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James Walter Landers Jr., 85, died Thursday, January 12, 2012, in Borger.
No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation is under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
James was born April 2, 1926 in Quanah, Texas to Walter and Verdie Landers. He was one of eight children. Three brothers; Cleston, Horace, Billy Jack Landers; three sisters; Clella Mae Meadows, Josephine Purcell, and Patricia Waldrip, all preceded him in death. His remaining sister Doris Ferguson now resides at the Buffalo Prairie Care Center in Buffalo Missouri.
James married Willa Mae Thacker, August 30, 1946 in Borger. She preceded him in death August 21, 1992. His long time companion Roberta also preceded him in death.
James was a graduate from Phillips High School, and attended Frank Phillips College, and Oklahoma University. He was also in the United States Navy during WW II. James was a member of the American Legion and VFW, where he had held several different positions.
James is survived by one sister; Doris Ferguson of Buffalo, Missouri, and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to recognize his many friends at the China Dynasty restaurant, and especially Maria Sauceda.
Donations may be made to the American Heart Association PO Box 3238 Borger, Texas 79007.
To send condolences, sign the online guestbook at www.mintonchatwell.com.