Elkin, North Carolina
1941 — 2022
Lankford III, Robert Bob Lankford died on July 20, 2022 after a battle with cancer, which he faced with grace and dignity. He was born in Elkin, North Carolina to Robert Hamilton Lankford, Jr. and Elizabeth Church Lankford.. Bob graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1963 with a BA in English. He worked as a copy editor and supervisor for J. C. Penney in New York City, retiring after 20 years. He enjoyed his retirement in Elkin, where he pursued his interests in art, music and film, and indulged in his love of reading and correspondence. He contributed to the community through volunteer work with the Elkin Public Library and Feed the Elderly. Bob...