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WEST Thomas Landon

WEST Thomas Landon

Male 1940 - 1982  (42 years)

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  • Name WEST Thomas Landon 
    Born 10 Jan 1940  Suffolk, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Home Birth
    Gender Male 
    Baptism Suffolk, VA (1st Baptist Church) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation cir 1964  Richmond, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Trooper, Virginia State Police 
    Agency: Virginia State Police 
    Death 14 Jan 1982  3101 Dupont Av, Richmond, Va Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 
    Address:
    3101 Dupont Av
    Richmond, Va 23234 
    • 3101 Dupont Av

      This was during the worst snow storm in many years in Richmond. CPR was done by PJ Fimian and his young son Mark. The snow was so bad that a fire truck had to preceed the ambulance so it could get down the street. He was taken to Chippenham Hospital where he was pronounced
    Employment IBM 360 & 5150 
    • service engineer
    Military 1960s  Arlington, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Tommy was a member of the Honor Guard at Arlington National Cemetery, where he guarded the tomb of the unknown soldier.
    Military 1960's  Korea Find all individuals with events at this location 
    US Army 
    • Ranger. He also served in Korea as an Army Ranger.
      Note: While home on leave one time his cousin Faye (13 yrs old) hid on a desk around the corner in the office part of the house, and when Tommy turned the corner, she karate chopped him on the neck and knocked him out. She ran and hid. "Boy did she run". Her mother finally got her to come out of hiding when she told Faye that Tommy (the big, bad Army Ranger) wasn't that mad, just embarrassed at being knocked out by a 13 year old girl. ... by his cousin Gene Harris
    Occupation 1970's  Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    IBM Field Engineer 
    Residence 13303 Knoll Ct, Dale City, Va Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 4970 Americana Dr, Annandale, Fairfax County, Va Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 6530 Lee Valley Dr, Springfield, Va Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lee Valley Apts 
    • Plane crashed behind the apt while Tommy and Mark (who slept thru it) lived there
    Died 14 Jan 1982  Richmond, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Heart Attack 
    Buried 16 Jan 1982  Waverly, Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Just a note: Tommy, HC Jr., and Gene used to raid uncle Linwood's refrigerator and clean it out. We made him so mad one time by drinking every drop of milk, that Tommy went to Safeway and bought more (before we were allowed back in the house). HC and Gene were younger than Tommy and he was the only one with any money. And our fearless leader.
    • (Medical):3101 Dupont Av
      Richmond, Va

      Died in the driveway while trying to push the car out of the snow.
      He had just been diagnosed with Coronary Artery blockage.
    Person ID I1103  Booth Family
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2018 

    Father WEST Herman Thomas,   b. 2 Jan 1901, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1975, Suffolk, VA (Louise Obici Hosp) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother HORNE Thelma Elizabeth,   b. 17 Apr 1911, Disputanta, Sussex County, VA Milton Farm/Rt. 460 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1980, Chesapeake, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1932  Waverly, Sussex County, VA (Waverly Baptist Church) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Met Thelma when he was working for the predecessor of VDOT and he used to stop by the store in Spring Grove.
    Family ID F314  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family WANDER Cleo Jeanette,   b. 24 Jun 1942, Waubun, Mahnomen, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 16 Sep 1964  Arlington, VA (Catholic Church) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. WEST Mark Thomas,   b. 4 May 1965, Falls Church, Falls Church (city), Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2006 
    Family ID F395  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - - Suffolk, VA (1st Baptist Church) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Sep 1964 - Arlington, VA (Catholic Church) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Died - 14 Jan 1982 - 3101 Dupont Av, Richmond, Va Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 1960s - Arlington, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - US Army - 1960's - Korea Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - IBM Field Engineer - 1970's - Washington, DC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 13303 Knoll Ct, Dale City, Va Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 4970 Americana Dr, Annandale, Fairfax County, Va Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lee Valley Apts - - 6530 Lee Valley Dr, Springfield, Va Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Heart Attack - 14 Jan 1982 - Richmond, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 Jan 1982 - Waverly, Sussex County, VA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    West: Tom
    West: Tom
    West, Tom as a young man
    Horne: Martha and the cousins
    Horne: Martha and the cousins
    L-R: Faye Howard, HC Horne Jr., Tommy West, Gene Harris, and Martha; taken at Herbert and Mary Horne's home in Richmond on Addison St.
    West: Tommy West
    West: Tommy West
    In uniform at his sister's wedding
    West: Tommy West
    West: Tommy West
    In uniform
    West: Tommy West
    West: Tommy West
    Family Shot in the 1970's
    West: Herman, Thelma and Tommy
    West: Herman, Thelma and Tommy
    Photo after Tommy joined the Army. Taken at Grandma and Grandpa Horne's on Addison Street in Richmond, Va
    West: Thelma Horne West
    West: Thelma Horne West
    with Tommy and Paige
    West: West Family
    West: West Family
    Herman, Thelma, Tommy and Paige

    Headstones
    West: Tommy's Tombstone
    West: Tommy's Tombstone
    Waverly Cemetery