William Lanford

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William S. Lanford Jr.

Melbourne, FL

William Stanley Lanford Jr., 57, - our beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle, friend, mentor, and guardian angel - passed away peacefully at home, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Stan was born in Highlands NC, on August 26, 1956, and moved to Indialantic at the age of one. Stan loved Brevard and the beach and remained a lifelong resident. Stan married his one true love, Joanne Stafford and was the proud, adoring father of his three children. Stan cherished the many years he spent working as an office manager for his father. He attended the University of Florida, where he became a Gator fan for life.

Stan was preceded in death by his father, Dr. William "Stanley" Lanford. He is survived by his wife, Joanne of 28 years; his children, William Stanley Lanford III, Lindsey Lee Lanford, and Jacqueline Nicole "Nikki" Lanford; mother, Alice Lanford; brothers, Scott Lanford (Jane), Mike Lanford (Jennifer); sisters, Lisa Chandler (Chip), and Lori Conway (Scott); in-laws, Jackie and Ed Stafford; sisters-in-law, Theresa Shenton (Tom) and Michelle Stafford; 11 nieces and nephews.

Stan's spirit and personality lit up a room and he was always the first person to help someone in need. Everyone who met Stan was drawn to his easy-going, fun and generous nature.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, June 19 at 11 a.m. at First Christian Church, 2010 Babcock St., Melbourne. Please honor our #1 Gator fan by wearing orange or blue to the service.

Funeral Home
Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home
1010 Palmetto Avenue Melbourne, FL 32901
(321) 723-2345
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Published in FLORIDA TODAY on June 15, 2014
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