John William Landrum

Published 8:24 am Thursday, August 23, 2018

John William Landrum


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John William Landrum, 96, Harrodsburg, widower of Vivian VanBever Landrum, went to his long awaited home on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, surrounded by his family and friends.

Born November 19, 1921, in Harlan, Ky., he was the son of the late William Bibb and Verna (Noe) Landrum II. John and Vivian came to Harrodsburg September 1, 1952 on their private plane. He was owner of the Landrum Insurance Agency, Inc. and Springlake Farms, and was a veteran of the US Army Air Corps. He was a member of several boards, including Humana Inc., James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital, Harrodsburg United Methodist Church, among others. John was active in his community serving in various leadership roles with his wife, such as The Christian Life Center, JayCees, Harrodsburg Historical Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Mercer County Chamber of Commerce. He and Vivian made a huge impact in their community both spiritually and economically. John was a simple man and liked things as simple and clear as they could be. He supported many Christian organizations and was in constant prayer and devotion to Christ, his family and his friends.

Survivors include one son, William Bibb (Erin) Landrum III, Los Angeles, Calif.; three grandchildren, Sara Catherine Landrum, Alex VanBever Landrum, and Eli William Landrum, all of Harrodsburg; daughter-in-law, Joy May Landrum, Harrodsburg; special nephew, David (Jennifer) VanBever; special caregivers, Denise Driscoll and Heather Riley.

He was preceded in death by a son, John VanBever “Van” Landrum.

No services are planned for Mr. Landrum.

Ransdell Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family online at