Marietta — On the morning of May 25, 2019, George A. Landrum of Oklahoma City, OK was welcomed to his eternal home at the age of 82.

Services with military honors for George A. Landrum are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in the Chapel of Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home, Marietta. Interment will follow in the Lakeview Cemetery under the direction of Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Marietta.

Time of visitation for family and friends will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

George was born to William and Dorothy Landrum in 1937. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1955, and received an honorable discharge in 1957. He married in 1955. A son, George Landrum II was born in 1956, and a daughter, Margaret L. Landrum in 1959. He received a bachelor’s degree in forestry management from Utah State University in 1965. He completed courses in Ecosystems Management at Colorado State University in 1977, and in Natural Resources Management at Pennsylvania State University in 1986.

He joined the U.S.D.A. Forest Service in 1965, and retired in 1996, after 31 years of doing the work he loved. He started as District Forester on the Sequoia National Forest, then District Range & Wildlife on three Districts. He was the District Ranger on two Forests in Colorado, one in Texas and one in South Carolina before becoming the District Ranger of the Ouachita NF in 1986. He enjoyed 10 years as District Ranger before retirement in 1996. He was diagnosed with COPD, had lung reduction surgeries and finally, a left lung transplant in 2000. 

When not working he enjoyed woodworking, photography, collecting all types and kinds of antiques, gardening, spending time with friends and family, telling jokes and sharing his wonderful sense of humor.

George is preceded in his death by the passing of his father William, his mother Dorothy; and his brother Richard. 

He is survived by his son, George of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; daughter, Margaret of Houston, Texas; brother, Bill of Ardmore; and sister, Dorothy of Bakersfield, Calif. He had many loving cousins, nieces and nephews.

Serving as casket bearers are family and friends.

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