W. D. “Bill” Landrum, Sr., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March19, 2024 at his residence.

Bill was born on March 25, 1929 in Greenville, Mississippi. His parents, Joseph and Marguerite Landrum precede him death. He is also preceded in death by his first wife, Betty King Landrum, to whom he was married from 1950 until her passing in 2011.

Bill was a beloved husband, father and grandfather who brought joy and a zest for living into everyone’s lives. Bill was raised in Floyd County and came to Griffin in 1955 to stay four weeks and loved it so much he made it his home. He graduated from Cave Spring High School in Floyd County in 1946. He attended Darlington School for Boys in the fall of 1946. He attended Berry College in 1947 and 1948 where he majored in Mathematics and Physical Education. He was self-employed from 1959 to 2014. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Descendants of Washington Army at Valley Forge, the Sons of the Confederacy, the Jamestown Society, the Elks Club, the Griffin Masonic Lodge, the Shriners, and Griffin Historical Society. He served two terms on the Griffin City Commission and was Mayor in 2007. He received the Lon Touchstone award from the Chamber of Commerce in 2000 for 3 in 1 carwash.

Bill is survived by his wife, Gertrude; son, William David Landrum, Jr. (Karla) of Franklin, Tennessee; daughter, Kaye Landrum Norris (William) of Fernandina Beach, Florida; grandchildren, William B. Norris III of New York, New York, Dr. Elizabeth Kaye Norris, PhD of Denver, Colorado, Lindsey Sloan Landrum of Franklin, Tennessee; three step children, Don Watts, Dr. Lori Whatley PhD (Darrell), Sheri Smith (Valdon); seven step grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Bill leaves behind a legacy woven with dedication, love and a commitment to excellence in all facets of life. Gratitude remained a constant disposition for Bill as he was consistently aware of God’s grace over his life, vocation and family. He was truly blessed. He will be profoundly missed and fondly remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather and a man of exceptional talents.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 21, 2024 from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Following the visitation a funeral services will be in the chapel. Interment will follow in Westwood Gardens. Pastor Ron Murray will officiate.