Billy Lankford


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Posted Online: Feb. 08, 2013, 7:04 pm
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Billy H. Lankford, 73, of Fulton, died Feb. 7, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center, Clinton, Iowa.
Services are 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Second Reformed Church, Fulton. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Bosma-Renkes, Fulton.
He was born Nov. 12, 1939. He married Carolyn Patterson March 7, 1975.
Surviving are his wife; sons, Jim Laursen, Kevin Leonhardt, both Fulton, Ken Laursen, Wheatland; stepdaughters, Tammy Bush, Florida, Mary Buck, Tennessee, and Patti O'Rourke, Wisconsin; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.












 




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