Rev. Edward Wales Lankford, 75, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, went to be with our Lord in Heaven on October 3, 2013. Wales was born to the late Robert Lee and Gladys S. Lankford, January 30, 1938, in Oklahoma. He graduated from Hennessey High School in 1956 and Bethany Nazarene College in 1959 and 1960.
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Wales served as an Ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene in the communities of Colorado City, Texas; Lubbock, Texas; Amarillo, Texas; Big Spring, Texas; Harrah, Oklahoma; and Colorado Springs, Colorado. He retired from full time ministry in 1995. He continued to minister in retirement through teaching and evangelism.
Wales is survived by: wife, Linda Sue Lankford; sister, Zola(Bob) Norton along with his four children: Wayla(Sid) Murrow of Westminster Colorado, Lee (Donna) Lankford of Eaton Colorado, Wynne (Caryl) Lankford of Midlothian Virginia, and Tracy (Sue) Lankford of Widefield Colorado along with ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held October 12, 2013 at 10:00a.m. at Springs First Church, 4120 E Fountain Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80916.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to a memorial fund at Colorado Springs First Church.
Published in The Gazette on Oct. 6, 2013