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Rex J. Lankford, 86, Seneca, Mo., passed into eternal rest August 31, 2017 at his home after an illness.
Rex Junior Lankford was born July 7, 1931, in Seneca, Mo., the son of Lawrence and Corda (Pritchard) Lankford. Rex served in the Army of the United States in Germany from 1952-1954. Rex worked for Safeway Bakery 35 years and was an Insurance and Retirement Program Agent.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, camping and fishing. Rex was a member of the Swars Prairie Baptist Church. He helped with Southern Baptist Mission Work at Papago-Pimon Indian Reservation, in Stanfield, Ariz.
Rex J. Lankford married Ella Belle Golden June 16, 1951, in Seneca. She survives.
Additional survivors include one son, Bradley L. Lankford and wife, Cathy, Joplin, Mo.; two daughters, Toni S. Lankford-Weston and husband, Steve, Seneca, and Melina K. Lankford-Bandy and husband, Doug, Granby; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of extended family and friends. Rex was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Corda Lankford; one infant daughter, Donna Jean Lankford; and one infant great-grandson, Silas Bandy.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Swars Prairie Baptist Church, south of Seneca. September 5. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 2 p.m., with Paul Case officiating. Burial will be in the Swars Prairie Baptist Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Missouri Baptist Children's Home.
Arrangements under the direction of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca.
Published on September 3, 2017
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