Ronald Lankford


Ronald Eugene Lankford, 73, of Cleveland, passed away on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in a local health care facility.

He was a member of Ridgeview Baptist Church. He loved shooting. He was a pipefitter for many years with Alstom.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Lake Lankford and Hazel Ines Cox Lankford.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Rita Sue Horn Lankford of Cleveland; daughter, Joy Michelle Lankford and husband, Bruce, of Cleveland; sister, Wanda Cone of Old Fort; and a niece and nephew: Amy Clements and Clay Cone.

Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens with a white dove release ceremony and the playing of bagpipes.

His family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Monday at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Lankford guestbook at


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