Tim Lankford


Tim Lankford of Malibu died on June 5.

Lankford was born in Kansas City, Kansas to Bonnie and T.J. Lankford on Nov. 2, 1954. He married Judi Shechter on Nov. 17, 1976. After graduating in 1973 from Shawnee Mission East High School in Kansas City, Lankford moved to San Francisco and later to Los Angeles, where he attended SCI Arch Architecture School in Santa Monica and UCLA.

On their anniversary in 1986, the Lankfords began to build their home in Malibu.

Tim Lankford’s lifelong love of baseball, sports and cooking never got in the way of his love for his family. He was very involved in coaching Little League Baseball, Pony League and AYSO soccer. He also held positions on the boards of directors of those organizations.

Lankford is survived by his wife, Judi, children Toby and Sarah, sisters Sherry Lankford-Johnston and Karen Cook, and brother Tommy Lankford.

His extended family includes Nathan and Ruth Shechter, Tom Johnston, Danny Cook and Thana Lankford, Jerry and Jen Shechter, David and Gayle Shechter, Victoria Shechter-Catlin and his nieces and nephews.

Memorial services took place on June 7 at the Malibu United Methodist Church.