Thomas Jefferson Landers, Jr., 87, of South Pittsburg, TN passed away at home on Wednesday July 15, 2020, surrounded by family after a hard fought battle with cancer.
Tom was born in South Pittsburg and graduated from South Pittsburg High School in 1952. He served his country in the US Army for two years during the Korean conflict era. He retired from AT&T after 39 years. After retirement, Tom served his community as the City Administrator of South Pittsburg. He was on the Board of Directors for Marion Natural Gas Co., and held multiple positions in the Lion’s Club and was a member of the American Legion. He was a member of Holly Avenue United Methodist Church and served in many church positions and sang in the choir. He loved his community and his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents Thomas Jefferson Landers, Sr. and Tressie Newson Landers, brother and sister-in-law, Bobby Gene Landers, Sr. and Hazel Marie Landers.
He is survived by his wife Virginia May Landers; daughters, Carol Phyfe (Terry Phyfe), Vicki Whitson (Wade Whitson); son, Phillip Landers (Beverly Landers); seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; step daughters, Gwen Murray (Barry Murray), Angie Kirkland (Barry Shrader); four step grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Sunday July 19, 2020, from 1-4 p.m. at Rogers Funeral Home in South Pittsburg with a memorial service to follow at 4 p.m. in the Rogers Funeral Home South Pittsburg Chapel with the Reverend Logan Jackson officiating.
Arrangements by Rogers Funeral Home of South Pittsburg, 400 Laurel Avenue, South Pittsburg, TN 37380 (423)837-7176.