Lankford, John Raymond, Sr.
Birth: Tuesday, January 12, 1926 in Solomons Island, Maryland
Residence: Solomons Island, Maryland
Death: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 at the age of 90
Laid to Rest: Monday, August 08, 2016 in the Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church Cemetery, Solomons, Maryland
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John "Raymond" Lankford Sr., 90, of Solomons Island, MD passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Raymond was born on January 12, 1926 in Solomons Island, MD to the late Frederick and Agnes "Amy" Lankford. Born and raised on Solomons Island for 90 years. He married his beloved wife Betty in 1945 and they raised their ten children.
He served as a member for sixty years at the Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department where he held the past position of president for twelve years. He also served as past president for the Southern Maryland Firemen's Association. He was a lifetime parish member at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Solomons Island, MD where he and his wife Betty are the longest living parish members.
Raymond is preceded in death by his parents Frederick and Agnes "Amy"; brothers, Frederick, Gordon, and Jim Lankford; sisters, Sylvia Woodall and Betty Lou Curran; and sons, Richard and William "Eddie" Lankford.
He is survived by his loving wife Betty of 71 years; children, Irene Carroll (Tommy), John Lankford, Sr., Raymond Lankford, Betty Norris (Johnny), Charlene Lankford, Frederick Lankford, Maurice Lankford (Wanda), and Joseph Lankford (Kathy); sister, Patricia O'Rourke (Richard); twenty four grandchildren; and thirty four great-grandchildren.
A public visitation will be held at the Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad on Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with the fireman's prayers to be held at 7:00 p.m. A second visitation will be held at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Solomons, MD on Sunday, August 7, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Monday, August 8, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in honor of John Raymond Lankford Sr. to the Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 189, Solomons, MD 20688. Arrangements by Rausch Funeral Home.