James Terry "Piggy" Lankford

Born in Fairview, TN on February 25, 1946

Departed on March 23, 2011 and resided in Fairview, TN

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LANKFORD, JAMES TERRY "Piggy" age 65 of Fairview, TN. March 23, 2011. Preceded in death by his mother, Leslie Earlene Lankford; grandmother, Hattie Lankford. Survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Gilda Lankford; children, Penny Buttrey James, Sandy Bishop Bart, Jenia Tapp Andy, Terrie Starkey Jeff, Theo Lankford Alicia; grandchildren, Chris Buttrey Jana, Bobbie Buttrey Natalie, Daniel, Sara and Samantha Bishop, Corey Tapp, Jacob, Ben and Haley Buttrey, Parker Tapp, Tanner Tapp, Austin and Lillie Starkey, Blake and Mia Lankford; great-grandchilren, Landon, Sophia, and Tristan; brother, Clarence Alvin McClellan of Tuscan Arizona. Funeral Service will be 1pm Saturday at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home with burial to follow at Jane Jones Cemetery in Fairview. Visitation will be 12pm – 8pm Friday, and 9am – 1pm Saturday at HARPETH HILLS FUNERAL HOME, 9090 Hwy 100, Nashville, TN 615-646-9292. www.afamilylegacy.com

23 Comments to James Terry "Piggy" Lankford

  1. Mark & Mary Jane Fleming
    March 24, 2011 12:00 am

    Lankford family,
    You all are in our prayers. Sandy, we are here for anything you need. Ask! We care and love you all. Your New Union Family.

  2. Alan and Beverly Williams
    March 24, 2011 12:00 am

    Gilda, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
    In Sympathy,

  3. Jerry Nicholson
    March 25, 2011 12:00 am

    Our thoughts and prayers goes out to the Lankford family. Our condolences.

  4. Wanda Harrison
    March 25, 2011 12:00 am

    Penny, so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

  5. Charles Nolen
    March 25, 2011 12:00 am

    Lankford Family,

    So sorry for your loss,If there is anything we can do let us know.

    Peanut& Jeanie

  6. Tammy Burgan Harrison
    March 25, 2011 12:00 am

    Such fond memories I have. You are in my thoughts.

  7. Howard Anderson
    March 25, 2011 12:00 am

    Jan and I are praying for you.

  8. Benny & Kim Sullivan
    March 25, 2011 12:00 am

    To the family, we are very sorry for your loss of a husband, father and grandfather. We know Piggy will be greatly missed and we will keep you in our prayers.

    Benny & Kim Sullivan

  9. Robn Moyer
    March 25, 2011 12:00 am

    My sincere condolences and prayers for a wonderful family. Such a amazing man Poppa was. Here for you always love Robin

  10. Carolyn Benton
    March 25, 2011 12:00 am

    Dear Sandy, my heart goes out to you and your family today as you go through the “visation” with a broken heart. I had prayed for his recovery after learning about the seriousness of kidney failure. My husband had that so I knew how sick he really was. May our Lord give all of you comfort today. With Love, Carolyn

  11. Scotty @ Teresa Travis
    March 25, 2011 12:00 am

    Our prayers are with you and your families. “Piggy” will be greatly missed.

    Our deepest sympathy.

    Scotty and Teresa Travis

  12. Lisa and Phillip Reasonover
    March 25, 2011 12:00 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. Piggy will be greatly missed by so many people. The family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  13. Joan, Sheryl & Tommy Cawthon
    March 25, 2011 12:00 am

    Gilda and Family – Cherish your precious memories.

    My dad Gordon thought so much of “piggy”. He will be missed by all of us.

    May God be with you and your during this difficult time.

  14. Carol Henson
    March 25, 2011 12:00 am

    My the Lord grant you peace as you honor the life of one so dear to you.

  15. Cheryl Clement Manis
    March 25, 2011 12:00 am

    My prayers are going out to the Lankford family. My precious Daddy, Neil Clement, Sr., worked with Piggy many, many years at NES and he had such fond memories of him that he often shared with us. May the Lord give you strength to make it thru this difficult time. My family will be praying for you all. Just remember the happy times you shared. I know he was loved by the NES family.

  16. Chiquita Lankford Turner
    March 25, 2011 12:00 am

    Gilda & Family,

    What a wonderful afternoon I shared with you all on my visit to Fairview so long ago. It seems like an eternity. I was long over due to see my cuz’es sweetheart, one beautiful daughter and several wonderful Grandchildren.

    Our Terry was so lucky to have found his one true love and live a life full of friends, laughter and determination.

    We are here for such a short time and we must learn to make the best of it.

    I love my family very much. Nothing will change the feeling of fond memories and happiness when I think of them.

    Remember, we will meet again, and what a reunion that will be. . .


    March 25, 2011 12:00 am




  18. Norman & Cheryl Givens
    March 25, 2011 12:00 am

    Gilda, Children, grandchildren & great-grandchildren. We are sending up prayers for you in your time of sadness. Piggy worked with Norman’s dad at NES and we have known him and know what a great man he was. He will be missed by so many. God Bless your family!!

  19. Wayne Lampley
    March 26, 2011 12:00 am

    Gilda and family:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at your time of loss, May the days ahead you find comfort with all the wonderful memories with your family and with everyone that knew and loved Piggy. May I also express the loss that Tommy is feeling with the passing of his friend and coworker at NES. Our love to each and everyone.

    Wayne, Jackie, Brandon, Adam and Tara Lampley

  20. Dana Jones Crowley
    March 26, 2011 12:00 am

    I am so sorry! I send all my thoughts and prayers to all of you! Sure love all the great memories we all have shared growing up! If help is ever needed for anything please call and I will help with anything! Sure Love all of you! Sorry could not attend today! Thinking of all of you! Sure Sorry! Dana Crowley

  21. Angie Oliphant
    March 26, 2011 12:00 am

    Penny so sorry to hear your dad. My mom an Terry grew up together. She also sends her condolences.My prayers are with your whole family.

  22. Margarida Azevedo Weaver
    March 27, 2011 12:00 am

    Dear Penny & family please accept my deepest sympathy on your loss.
    Sad to say It was good to see you and many of our school mates considering the place we all saw each other.May you take comfort in knowing that Your loved one isn’t gone their Journey has just Begun….
    Death isn’t the End it’s The Beginning of something much better…and we will all be reunited someday.
    With my Deepest Sympathy

    Margarida “Azevedo” Weaver

  23. sharon mullens wallace
    March 28, 2011 12:00 am

    I just now found out about your dad. I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could have been there,just like you were for me, to give you a big hug. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love to you all!