Lee Andrew Lanford “Andy”, 51, of Abilene, passed away Monday. Visitation will be 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Friday, July 14, 2017 at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 Hwy 277 South. His funeral service will be 10:00 AM Saturday, July 15, 2017 in the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow the service in Elmwood Memorial Park.
Andy was born May 26, 1966 in Abilene, Texas to James and Norma Lanford. He participated in cub scouts as a child. He was an Abilene High School graduate, class of 1984. He was involved with High School Reunions. The friends he made, were his friends for life. He was a huge fan of the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys. He also loved to fish. Andy was sarcastic and witty but very caring, generous and always looking out for others. He loved spending time with his son Slaton and taking him to feed the ducks. He did anything he could and would for his children Karen, Kelly and Slaton. He was a wonderful father, son, brother, uncle and friend, he will be dearly missed.
He will be welcomed with open arms by those that have preceded him in death, mother, Norma; daughter, Karen Diane; and brother, Stephen.
Andy is survived by his dad, James Moritz Lanford; brother, Chris Lanford and wife Kim; Lee Ann Hawkins – Snelling and husband Terry; children, Kelly Lanford and Slaton Lanford; two nephews, Jamie and Miles Lanford; and one niece, Amanda Lanford.
Online Condolences and memories may be shared with the family through the obituary link at www.elmwoodfuneral.com
What will we do without you? You always gave us a witty insight to life. I miss you.
Judy Brown-WrenAurora, CO
I continue to pray for you as you make your way through these difficult days ahead. I hope the warm and loving memories of Andy are a blessing to your hearts forever.
So many of Andy's friends are missing him as well, and we mourn alongside you.
Joy McClellan CarrilloRockwall, TX
I love you little brother. I miss you.
I'm very sorry for the loss of your brother, father, son and friend. He was taken far too soon.
Lorelei Lantz-ProfitAbilene, TX
So sorry for your lost.
Geneva SaucedaEastland, TX
You were always so sweet and caring, with words of wisdom and advice. If I was going through something, you made me smile through it all. Your kindness will be remembered through the ages. RIP, old friend.
Tracey L ColeAbilene, TX
Andrew will truly be missed. What a great man! He truly loved others and looked out for everyone.
Tonya TurnerTuscola, TX
May God Hold your family in his loving arms.
Mark QuinneyAbilene, TX
God blessed everyone who knew you with friendship and love. I dont think anyone who knew you will ever forget you.. Your sense of humor, your love for family and friends is second to none. Rest easy dear friend i know someday ill see you again.
Julie Price McClure
Julie McClureAbilene, TX