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“Pam and entire family, My deepest condolences on your loss. My memories of Ronnie and my appreciation for his friendship will always be with me. ...Read More »
1 of 28 | Posted by: Kevin Benson - Franklin, TN

“Pam,I am deeply sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. May God continue to give you strength during this difficult time.Shayla McCarter ”
2 of 28 | Posted by: Shayla McCarter - Nolensville, TN

“Pam- we were out of town and I am so sorry that I couldn't be at the visitation. I pray that the Lord will bring you and your family comfort and...Read More »
3 of 28 | Posted by: Caitland Sharp - Franklin, TN

“So Sorry to hear about Ronnie. Praying for the family. ”
4 of 28 | Posted by: Sheri Dugger-Hardison - TN

“Pam -I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. ”
5 of 28 | Posted by: Lindsey Haeger - Franklin, TN

“Pam--I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I know that you fought a tough battle together, but hopefully there is peace along with the sadness. You...Read More »
6 of 28 | Posted by: Kristen Cherry - Nolensville, TN

“Pam: Just returned from being out of town with Mattie to hear about Ronny. Mattie and I are so sorry for your loss. You have always been such a good...Read More »
7 of 28 | Posted by: David Ogden - Columbia, TN

“My thoughts and prayers are with Ronny`s entire family ”
8 of 28 | Posted by: Tommy Davis - Columbia, TN

“Vicki Reynolds ”
9 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“Pam prayers for you and your family. You are in mine and Marks thoughts and hearts. Bless you all. Vicki and Mark Reynolds ”
10 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“Ronnie helped more people than we will ever know. He made a significant difference in my life.I will forever be thankful for his strength, courage,...Read More »
11 of 28 | Posted by: Michael Pasternak - Gainesville, FL

“Pam,I am so sorry for you and your family's loss. I will cherish the times that I got to talk with Ronny and his teachings with the Voyagers.Chris ”
12 of 28 | Posted by: Chris Pamplin - Franklin, TN

“We are so sorry to hear of the death of Ronny Lankford. Our most sincerest condolences to the family. We pray for comfort only God can provide. ”
13 of 28 | Posted by: Steven Cross - Murfreesboro, TN

“A man of great integrity and a great sense of humor. Ronnie taught me the art of getting things done, for which I will be forever grateful. My...Read More »
14 of 28 | Posted by: Elgin Jones - Fairview, TN

“Ray and I send our sincere sympathy to each of you. Always enjoyed Ronnie and Ryan's sharing their love of all things UT. ”
15 of 28 | Posted by: Gloria O'Steen - Family Friend

“Pam,My heart goes out to you. God heals all pain. ”
16 of 28 | Posted by: Gwen Parks - Franklin, TN

“Pam, sadden to learn of your loss. I am praying for comfort and strength for you and your family. ”
17 of 28 | Posted by: Reginia Guess - Franklin, TN

“There are not enough words to describe what an awesome man Ronny was and all the wonderful, kind things he did for so many people his entire life. He...Read More »
18 of 28 | Posted by: Teresa Miller - Franklin, TN

“Love and thoughts and prayers to all the family. ”
19 of 28 | Posted by: Susie Brown-Junkins - OH

“I had the good fortune to know Ronnie through Jimmy Naifeh and truly appreciated his intelligence and humor, always tempered with an endearing self...Read More »
20 of 28 | Posted by: Betty Anderson - Nashville, TN

“Pam I am so sorry for your loss and the pain you are going through. I pray that God will comfort and peace in the days to come. ”
21 of 28 | Posted by: Maryjane Wade-Lagro - TN

“Family and friends I am so sorry for your loss. ”
22 of 28 | Posted by: Janice Dye, Duke - Acquaintance

“We only had a short time to know Ronny but we felt like he was an old friend, and were so happy our dear friend Pam had found such a perfect partner....Read More »
23 of 28 | Posted by: Larry and Mary Noble - KY

“I had been thinking about Ronny for the last 30 to 45 days. I haven't seen any updates lately on his treatments and wanted to call him, but I didn't....Read More »
24 of 28 | Posted by: David Gaddy - Chattanooga, TN

“Pam, I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers will be with you during this most difficult time. ”
25 of 28 | Posted by: April & Bobby Sallee - Wilmore, KY

“Pam, I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers will be with you during this most difficult time. ”
26 of 28 | Posted by: April & Bobby Sallee - Wilmore, KY

“So sorry to hear of his passing. ”
27 of 28 | Posted by: John Weatherly - Oklahoma City, OK

“I'm so sorry to hear this Pam. My thoughts and prayers with you and your family. ”
28 of 28 | Posted by: Babs Moss - Franklin, TN - Friend


Ronald Ray Lankford, age 69, resident of Thompson's Station, TN died Thursday, November 24, 2016 at his home after a long illness.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3:00 P.M. at First United Methodist Church, 222 West Seventh Street in Columbia, Tennessee. The family will visit with friends Saturday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. at First United Methodist Church, 120 Aldersgate Way, Franklin, TN and Sunday from 1:00 – 3:00 P.M. at First United Methodist Church in Columbia. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family with arrangements.

Born September 14, 1947 in Paris, TN, he was the son of the late James Ray Lankford and the late Neil Vinson Lankford.

Ronny enjoyed a long career in banking and was currently employed by the Bank of Dickson. He was a graduate of Hay Long High School in Mt. Pleasant, the University of Tennessee, and the Wharton School of Banking. He also served in the Tennessee National Guard.

In 1975, Ronny was elected the Mayor of the city of Mt. Pleasant, and was the youngest individual to be elected to that office.

He is survived by his wife, Pamela Gilliam Lankford, one son, James Ryan Lankford, three step-sons, Everett Ray Stocstill, Jr., George Bradley Stocstill and John Robert Page, one sister, Carole Lankford Simmons, one brother, Timothy Vinson Lankford and one grandson, Colton McMillin Stocstill.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 1864, Columbia, TN 38402 or The Morrison School, 200 North Pinecrest Ln., Bristol, VA 24201 or www.morrisonschool.org/giving. Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com.

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