- [S23] Atchley Funeral Home, (http://www.atchleyfuneralhome.com/), 27 Apr 2004.
Wilson M. Lonas, Jr. obituary
- [S112] Census, 1930.
Name Franklin Landreth
Event Type Census
Event Date 1930
Event Place Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States
Marital Status Single
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Son
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Son
Birth Year (Estimated) 1925
Father's Birthplace Tennessee
Mother's Birthplace Tennessee
Sheet Letter B
Sheet Number 8
Robert K Landreth Head M 31 Tennessee
Audrey G Landreth Wife F 23 Tennessee
Franklin Landreth Son M 5 Tennessee
Audrey Ruth Landreth Daughter F 0 Tennessee
Clarcie Jane Landreth Mother F 68 South Carolina
- [S23] Atchley Funeral Home, (http://www.atchleyfuneralhome.com/), 24 Jun 2017.
Margaret Josephine Keeling obituary
- [S142] Newspaper Article, The Daily Post Athenian (Athens, TN), 16 Mar 2013.
William Franklin "Frank" Landreth Sr., 88, a resident of Etowah for more than 60 years, died Saturday, March 16, 2013, in Etowah .
A native of Knoxville, he was a member of Church on the Rock. He worked for L&N Railroad as an engineer.
A son of the late Robert Kinzer Landreth and Audrey Anderson Landreth Hellard, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Addie "Sue" Brown Landreth ; one brother and two sisters.
He joined the Armed Services at the young age of 16 with his mother signing for him to serve his county in the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Pearl Harbor when it was bombed in 1941. After a tour in Hawaii, he went to Solomon Island and Guadalcanal Vella Lavella, leaving there in 1943 to volunteer for a secret mission.
He had six bouts of malaria before he got to Burma. In 1943 and 1944, he was on a secret mission with Merrill's Marauders in Burma. He walked 1,000 miles across the north end of Burma fighting the Japanese along the way. He was one of the 300 survivors out of the 3,000 men that started with Merrill's Marauders.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Nancy Landreth of Ooltewah; two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Jerry Bryan of Etowah, and Sherry Condee and Craig Holmes of Niota; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday in the South Chapel of Bordwine Funeral Home with the Rev. Leon Devine officiating. Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Green Hill Cemetery with military honors.
Pallbearers will be Stanley Headrick, Eddie Harris, Zach Arwood, Terry Thompson, Stacy Parrot and Craig Holmes.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah is in charge of arrangements. If you are unable to attend, sign the guest registry at www.bordwinefuneralhome.com
- [S1] U. S. Social Security Death Index.
Issued in Tennessee
- [S99] Farrar Funeral Home, (http://www.farrarfuneralhome.com), 106880691.