Celebrating Lives and Legacies Since 1950

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Founded by W. Clyde Lankford in 1950, Lankford Funeral Home has been honored by area families' trust and confidence. Today, Lankford Funeral Home continues to offer families care, attention, and concern and is DeLand's only continuously family owned and operated funeral home and crematory.

We are proud to be family owned and operated since 1950. Our firm is still owned by the Lankford Family. Our reputation is our name and our goal is to ensure that every family that calls upon us will receive complete personalized service and treated with dignity and respect.

​Our dedicated and supportive staff are here to guide you through this difficult journey. We take pride in doing our absolute best to ensure your needs are met.  The Staff at Lankford Funeral Home know that our reputation and our services must speak for themselves. We only get one chance, and it must be perfect. Each person is different, and each Celebration of Life is as well. At Lankford Funeral Home, our goal is to provide you and your family with the absolute best. 

Please feel free to browse our pages to learn more about pre-planning a funeral and grief support, as well as the traditional funeral and cremation services that we have to offer.  If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at anytime, we are available by phone or e-mail, or drop by the office in person.  We are always here to help.



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"When my husband died I thought I would miss him very much and be sad. I didn't know I would feel totally devastated. After the first chaotic year I needed to find meaning again in a life that seemed meaningless without him. I decided to honor him by being available to grieving people the way he, as a recovering alcoholic, was available to alcoholics and addicts. 


I believe that honoring grief is honoring love. I want my husband's life to matter more than his death but I will always grieve his loss."

- Jan Warner