Glenn Richard Lankford, 33, of Albion

Glenn Richard Lankford of Albion, Ill. age 33, passed away from this life into the arms of Jesus at 8:55 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 15 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital, surrounded by family and friends.

Glenn was born Jun. 11, 1986 to Danny J. and Teresa K. (Felgenhauer) Lankford. He had been a student of Edwards County School District #1, attending South School in Mount Carmel, Albion Grade School and Brownsville School. After graduating from Brownsville, Glenn was a client of the Career Development Center in Fairfield. In his youth, Glenn was a patient of Riley Children’s hospital. While at Riley, the Lord miraculously repaired his heart through the surgical skills of Dr. Brown. Over the years, Glenn loved participating in Special Olympics and Oil Belt Camp Special Needs Day. Glenn was considered an honorary member of the Little Prairie Praise Band.

Glenn especially enjoyed attending the W.C. Handy Blues Festival in Henderson, Ky. Each summer and listening to an array of music; sometimes boisterously joining in with a voice somewhere between a baritone and foghorn. Correct words were optional. Glenn was a fan of “Woody” and “Buzz” from the Toy Story movies and spent hours making his “Woody” character doll “dance his legs off.” “Buzz Lightyear” was his constant companion at the end. “To infinity, and beyond!”

Glenn is survived by his father and mother, caretakers, Danny and Teresa Lankford; co-caretakers, sister Danielle and her husband, Stan Kimbrell; brother, Lawson Lankford and his wife Annie; his dear nephew and niece, Drew and Olivia Lankford, all of rural Albion, and his best buddy, Rob Burton. Also surviving are aunts, Tonya Townsend and Joselyn Hearring; an uncle, Dr. Bruce Felgenhauer; several cousins; his church family and too many friends to name individually.

Glenn was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert G. and Clara F. Lankford and Richard and Vera Felgenhauer; uncles, Larry Felgenhauer and Robert E. Lankford and a cousin, Matthew Felgenhauer.

A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, Jan. 18 at Little Prairie Christian Church west of Albion. Tom Cater and Aaron McCaleb officiated. Burial at Little Prairie Cemetery followed.

Memorials may be made to Brownsville School. Online condolences may be left for the family at Ingram-Meridith Funeral Home of Albion was honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.