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Dr. David Henry Lankford

February 5, 1940 — December 26, 2023

McKenzie

Dr. David Henry Lankford

Dr. David Henry Lankford, 83, passed away peacefully Tuesday, December 26th, at home surrounded by his family. He graduated from Huntingdon High School in 1959 and from Bethel College in 1963. David then received his masters degree from the University of Mississippi and completed his doctoral work at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. In 2012 he retired from Bethel College after 47 years of service as a math professor. David loved woodworking, gunsmithing, and collecting antique tools.

Funeral services will be Saturday December 30, 2023 at 11:00 am at Long Rock Methodist Church near Huntingdon with Reverends Rob Harris and Jon Carlock officiating, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be Friday December 29, 2023 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home, there will not be any visitation on Saturday.

David was preceded in death by his parents, Claudie and Iva Traywick Lankford and his brother, James Edward Lankford. He is survived by his wife, Lynda Travillian Lankford, of 59 years, and his two children, Jennifer Lankford (Robby) Cole of Hoover, AL and Jonathan (Christy) Lankford of McKenzie. Grandchildren include Brooke (Dustin) Reynolds of Hoover, AL, Samantha (Alan) Keene of Nashville, TN, Emilie (Caleb) Nelson of Wilmington, NC, Carly (Max) Hobbs of Gleason, TN, and Ryan Cole of Hoover, AL. David is also survived by nine greatgrandchildren, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah Elizabeth, and Noah Keene, Milo and Ella Rose Nelson, Luke Henry Hobbs, and Major Reynolds. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Bethel University scholarship fund, Long Rock Methodist Church, or Asera Care Hospice.

Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home

McKenzie, Tennessee

731-352-4848

 

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Friday, December 29, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home

1740 Cedar St, McKenzie, TN 38201

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Saturday, December 30, 2023

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