Vincent “Buddy” Lankford

Published 9:53 am Saturday, December 25, 2010

Name: Vincent “Buddy” Lankford


Age: 89

Occupation: Retired

Spouse: Jane Stephson Lankford

Children’s names and ages: Kay, 65

Church affiliation: Hunterdale Christian Church

If I could change my name, I’d make it: My nickname, Buddy, because that is what everyone calls me

People say I look like: My mom

Favorite Movie of all time: “Gone with the Wind”

Tv show I never miss: I always watch politics

The secret to happiness is: Greeting everyone with a smile.

I wish I knew how to: Play the guitar

Song I’d love to sing karaoke to: Amazing Grace

If I had to eat only three foods for the rest of my life, they’d be: Steak, potatoes and Twix candy bars

Three words that best describe me: Friendly, outgoing and honest

One superpower I wish I had: To help others all around the world

Book currently on my nightstand: The Bible

My proudest achievement: Being my wife’s caregiver when she needed me most

My most recent trip: Riverdale Elementary to read to Ms. Bush’s class

My life won’t be complete until: I make amends with anyone I may need to

My friends think I’m: Helpful

I really lose my cool when: I put my golf ball in the sand.

Favorite college sports team: Virginia Tech and University of North Carolina

Favorite Color: Blue

The best life lesson I’ve learned and who taught me: Keep my mouth shut and listen — my Mama

Best decision I’ve made in life: To marry my wife, Jane

Local charitable or non-profit organization I wish more people would support: Alzheimer’s Association

What gives me the blues: Starving children around the world

My best childhood memory: Climbing and jumping out of apple trees in my granddaddy’s orchard.