Herman Laverne "Jack" Lansdown, 82, of Purdy, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, in St. Johns Hospital -- Cassville.
He was born Oct. 16, 1926, in Barry County, the son of Herman and Marjorie (McNeill) Lansdown, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Pauline Lansdown Rowland and Mayrene Baldwin.
He was known by his family and friends as Jack or Jackie most of his life. He grew up on the family farm on Flat Creek near Star City and received his education at the Sparks School. At the age of 29, he and his parents went to California to work in the fruit harvest. They moved back to Missouri to retire on the family farm in the 1970s.
Funeral services wer held Friday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Rev. Arnold Ray Evans conducted the services. Burial was at Sparks Cemetery, Butterfield.
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