Charles Lankford, Jr.

August 29, 1933 - August 28, 2020

Charles Lankford, Jr., just one day short of his 87th birthday, died in The Woodlands, while evacuated for Hurricane Laura. He was born in Coffee County, Georgia, on August 29, 1933. Charlie played baseball for the United States Marines. He later went on to play baseball for the Beaumont Exporters, which is how he met the love of his life, Alice Lankford. They moved to Nederland, where he lived for the past fifty-eight years and where he and Alice raised their three daughters, Leslie, Terri, and Stacy.

Charles was a partner in McNeill Insurance Agency since 1970 and was a proud citizen of Nederland, representing his city by serving on numerous boards and committees throughout the years. He enjoyed playing golf, traveling with Alice in their RV, and loved watching baseball, especially his beloved Houston Astros. Charles and Alice enjoyed taking many trips with friends. His most favorite times were at The Farm in Honey Island spending time on his tractor. Charles was a member of Dowlen Road Church of Christ.

Survivors include his son-in-law, Michael Beasley; daughters, Terri Freeman and Stacy Rice and her husband, Ren; grandchildren, Matthew Beasley and his wife, Sarah; Allyson Silver and her husband, Brandon; Samantha Manchac Brower and her husband, Samuel; Haley Manchac; Aaren Rice; Sydney McIndoo and her husband, Logan; Ivey Cunningham and her husband, Nick; and Renzey Rice; and great-grandchildren, Ava Manchac, Scarlett Silver, and Bo McIndoo.

He was preceded in death by beloved wife, Alice Lankford and daughter Leslie Beasley.

A gathering of Mr. Lankford’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a funeral service at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 3, 2020, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. A graveside service will be 9:00 a.m., Friday, September 4, 2020, at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of The Feed Store Restaurant for all the meals he enjoyed, the love they showed, and for taking good care of him.

Memorial contributions may be made to Midcounty Senior Citizens, 914 Boston Avenue, Nederland, Texas 77627.

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Robin & Larry Stephenson

What a great man who loved all of his girls & grandchildren dearly. The heavens have received a beautiful angel. May God wrap His arms around you guys & give you peace.

Debbie Harrell Bishop

Jim and I were such good friends with Charles and Alice - many Friday night dinners at The Cottage while we lived in Honey Island and while they enjoyed The Farm - priceless memories❤️

Chuck and Ethel Prater

Stacy and Family Charlie was a faithful servant of God. We know there were some Sunday's he did not feel well yet he was at service with a smile and hug. May you keep all the smiles and special memories close as it comforts you to know he is at rest. In Christian love and our prayers.

CLARENCE and Dorothy Bridges

Sending our deepest sympathy. to all of family. .Charles was such a special person.

Allison Nathan Getz

I so enjoyed getting to know Mr. Lankford the past 5 years through the Appraisal Board. He was such a gentleman and had a beautiful spirit. Much love to his family.

Roger Dimick

When I came to Beaumont in 1971, Charles and I and met. We talked about minor league baseball in Omaha, a team I followed. He was a gentleman in every way. I am sorry you have lost him, as he was a true gentleman.

Charlene Hubbard

I was so sad to learn of the death of Charley, a long time friend. He was a gentleman and friend to many, and admired by those who knew him in business and as a friend. I pray God’s peace and comfort to all of the family especially his daughters and grandchildren. May you be blessed in these sad days with your sweet memories of times spent together and the expectation of being together again. So very sincerely. Charlene Hubbard


My condolences, Mike Preddy

Anna McNeill

I dont remember when you werent part of our life. I used to have the very best time going fishing with you and Daddy on the weekends. We ate from the bucket of KFC chicken you always brought all weekend long, so many fun memories.

Betty Elliott

I am just seeing this and am so sorry! Prayers for peace and comfort for the family. RIP Charlie!

perry and luci

we love you all very much. we are praying and thinking about you all !!!