Valton David Landrum, formerly of West Orange, passed from this life June 27, in British Columbia, Canada. David was born to Valton and Wilma Dee Cain Landrum on Jan. 24, 1946.

David was preceded in death by his mother, Wilma Dee and father Valton.

David is survived by his loving wife, Susie Landrum, sons Val Landrum and wife Christine, Jeff Smith and wife Paige. Also survived by sister, Judy Landrum Turner and husband Kyle; one aunt Laverne Landrum Hubbard; and cousin (like a brother) Tommy Hubbard.

David was a mineral geologist and proud of his military service. He loved airplanes and flying and planned to build his own airplane.

If a man’s stature were to be measured by his number of friends, David was a giant. All over North and South America, on projects from his highest boss to the lowest peon-he was loved.

A memorial service will be held at Beulah, Co. for family and friends.