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Gradon Cornell ‘G.C.’ Lankford

Mr. Gradon Cornell “G.C.” Lankford, 77, formerly of Cedar Ridge Road, currently of Radiator Road in Yadkinville, died Saturday, July 4, 2020 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem.

He was born on Aug. 30, 1942 in Forsyth County to the late Gradon Cornell Lankford and Bonnie Rose McCullough Lankford Helsabeck. He retired from Ingersoll Rand and was a golfer. He also enjoyed camping and riding his golf cart. He was a loving grandfather who was supportive to his grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by: his wife of 54 years, Linda Quillin Lankford; a sister, Paulette Burton; and a brother-in-law, Danny Smith.

Survivors: his wife, Shirley Latham Chamberlain Lankford of the home; a daughter, Debbie Singleton of Advance; a son, Jeffrey Lankford (Diane Philyaw) of Mocksville; 5 grandchildren, Dawn Lowery (Patrick), Matthew Singleton (Tara), Taylor Lankford, Josh Lankford and Brandon Lankford; 5 great-grandchildren, Tucker Lowery, Berklee Lowery, Easton Lankford, Alaina Singleton and Braydon Singleton; a stepson, Darren Chamberlain (Donna) of Advance; 2 stepdaughters, Sandra Boswell (Scott) of Advance and Lynne Davis (Paul) of East Bend; 5 step grandchildren, Andrew Boswell (Sarah), Nicholas Boswell (Madi Whitlock), McKay Chamberlain, Latham Chamberlain and Gracen Davis; a sister, Carolyn Smith of Mocksville; and several nieces, nephews and in laws.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 8 at Eaton Funeral Chapel. The service will be broadcast live on Facebook. Burial will follow in Bethlehem United Methodist Church Cemetery in Advance. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, at the funeral home.

Memorials: Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, 27103.

Condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.