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Thomas John Landon

March 29, 1953 October 26, 2019
Thomas John Landon
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Thomas “Tom” John Landon, 66, of Plainfield, IL, passed away peacefully at his home on October 26, 2019, with his wife by his side holding his hand. Tom was born on March 29, 1953, in San Diego, CA, the son of the late John Landon and Judy (Carmean) Ralph.

Tom graduated from LeTourneau University, TX, in 1975. After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Welding Engineering, he began a long and successful 40-year career with Chicago Bridge and Iron Company (CB&I). He became CB&I’s Director of Welding Technology, and one of the company’s foremost experts in welding. His career brought him across the United States and to over 40 countries.

Over the course of his career, Tom received many awards. In 2015, LeTourneau University and CB&I partnered to create the Thomas J. Landon Endowed Scholarship Fund in Materials Joining in Tom’s honor. In 2017, he was recognized as Counselor by the American Welding Society. In 2018, he was named a Silver Member, and was presented with the Samuel Wylie Miller Memorial Medal Award.

Tom was preceded in death by his first wife Terri (Williams) Landon, after 32 years of marriage and his father, John Landon.

He is survived by his loving wife Wendy (nee Hagerman) of 9 years; his sons, Thomas Scott (Crystal) Landon of Katy, TX, and James (Vanessa) Landon of Aiken, SC; his stepchildren Angela (David) Bartholomew of Coal City, IL, Austin (Melissa) Lea of Knoxville, TN, and Alicia (Miles) Conard of Plainfield, IL; and his grandchildren Isabella, Kenna, Asher, Elodie, Selena, and Karlee.

Also surviving Tom is his devoted mother, Judy (Carmean) Ralph of Pella, IA, brother David (Kay) Pella, of Pella, IA, and sister Anna (Carl) MacIntyre of Pass Christian, MS. He is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

Tom was a devoted husband and father and was deeply loved by his family and friends. He loved spending his days outdoors where he fished, kayaked, hiked, and enjoyed the occasional trip to wineries with good friends.

In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Les Turner ALS Foundation (lesturnerals.org).

Memorial Visitation: Tuesday, October 29th 11:00 AM-3:00 PM at Overman-Jones Funeral Home, 15219 S Joliet Rd, Plainfield, IL 60544.

Memorial Funeral Service to follow at 3:00 PM. Interment is private. For more information, please call 815-436-9221 or www.overman-jones.com


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Memorial Visitation

Tuesday

29

Oct

11:00 AM 10/29/2019 11:00:00 AM - 3:00 PM 10/29/2019 3:00:00 PM
Overman-Jones Funeral Home

15219 Joliet Rd.
Plainfield, IL 60544

Overman-Jones Funeral Home
15219 Joliet Rd. Plainfield 60544 IL
United States

Memorial Service

Tuesday

29

Oct

3:00 PM 10/29/2019 3:00:00 PM
Overman-Jones Funeral Home

15219 Joliet Rd.
Plainfield, IL 60544

Overman-Jones Funeral Home
15219 Joliet Rd. Plainfield 60544 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Les Turner ALS Foundation

5550 W. Toughy Avenue
Suite 302
Skokie, Illinois 60077-3254
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