John Edward “Ed” Landrum, III
John Edward “Ed” Landrum, III, 72, a resident of Fort Myers, FL for the past 25 years, formerly of Cincinnati, OH, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in Fort Myers. He was born March 31, 1947 in Roanoke, VA to John and Diana Landrum, Jr., now deceased.
Ed was of the Methodist faith and was a member of Tice United Methodist Church in Fort Myers. In high school, Ed was an excellent athlete. He played center in football and was a three time state champion in wrestling. Early in his teaching, he was a football and wrestling coach.
He graduated from East Tennessee State in Johnson City TN in 1969. This was also where he met his wife, Debbie. After graduate school he went to work at Johnson & Johnson in Chicago, IL; it was there that their only child, Tia was born. After 25 years in the industry, he returned to his first love of teaching; receiving his second master’s degree in special education. Ed loved the outdoors. He especially loved fishing and golf and took flying lessons with the dream of one day piloting his own airplane. Ed was such a kindhearted and giving soul who truly put his family first. Active in his church, he also volunteered at a suicide hotline for a while. We had a joke in our family, Ed never met a stranger. There were only friends yet to be made. He always had time to really listen to you and your problems, as well as a big hug to help. He was a second Dad to all of his daughter’s friends.
Please join us in remembering this amazing man. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him
He is survived by his loving daughter, Tia Landrum of Fort Myers; two siblings, Marsha Landrum Dunaway (Larry) of Mechanicsville, VA, and Jerry Landrum of Royal Palm Beach, FL; brother in laws, Terry Warrow (Cindy) and Daniel Green; as well as two grandchildren, Nicholas Ian Mick and Kyla Bae Mick.
Ed was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 47 years, Deborah Kay Landrum in 2017.
Memorial Services will be held 11:30 AM Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Tice United Methodist Church, 4545 Tice Street, Fort Myers, FL 33905 with Pastor Juan Ramos officiating.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.