He was born on December 22, 1940 in the Possum Valley community (Drew County) to the late George Washington Lansdale and Edna Mae Newton Lansdale.
He was a retired educator, builder, developer and was of the Methodist faith.
Mr. Lansdale was a former member of the Kiwanis Club, an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing, but his passion was gardening. He was a proud member of The Medicine Men of Comanche Gap, a professional fraternity where he was the youngest man to be inducted into the organization.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Bret Leslie Lansdale; a sister, Willene Greer; a brother-in-law, Travis Greer; five brothers, Troy Lansdale, Roy Lansdale, Earl Lansdale, Tracy Lansdale and Dallas Lansdale.
Survivors include one son, Scott L. Lansdale and Maryjane Shelby of Copperas Cove, Texas; one brother, Billy Rex Lansdale and wife Delores of Monticello; three grandchildren, Mason, Clay and Molly Lansdale; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews; and a special friend of 25 years, LaNell McKiever and the entire McKiever family.
Funeral service will be Friday, February 5, at 1 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello with burial to follow in Possum Valley Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.