Charles Lankford April 14, 1953 - April 6, 2014 SOUTH BEND - Charles H. Lankford, 60, of South Bend, passed away Sunday evening, April 6th, in the Memorial Hospital of South Bend. Charles was born in South Gate, California, on April 14, 1953, to Charles and Doris (Phelps) Lankford. On December 29, 2006, in South Bend, he married Tina (Tirotta) Cesavice. Charles worked as a union roofer and belonged to the Local #23. He had a love for music; he was a good singer. Charles was a very accomplished pool player, having won many trophies. He loved animals. Charles was also a strong advocate for workers' rights. Charles is survived by his wife, Tina of South Bend; his children, Matthew (Rachel) Lankford of Blaine, Washington, and Corrie Lankford of Austin, Texas; a stepson, Bill (Carrie) Cesavice of Indianapolis, Indiana; and his father, Charles H. Lankford of Whittier, California. Charles was a grandfather of 8: Walter, Charlie, Amilia, Ezra, Kaleigh, Brittany, Blade and Gavin. Charles also leaves behind 4 sisters, Kathleen, Carol, Cindy, and Nancy. He was preceded in death by his mother, Doris Phelps. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, April 9th, from 4 until 8 pm in the Bubb Funeral Chapel, 3910 N. Main St., Mishawaka. Memorial contributions may be made in Charles' name to Pet Refuge, 4626 Burnett Drive, South Bend, IN 46614.