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Eddie Harold Landers


1939 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Eddie Harold Landers Obituary
Harold Landers, 74, passed away in Fort Worth on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, after living with the effects of a stroke since 2012. Funeral: 3 p.m. Thursday at All Saints Episcopal Church. Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwood. Memorials: The family gratefully requests that any memorial contributions in Harold's name be directed to All Saints Episcopal Church, 5001 Crestline Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76107, for Amazing Grace Children's Home and School in Kenya. Eddie Harold Landers was born in Dublin on Dec. 5, 1939, the son of Haywood and Loveda. He was a beloved husband, father, brother and friend. Harold spent his childhood in Fort Worth. He was a 1958 graduate of Arlington Heights High School, where he met his lifelong sweetheart, Mary Ellen Kemmerer. At Texas A&M University, he was a member of the Corps of Cadets, earned a B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering and a B.S. in industrial engineering. After serving as a U.S. Army captain, stationed in White Sands, N.M., as the explosive ordnance disposal officer, Harold began his career with Humble Oil (now Exxon). His work in engineering took Harold and his young family from Kingsville to New Orleans, and finally Houston, where they lived for 10 years. In 1971, Harold joined the Solar Division of International Harvester. During this phase of his career, he traveled extensively throughout the Middle East and to his favorite city, London. During their time in Houston, the Landers family worshipped at Memorial Drive Presbyterian, West Memorial Baptist and Tallowood Baptist churches. Next, motivated by the opportunity to spend more time at home with family, Harold changed careers and became a financial adviser. He joined PaineWebber (now UBS Financial), first in Houston and then in Fort Worth, where he and his family returned to live in 1980. With PaineWebber, Harold found his professional passion and was able to limit his travel to annual trips with his best golfing buddies -- one of his great joys. He was a proud member of the CLOGS (Colorado Legends of Golf), a group of golfers from Shady Oaks and River Crest country clubs. At both these clubs, Harold was a longtime member and loved entertaining his family. In Fort Worth, Harold and Mary were members of All Saints Episcopal Church. Through the church, they were supporters of the Amazing Grace Children's Home and School in Kenya. Harold truly enjoyed life, good food, wine, golf and great times with his family and friends. After retiring in 2009, Harold seemed to appreciate each day even more. He and Mary were thankful for the many friends who have visited and prayed for them following his stroke. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors: Wife of 54 years, Mary; daughter, Catherine Mitchell and husband, Chuck, of Fort Worth; sons, John Landers and wife, Carol, of Houston and Michael Landers and partner, Ken Wilson, of Dallas; sister, Patricia Cramer and husband, Lanny, of Houston; grandchildren, Samantha Mitchell, Tom Landers and Mary Landers; nephew, Alan Cramer; niece, Kristina Cramer Bergeron; and great-nephew, Eric Bergeron.
Published in Star-Telegram from Mar. 4 to Mar. 5, 2014
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