Walter Thomas “Tom” Landrum, Jr.
Stapleton, GA – Succumbing to a hard-fought battle with lung cancer, Walter Thomas “Tom” Landrum, Jr., 66, loving husband to Carolyn Annette Buffington Landrum, entered into his eternal rest Thursday night, June 25, 2020 at his residence. Private services to celebrate his life will be held at a later date. Friends may call or visit the family at their residence.
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One of four children born to the late Ann Humphrey Landrum and the late Walter Thomas Landrum Sr., Tom grew up in Augusta and attended T. W. Josey. He worked for J.P. Stevens before going to work for J.M. Huber. After 28 years of service, he took an early retirement when the company to KaMin. He then worked for the City of Stapleton in the maintenance department until his health decline. An outdoorsman, he was avid fisherman and hunter. A survivalist, he taught his children how to hunt and live off the land. A loner by nature, he was a quiet, unassuming man who had to overcome social anxiety. Tom was a dependable, steady force and was a friend for life. And with his friends, he did enjoy a good joke and pulling a prank or two. His family was his world and loved them with his immeasurably. His steadfast loyalty, friendship and love will be sorely missed.
Tom is also preceded in death by his sister, Debbie Chalker; and special niece, Christy Landrum.. Others left to cherish his memory include his children, Douglas Landrum, Leeanne Redfern (Nick), Thomas Landrum, Kelcyane Landrum, Freedom Landrum, Lanny Burdette, Angel Cliett, Christin Burdette (Derek) and Russell Bice (Ally); two brothers, Jeff Landrum (Valerie) and Mike Landrum (Tina); 16 grandchildren; other extended family and friends.