Donnie was a caring man and always willing to lend a hand. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. "Love you, Pop."