Our Sincere Sympathy

Homer Lankford
September 17, 1919 - August 5, 2006
Valedictorian of Moss Graduating Class of 1937

      Homer Clell Lankford, age 86, went to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, August 5, 2006, at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
     He was born in Seminole County on September 17, 1919 to Elmer Oscar and Bonnie Rachel "Myers" Lankford.  Homer attended school at Jackson, Holdenville, New Model, Spaulding and was valedictorian of his graduating class at Moss in 1937.  After graduation he attended Draughn Business School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
     Homer married the love of his life, Ima Lee Morris, on May 24, 1941 in Holdenville, Oklahoma.  He loved making a living as a farmer and rancher, but after many years of farming he worked and retired as an oilfield pumper.  He was also an excellent carpenter.
     Homer was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church where he taught the Adult Sunday School class for many years.  He loved Hereford cows, gospel singing, family gatherings, and watching his grandchildren in school activities and ballgames.  Homer was rich with the love of his family.
     He was preceded in death by his parents and two granddaughters, Regina Dawn Stubblefield and Angela Toni Lankford.
     Homer will be missed dearly, for he was not only a wonderful husband, daddy, grandpa and great grandpa, he was and will always be his family's hero.
     He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ima Lee Lankford; three children, Betty Miller, Jim and his wife Roberta Lankford, and Dr. Bill and his wife Cathy Lankford, all of Holdenville, Oklahoma; eight grandchildren, DeWayne Lankford of Newalla, Oklahoma, Ramona Hice, Ranea Lantz, Rhonda Mahurin, Cherina Lankford, Gus Lankford, and Woodrow Clell Lankford all of Holdenville, Oklahoma, Chenell Lankford of Fresno, California; ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild due in February.  Also one brother, Joe and his wife Bernice Lankford of Pomona, California; one nephew, Gary Lankford; one niece, Anita Ward; one sister-in-law, Joyce and her husband Ralph Cherry of Mead, Oklahoma; and a host of other relatives and friends.
     Funeral services were held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, August 8, at the First Baptist Church in Holdenville, Oklahoma with Rev. Revel Johnson and Robby Lee officiating.  Interment followed at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.
     Pallbearers were Jim Lankford, DeWayne Lankford, Charlie Harris, Lynn Lantz, Gary Mahurin, Woodrow Lankford, and Bill Lankford, Honorary pallbearers were Brayden Lankford, Blaine Lankford, Phillip Hice Jr., Lynden Lantz, Derrick Mahurin, Dalton Mahurin, Derek Logan, Ray Steele, Robert Smith and John Ring.