Robert Loyd Lankard, 86, of Meadville, passed away October 29, 2011. Born Nov. 20, 1924 in Harris, Kansas, he was the son of Jasper and Minnie Milliman Lankard. Bob is a second generation pipeliner and during his career had worked for numerous contractors. He took a lot of pride in his garden. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and was a great storyteller. Most of all he loved spending time with his family. Survivors include his loving wife, Beverly R. Witherell Lankard; children, Sandra Crossley of Virginia, Karen DeCarlo (Dwight) of South Carolina, Diana Shimko (Buster) of Markleysburg, Pa., Rick Dyne of North Carolina, Debi Dyne and Tex Breese of Lewis Run, Pa., Mike Lankard and Carolyn McNeely of Waynesburg, Pa., Shawn Dyne (Loretta) of Linesville, Linda McComb (Terry) of Conneautville, Robin Corapi of Erie, and Penny Kahle (Tom) of Marienville, Pa.; 23 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Calling will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Royal-Coleman Funeral Home, 6028 U.S. Hwy 6, Linesville. The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Kane, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made to the Linesville American Legion, the
, or the
. Please share a condolence or memory for the family at royalcolemanfuneralhome.com.
The Guest Book is expired.
Published in the Erie Times-News on Oct. 31, 2011