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Charles Roger Lankford Jr., 61
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Charles Roger Lankford Jr., 61, a McMinnville resident and Detroit, Mich., native was born Dec. 30, 1956 and passed away Dec. 2 at St. Thomas River Park Hospital following a sudden illness. 

He was an employee of Home Depot, former employee of Carrier, member of the Baptist Church and son of C.R. Lankford Sr. of McMinnville and the late Clara Louise Lankford. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by brother Steven Lankford and father-in-law Leonard Harris.

Mr. Lankford was married July 18, 1981 to Andrea Harris Lankford, who survives. In addition to his father and wife, he is survived by daughter Alysa Ann Lankford of McMinnville; son Brandon Tyler Lankford of McMinnville; grandson Ryker Tait Readus of McMinnville; sister Patricia Phipps of Monteagle; brother and sister-in-law Rodney and Brenda Phipps of Hale Town; aunt Mary Long of Georgia; mother-in-law Edith Harris of McMinnville; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law LaDonna and James Watson of Georgia, and Fay and Brian Knight of McMinnville; and brother-in-law Len Harris of McMinnville. 

Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at High’s Chapel with Kevin Lorance to officiate. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. Wednesday until the time of service at High’s. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Dec. 5, 2018