Thomas Buel Landrum
November 10, 1943 – August 13, 2019
Thomas Buel Landrum went to meet his Lord and Savior on August 13, 2019 while at Pine Arbor Nursing Center. Buel was preceded in death by his parents, Earl Landrum Sr. and Elizabeth Carter Landrum, his sisters Margarite and Jeanette, and his brothers Earl Jr. and Richard.
Buel was employed by the Beaumont Fire Department where he studied with various other law enforcement agencies to become an arson investigator. Buel also studied to become a Captain and left the Fire Marshal’s office to run a shift at station #7.
While working at the Beaumont Fire Department, Buel married Rene’ Merrill on December 29, 1972. Buel is father to Paul Landrum, Keith Landrum, and Jeffrey Landrum. He is also the stepfather to Christy Fabriguze and Stacey Fabriguze Hull. His grandchildren are Hilary Culak, Kalyn Strong, Hunter Carrell, Joseph Landrum, and Ashlynn Kelley.
It was while working at the BFD, he became interested in refereeing Junior High School and High School football games. He was a referee for thirty-five years in the Beaumont area, the Victoria area, and finally the Houston area.
Buel and his family moved to the Houston area where he was hired by Prudential Insurance Company to become a Special Investigator with arson and fraud being his forte. It was a job he really enjoyed and finally retired in March of 2008.
Buel never met a stranger. He would stop anywhere and anytime to chit chat with someone. He said, “You can’t make friends by just standing around”.
There was never any doubt, he was a one of a kind man who deeply loved his wife and children. We will miss him, his laughter, his jokes, and everything that made Buel, Buel.
A viewing will be held at Forest Lawn Funeral Home from 6 to 8PM on Thursday, August 15, 2019. The funeral service will be held at Forest Lawn Funeral Home at 11:30AM on Friday, August 16, 2019.
We Love You My Husband and our Children’s Daddy.
- Earl Landrum, Father (deceased)
- Elizabeth Landrum, Mother (deceased)
- Margarite Landrum, Sister (deceased)
- Jeanette Landrum, Sister (deceased)
- Earl Landrum Jr., Brother
- Richard Landrum, Brother (deceased)
- Rene' Landrum, Wife
- Paul Landrum, Son
- Keith Landrum, Son
- Jeffrey Landrum, Son
- Christy Fabriguze, Stepdaughter
- Stacey Fabriguze Hull, Stepdaughter
- Hilary Culak, Grandchild
- Kalyn Strong, Grandchild
- Hunter Carrell, Grandchild
- Joseph Landrum, Grandchild
- Ashlynn Kelley, Grandchild
- Phil Webb
- Terry Block
- Steve Fuselier
- Hunter Carrell
- Marty Smith
- Darien Castillo
- Jimmy Tillman, Honorary
- A Sharing of Memories Thursday, August 15, 2019
- A Celebration of Buel's Life Friday, August 16, 2019
Thomas Buel Landrum
August 17, 2019
Dad was an amazing man who taught me a lot. He was loved by many and will be truly missed. His laughter, his smile, and personality is how he was remembered. Till we meet again daddy, I love you.
August 16, 2019
Buel was such a happy person. Any time I thought of him I remember him talking and laughing. He and I went to school together from early on. I remember him as one who always was in a joking mood and ready to make someone happy. He will be missed by his family I am sure. In my memories he will always be the one and only Buel.
August 14, 2019
We were deeply saddened to hear of the loss Buel. He was a special man and we will always remember his smile. You never saw him without a happy smile and disposition. May the special memories you have sustain you and give you comfort.
Charlie and Connie Mabry