Eugene Carroll Landers, 90, entered in eternal rest at home surrounded by family on Sept. 18, 2020.
Visitations will be 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 at Delta Funeral Home. Funeral Services will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Johnny Witherspoon officiating. Pallbearers are: Jeremy Nelms, Gary Rainey, Eric Tullos, Devin Puckett, Justin Elliott and Zach Barton. Interment will be at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Gene was born to Herman and Nina Jeter Landers Nov. 11, 1929 in Lake Creek, Texas. He lived in Delta County all of his life. He was an educator at Sulphur Bluff ISD for 35 years, as well as a farmer and a rancher. He was a member of the Lake Creek Presbyterian church and taught Sunday school for over 50 years.
Gene and Barbara Strong were married Dec. 5, 1958 in Durant, Okla. They were married for 61 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law: Glenn and Deanna Landers, Billie Marie and link Harris.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Barbara; sons, Jim and wife Kay, and Jeff and wife Neali; four grandchildren, Scott Landers and wife Alexa, Jamie Kay and Devin Puckett, Emily and Zach Barton, and Addie and Justin Elliott; nephew, Markell Landers and wife Lisa; three nieces, Lisa and Gary Rainey, Stacy and Eric Tullos, and Lori and Shaun Tabor; sister-in-law, Wilma Davis; three great-grandchildren and several cousins.
Make donations to the Delta County Library, 300 West Dallas Ave., Cooper, TX 75432 or Delta Hope House, P.O. Box 341, Cooper, TX 75432.
Online condolences may be made at: www.deltafuneralhome.com. Services entrusted to Delta Funeral Home.