Junior “Jug” O. Lansford, age 88, of Belle passed away Monday, May 18, 2020 at Frene Valley of Owensville.
He was born August 3, 1931, in College Hill, a son to the late Buehl and Bonnie (Pointer) Lansford.
Junior was a lifelong area resident and proudly served his country in the United states Army during the Korean Conflict. He had been employed at Brown Shoe in Owensville
He was united in marriage to Muriel Francis and to this union eight children were born. Muriel preceded him in death on January 18, 2013.
Junior enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gardening when he was younger. He loved watching the St. Louis Cardinals, running trout lines on the Gasconade River, mushroom hunting and being outdoors. Junior was a bit ornery and had a great sense of humor. He will be missed by all those that knew and loved him.
Junior is survived by: eight children, Darrell Lansford and his wife Jeanette of Belle, Ronnie Lansford and his wife Sheila of Bland, Roger Lansford and his wife Tina of St. Louis, Keith Lansford of Belle, Kevin Lansford and his wife Beckie of Belle, Leona Trentman of Belle, Cindy Doerr and her husband Kevin of New Haven, and Donna Herron of Belle; nineteen grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Ted Lansford of St. Clair; and one sister, Linda Vicker of Washington as well as many extended family members and friends.
In addition to his parents and wife, Junior was preceded in death by five brothers, Pete, Charlie, Bruce, Buck, and Leon Lansford.
Private family funeral services will be held at Sassmann’s Chapel in Belle. Interment will be in the College Hill Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the College Hill Cemetery fund.
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