P.K. “Buster” Landers, 90, of Sweetwater, went home to his master on Friday, April 22, 2011, in Lubbock.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 25, 2011, at Highland Heights United Methodist Church with Rev. Chris Rodriguez and Rev. Jerry Koch officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. Military graveside rites will be performed by the Nolan County Honor Guard.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, 2011, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Landers was born on Feb. 5, 1921, in Roby. He married Wilma A. Martin on Oct. 19, 1940, in Sweetwater and Margaret G. Miller on July 27, 1991, in Sweetwater. He was born in Fisher County to O.G. and Emily Sanders. The family lived and farmed in the Longworth-Busby communities. In 1942, he was called to serve in the United States Army, trained as a tanker gunner and served in World War II in a ground tank in France and Germany. Buster farmed in Fisher and Nolan Counties most of his life. He enjoyed raising cattle for many years. Buster was a lifetime member of the Downtown Men’s Bible Class and a member of Highland Heights United Methodist Church in Sweetwater. He also attended SNAP and a fellowship with friends daily. Buster, known also a Papa to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, was a devoted husband, father and friend.
Survivors include daughters, Julie Hudman and husband Curtis of Post, Gwen Marrier of Quanah; step son, Noel Nix of Lewisville; grandchildren, Chad Marrier of Quanah, Chase Marrier and wife Melissa of Lewisville, Richard Hudman and wife Lichele of Post, Jana Mundine and husband John of Post, Lori March and husband Chad of Pullman, Wash.; and great-grandchildren, Kohen and Kyna Hudman and Dillon Marrier.
He was preceded in death by his parents, O.G. and Emily Landers; his first wife Wilma Landers on July 9, 1990; his second wife Margaret G. Landers on Dec.11, 2010; brothers, J.W. and Roy Landers; and sisters, Scena Wood, Lee Kent, Mable Wyatt, Pearl Barnes and Jean Milam.
Pallbearers will be Rodney Reep, Richard Hudman, John Mundine, Chad Marsh, Chad Marrier, and Alvin Smith.
Honorary pallbearers are members of the Sweetwater Men’s Downtown Bile Class.
Memorials may be made to Highland Heights United Methodist Church, 1801 Lamar Street, Sweetwater, TX 79556 or to Sweetwater Downtown Bible Class, 1419 Stanley, Sweetwater, TX 79556.