Stanley Lankford passed peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by family, at home on November 24, 2021, in Canadian, TX.
Celebration of life planned for December 18, 2021, at The River Ministries on Main St. at 11:00 a.m.
Stanley Wayne Lankford was born August 5, 1952, in Norman, Oklahoma to Harold & Stella Lankford. Stanley was a lifelong resident of Canadian. He married Elizabeth Trujillo on March 24, 1979, in Roswell, New Mexico. Prior to becoming chronically ill, Stanley was a roughneck in the oilfield. Over decades of poor health, he served in many ways as a member of the community and loved doing so. He was proud to raise his family in a small supportive and tight knit town. Stanley was often a patient of the hospital and local clinic and felt cared for like family. He loved music and enjoyed making memories with family and friends.
Stanley was preceded by his parents, Stella and Harold Lankford and his parents in-law, Julia and Rafael Trujillo.
Stanley is survived by his wife, Liz; 3 sons: Toby Lankford and wife Noelle of Amarillo, Jason Lankford of Ormond Beach, Florida, Mark Lankford and wife Tiffany of Amarillo; a daughter April Genevieve Lankford of Kansas City, MO; honorary children, Ashley Lankford of Ormond Beach, FL and Brandy Socha of Portland, OR; grandchildren: Joel and Drew McGallian, Rachel & Chelsea Lankford, Jason Lankford, Jr, Taylor Lankford, Greggory and Holden True, Landon and Camden Lankford, Zoey, Zach, and Zane Lankford; sisters; Melba, Loretta, Carol, and Marie.
Memorials may be made to: Canadian Community Center youth fund, 905 E Cheyenne Ave, Canadian, TX 79014 and Interim Hospice of Pampa (serving Hemphill County), 2217 Perryton Pkwy, Pampa, TX 79065