Larry Lankford (1933 - 2018)

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Larry Lankford, 84, Whispering Pines, North Caroline, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, at Hospice House in Pinehurst, North Carolina.
He was born on Oct 20, 1933 to the late Nash Lankford and Margaret Anita Nicholson. Larry grew up in Lebanon. He received his BS degree from Georgetown College. After graduation, he served two years in the U.S. Army stationed at the Far East Command Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.
He began his State Farm career as an agent at Lebanon. After 33 years, he retired in 1991 as assistant vice president with responsibility for service and systems of the State Farm Fire and Auto Companies.
Upon retirement, Larry and his wife, Jane, moved to Whispering Pines, North Carolina where he enjoyed many years playing golf at the Country Club of Whispering Pines and the many courses in the area. He was an athlete and excelled at baseball, basketball and golf. He was an avid college basketball fan, rooting for Louisville, Kentucky, Illinois State, and whatever college team his son-in-law was coaching. He also enjoyed studying the stock market and keeping abreast of current affairs.
He was preceded in death by: his stepmother, Thelma Hundley Lankford; and his sister, Anita Allen Jessie.
Survivors include: his wife of 32 years, Jane Lankford; daughters, Cindy Penning (Dave) and Kim Giacoletti (Ray) of St. Louis, Missouri; grandchildren, Mick Fumo of St. Louis, Missouri and Jessica Cody (Scott) of Minneapolis, Minnesota; and brother, Robert Bruce Lankford (Linda) of Georgetown.
A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. If you desire to make a donation in his memory, please consider First Health Hospice House, 251 Campground Road, West End, NC 27376 or the Moore County Humane Society, P.O. Box 203, Southern Pines, NC 28388.
On-line condolences may be made at: Pines
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Powell Funeral Home & Crematory
160 E. New Hampshire Avenue
Southern Pines, NC 28387
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Published in The Lebanon Enterprise on Feb. 28, 2018
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Southern Pines, NC   910-692-6161
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