Mr. Tommy Gene Landers, 78, of Johnson City, TN passed away Friday, June 9, 2017 at Cornerstone Village.
Gene was born in Embreeville, TN on April 20, 1939. He graduated from Science Hill High School and continued on to serve in the United States Army as a Military Policeman.
Gene worked in shipping for Leon-Ferenbach for 40 years without a sick day until retirement. He was an outstanding, multisport athlete. He won the First Army Table Tennis Tournament, and he was always a key player on championship softball, baseball, and basketball teams. He coached a multitude of teams at The Boys and Girls Club of Johnson City, where he was an active volunteer for all his life. Gene enjoyed family cookouts, reminiscent reunions with friends, and knowing every date of every event in all his loved ones’ lives. No one was a more selfless and dependable friend than Gene.
Gene is lovingly remembered by his brothers Carmon Landers and his wife Linda of Johnson City, TN; and Terry Landers and his wife Jerri of Harvest, AL; sister-in-law Carolyn Landers of Johnson City, TN; by his uncle and best friend Earl Yates of Johnson City, TN; his aunts Ruby O’dell of Johnson City, TN; Wanda Yates of Johnson City, TN; and Elsie Riley of Johnson City, TN; by his nephew Thomas Landers and his wife Katie of Toney, AL; by his nieces Jennifer Cakebread and her husband Marc Cakebread and children Connor and Brenden of Cave Creek, AZ; Karen Landers of Peoria, AZ; Crystal Landers of Johnson City, TN; Janette Hartsfield and her husband Shane and child Judah of Decatur, AL; and Elizabeth Landers of Johnson City, TN; and other family and friends.
Gene is preceded in death by his parents John and Hazel Landers of Johnson City, TN; brothers Randy Landers of Johnson City, TN; and Jimmy Yates of Johnson City, TN; by his Uncles ‘Bones’ Whaley and his wife Betty of Johnson City, TN; and Robert Yates of Johnson City, TN.
Memorial services will be conducted at 1:00pm Monday, June 12, 2017 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Rick Ballard officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00-1:00pm Monday prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to The Boys and Girls Club of Johnson City, TN.
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|Gene will be greatly missed, he started out as our customer but quickly became part of our family, he was always kind to us when we brought his paper to him, our prayers to his family he was a very special person!|
|My deepest and heartfelt condolences for the
Landers family. Prayers and thoughts for each and
everyone of you. Gene was a Great Athlete, a
wonderful caring individual, and I have wonderful
memories of him from our Red Shield Boys Club
days. He was a leader by example in ever sense of
the word and his heart was big enough to hold so
many, many dear friends. I cherish my memories of
the old days and the reunions we had at at his
house with the West Side Gang & the Boys and Girls
club big reunion the past few years. He will long
be remembered and a hole will be felt in our
Hearts. Rest in peace my Dear Friend. |
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