Robert M. Lankford, 83

Robert M. Lankford, 83, passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2016, after a battle with cancer. He was born Aug. 29, 1932.

Upon graduating from Hurlock High School, Lankford enlisted and served in the United States Air Force and in the United States Air Force Reserves. Lankford married June Borton Lankford in 1961, and they raised a family in Seaford, Del. Lankford was employed at the DuPont Nylon Plant, retiring after 36 years of service. Later, he was employed at Hertrich Pontiac Buick and Nanticoke Automotive. He continued to serve as a member of the Elks Lodge and Lions Club.

Heis survived by his wife, June; two daughters, Darlene Winnington of Newark, Del., and Wendy Dukes and her husband, Wayne, of Seaford, Del.; two sons, Randy Inscoe and his wife, Cathy Epkins, of Lubbock, Texas, and Daryl Lankford of Fruitland, Md.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services were scheduled for July 27, 2016, at Watson Funeral Home, with interment immediately following at the Delaware Veterans Cemetery, both in Millsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to Lofland Park Center; 715 King St.; Seaford, DE 19973. Condolences may be sent online at