Gradon Cornell ‘G.C.’ Lankford

Published 8:16 am Monday, July 6, 2020

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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.