William Byron Landers, 78, of Pocasset, Mass., passed away peacefully on Nov. 7, 2012 at the Hope Hospice Center in Sandwich, Mass., after an extended illness.
Cremation with burial with full military honors at a later date in the Bourne National Cemetery.
He was born Dec. 14, 1933, in Carthage, Mo., the son of Ira and Dorothy Landers.
Preceding him in death were his parents and an infant son, Ira. He was a member of The First Christian Church while living in Carthage, Mo.
A graduate of Carthage High School in 1952, he attended Joplin Junior College before entering the United States Air Force where he served nine years. As an Eastern Massachusetts University graduate he worked at Jet Spray Corporation as a purchasing agent and later as Director of Facilities for Banyon Systems, a software company. After retirement he led a quiet life as an avid gardener, doing genealogy research and writing short stories.
He is survived by his wife, Julia Susan Landers, of the home; one sister, Marjorie Gardner (Stanley); two nephews, Roger Gardner (Cheri) of Jefferson City, Mo., and John Gardner (Laura) of Taylorville, Ill., and several others relatives and friends.