Charles Edward "Chuck" Landrum was born June 11, 1929 in Claremore, Okla. to Carl and Jewell (Walkup) Landrum. He was raised by his great grandmother, Mary Luttrell, with whom he always had a special bond.
Chuck was reared and educated in Claremore. Upon high school graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and moved to San Antonio for basic military training.
While training, a friend gave Chuck, also known as "Skip", the address to a young lady, Hilda Boyd, who lived in Pleasant Hope, Missouri. After a year of correspondence and a visit to Hilda's family farm, the two were married in a June 1, 1950 Monroe, California ceremony.
Chuck had a very successful career in the Air Force. He served in both the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War, and was given the honor, by the President of the United States of America, to work in Intelligence.
He retired July 31, 1969 after a 22 year career.
Upon retirement, Chuck and his family returned home to Claremore. He then began a career with Farm Bureau Insurance that spanned more than 20 years. He retired in 1995. Chuck was proud to be a Hometown Boy. He was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church.
Chuck passed away June 16, 2016 at his home. He was 87.
He is survived by: his wife of 66 years, Hilda Landrum of the home; daughter, Cynthia Landrum of Claremore; son, Bruce Landrum of Bay City, Texas; close family friends: Jeff Meigs and Jerry Meigs and families, Mary and Matthew Gentry, and Brian and Amy James and family.
Chuck was preceded in death by: his parents, Carl and Jewell Landrum; great grandmother, Mary Luttrell; and a child, Dale LeAllen Landrum.
Published on June 20, 2016