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Bernie Landrum

July 12, 1935 — March 29, 2024

Bernie Landrum

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Bernie Landrum of Katy, TX passed away at age 88 on Friday, March 29, 2024.  He was born July 12, 1935, in Freeport, TX to the late Vernil Ivan Landrum and Bertha Pearl Baker.  He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Mignon, and his brother George Lawshe.  He is survived by his brother Clarence Golden and wife Lena, sons Sonny and wife Gina, Brian and wife Kim, Brent and wife Ranae, grandchildren Michael, Amy, Reed, Brooks, Avery, and Connor, and great-grandchildren Knox, Pierson, and Norah.

Bernie attended Deady Junior and Milby High Schools in Houston and he lived in Freeport, Galveston, Madisonville, N. Zulch, Hearn, and Englewood, CO. Bernie, known as Sugarman, was always a hail-fellow-well-met to everyone who knew him.  His childhood was unconventional with unique experiences and challenges. However, three seminal events changed his life for the better:   he joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1952, went to work for Bosco Fasteners in 1962, and married his wife, Mignon, in 1956, which was by far the most impactful. The Marines gave Bernie discipline, confidence, and direction to get his GED and pursue a career.  He was very proud to be one of three who fired expert level marksmanship in his platoon of 78.  Bosco gave him the opportunity to leverage his natural charm and the lessons from the Marines.  Bernie was salesman of the year multiple times.  But it was Mignon who centered him, a partner in life who made a stable home, and helped him become a responsible and loving husband and father.  Their 64-year marriage was full of love and commitment. Bernie always said being married to Mignon made him the luckiest man alive.  They moved to Houston in 1967 into the Sharpstown community where they raised three boys.  While Bernie traveled often for work, he made it back for the boys’ sports and other events.   He made time to serve as a coach and administrator for the Sharpstown Tigers F.U.N football team in the 1970’s.   He had a booming voice and there was no doubt when he was in the stands!  Bernie told his boys to love what you choose to do and be the best at it.  The family admired and benefited greatly from having Bernie as a father.

Bernie was a big man with a signature handlebar mustache and an even bigger personality.  Bernie was happiest when surrounded by family and friends.  During these times he loved cooking for and serving everyone.  He will be dearly missed. The funeral service will be at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home at 11am Thursday April 4, 2024 at 303 E. Crockett Street, Cleveland, TX 77327  https://www.pacestancil.com/

In lieu of flowers and gifts, the family asks that you make donations in honor of Bernie Landrum on-line to The Wounded Warrior Project at https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

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Thursday, April 4, 2024

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Thursday, April 4, 2024

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12901 FM 2025, Cleveland, TX 77328

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