WILLIAM HENRY LANDRUM

Died: Sun., Aug. 11, 2013


Visitation

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Aug. 17, 2013
Location: Oasis of Hope Baptist Church


Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., Aug. 17, 2013
Location: Oasis of Hope Baptist Church


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Mr. William Henry Landrum Sr., only son of Webster Landrum and Malle B. Landrum was born July, 29, 1927 in Indianapolis, Indiana. 
William attended Elementary School #26 and attended Crispus Attucks High school. After high  school he joined the United States Army and served honorably and was discharged in 1947. Shortly thereafter William was employed at Chrysler Indianapolis Foundry and retired after twenty-six years of service.
William professed Christ at an early age.  William was a faithful member of one congregation, College Ave Baptist Church now known as Oasis of Hope Baptist Church.  William served faithfully as a Deacon for many years while health permitted. He was involved in many other ministries such as the male chorus. He was a faithful steward and received many awards. 
    William Landrum wed Vera Simmons on October 6, 1973 until present. Together they mentored many children at Oasis of Hope. William was an active member of the community and ministered in nursing homes and also the Flanner House.
William enjoyed bowling, fishing, building, swimming, gardening, cooking, shopping for his wife, decorating, and most of all playing cards. He loved spending time with his family and friends and will be greatly missed by all.
Mr. Landrum was called home on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at eighty-six years and thirteen days of age.  William was preceded in death by both parents, Webster and Malle B Landrum; a daughter, Toni E. McCray; both sisters, Katherine Fleming and Christine Hawthorne; stepdaughter, Brenda Simmons.
He is survived by his wife Vera Landrum. His children, Christine Landrum Parker, William H. Landrum Jr., Tracy D. Landrum, Troy T. Landrum (Ruth), Teri D. Jones (Lawrence), Tina A. Landrum- Wills, Twanna M. Williams (Valen) and stepsons; Pastor Charles Simmons (Leonia) of Dayton, Ohio, Michael Simmons (Sharon), William Simmons (Vanessa) of Cincinnati, Ohio; stepdaughter, Shirley Simmons- Wilson; twenty-four grandchildren, twenty-eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great child and a host of other relatives and friends whom he loved dearly.
 

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Charlene Henry and Family
   Posted Thu August 15, 2013
We just want the family to know that we love you and we will truly miss our dear cousin. He was truly a good man and always full of fun. Stay strong and as Roddie Henry would say "Keep looking up." God bless you all.

Martha Ballard
   Posted Fri August 16, 2013
My sincerest condolences to the family of William. Mr. Landrum was a patient at our office, Meridian Dental Center, and I have known him for 15+ years and never saw him without a smile on his face and cheer in his voice. He will be missed by every staff member and missed dearly by Dr. Bailey.

rhonda edelen
   Posted Fri August 16, 2013
to comfort you at this time of sadness i want to share words of comfort from the words of God Isaiah 26:19 " your love ones will live. A corpse of mine-- they will rise up. awake and cryout joyfully, you residents in the dust! For your dew is as the dew of mallows, and the earth itself will let even those impotent in death drop in birth.. i have this hope of the resurrection in Gods kingdom

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