2015-03-12 / Obituaries

Joseph H. Landrum

A memorial service for World War II veteran Joseph H. Landrum, 91, of Danburg, was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at Danburg Baptist Church. He passed away Tuesday, March 3, at the Georgia War Veterans Home in Augusta.

“Big Joe,” as he was known to his friends, was born December 17, 1923, in Camak, Georgia. He served his country in WWII as a power generation mechanic with the 10th Army Field Hospital. After the war, Joe continued to serve his country by teaching power generation mechanics at Ft. Gordon, Georgia, and Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. He was a long-time member of the Danburg Baptist Church and Hiram Lodge 51 in Danburg.

He is survived by his only child, Ed Landrum of Panama City, Florida. He was preceded in death by his wife, Myra Palmer Landrum, and three brothers, George, Bryant, and Grady Landrum.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his memory to the Danburg Baptist Church building fund or the National Association for the Blind.

In his never-ending spirit of helping others, Joe donated his body to Georgia Regents University for medical research.

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