Samuel C. “Sam” Landrum
December 27, 1991 – June 22, 2019
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jim Bates, Vivian and Harry Landrum. He is survived by his mother, Lorinda Bates-Riley (Dave); father, Roger Landrum (Selena); brothers: Stephen Landrum (Marcy), Eric Landrum, and Jon Riley; sister, Rebecca Running; grandmother, Ginger Bates; Aunt Susan Evans and Uncle Jim Bates; beloved nieces: Daisy Running, Luna Landrum; beloved cousins: Luke, Meryn, Laura Kate, and Julia Evans; special family members, Clement and Chantal Coovi; many other loving relatives and friends.
Sam had no voice, yet spoke the language of love fluently. Sam had no education, yet taught the joy of life to all who knew him. Sam had no money, but gave generously from the riches of his heart to everyone he met. Sam had no employment, yet was God’s goodwill ambassador to the world. At the close of his life, he reached out and gave the gift of life to others.
The Family will receive friends on Sunday, June 23rd from 1pm to 3pm at the West Center Chapel with FUNERAL SERVICE at 3PM. Interment: Monday, June 24th, at 11am at Evergreen Memorial Park.
Memorial are suggested to the Epilepsy Foundation.
My deepest condolences to Sam’s family. Although I never new Sam personally I know Eric and I know how much his life choices and the good kind man he is was influenced by Sam’s life and the deep love his family had for him. Your family was the perfect place for Sam to spend his days on earth. Praying for peace for all of you.
I remember Sam as a little boy. I was an administrative assistant at Children’s Respite Care Center when Sam attended there. He was a beautiful blond little boy with a wonderful smile, he touched many hearts. His mom and dad were wonderful with Sam, I remember being out to dinner one evening and talking to Sam and his dad as they were dining, there was love and patience, also phone conversations with his mom. His brother Eric worked at CRCC and talked so lovingly of Sam. The words in his obituary were so Sam. Please accept my sympathy in the loss of a loved son, brother and beautiful soul.
Although I did not have the honor of meeting Sam, reading his life story made me smile. What a true gift from God he was and I wish there were more people like him in this world. God hold.him in the palm of his hands.