Kenneth Carl Landrum

Kenneth Carl Landrum passed away unexpectedly on August 21, 2020. Carl was born on November 2, 1956 in Dayton, Texas. He grew up on Seaberg Farms helping his father farm the rice fields.

He attended Dayton schools, graduating from Dayton High School in 1975. He first developed an interest in music as a member of the Dayton High School FFA Talent Team. That interest grew into joining The Midnight Ramblers band, and started a 45 year long passion for playing guitar and singing, particularly as the founding member of The Southern Breeze Band. Carl also taught many Dayton kids fiddle and guitar lessons, and enjoyed playing with smaller ensembles such as the Cow Paddy Daddies and the gospel group, The Breeze Boys.

Carl married his high school sweetheart, Tammy Tadlock Landrum, and in July, they celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. They had a true love story, rarely spending a moment apart. They have three children, Allison, Matthew and Luke.

Carl worked over 40 years in the railcar inspection industry. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Dayton.

Carl is preceded in death by his father, Eldridge Landrum, his mother, Bertha Landrum and his father-in-law, Jimmy Tadlock.

Carl is survived by his wife of 45 years, Tammy Tadlock Landrum; his daughter, Allison Landrum; his son, Matthew Landrum, and wife Kristina; and his son Luke Landrum and wife Jessica. He is also survived by his sister, Carolyn Murphy and husband James; mother-in-law Iline Tadlock; and brother-in-law Jay Tadlock.

He also leaves behind his most cherished grandchildren, Lorelei, Cooper, Eli, Levi and a soon to be born granddaughter. He also leaves dozens of fellow musicians that he considered his closest friends.

Pallbearers will be Jay Knight, Joseph Durant, Kaleb Goff, David Howell, Jeff Nations and Mark Sjolander. Honorary Pallbearers will be Eddie Bird, Raymond Sweeten, Joe Taylor, Rob Austin, Ronnie Lee, J.R. Ungles and Brady Hanson.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial gift can be made to

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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