Reginald Clyde Landrum, 81, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away peacefully while surrounded by loving family on May 11, 2018, at MorningStar at Bear Creek in Colorado Springs, Colo. Reg was born April 5, 1937, in Meridian, Mississippi. During his childhood and young adulthood, he lived with his beloved family in Mississippi, California and Oklahoma City. In the early 1960s, the promise of a job as service manager for Bill Jones Automotive brought him to Pueblo, Colo., where he met and married his wife of 54 years, Sue Annette (Clifton) Landrum. In 1966, Reg opened Clifton-Landrum Motors with his father-in-law, Max Clifton where they sold Datsuns and Volvos. In 1972, Chuck Hedrick bought into the business and in 1982 the two men changed the name to Hedrick-. Landrum Nissan. Later, in 1988, they opened a second dealership, Freedom Ford and Subaru, expanding ownership to include Ron Schill in 1993. Reg didn't just love cars, he loved planes as well and earned his pilot's license. In 1988 he, Chuck and Buzz Rabatin purchased and ran Pan-Ark Aviation. Reg was active in his church serving as an elder and deacon, as well as in the community where he served on the boards of the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association, Pueblo Zoo and Presbyterian Towers. Reg is preceded in death by his parents, Otho Clyde and Doxie Lee Landrum; his wife, Sue Landrum; his brother-in-law, Pat Lightsey and two cousins, Dale Dupree and Janice Roberts. He is survived by his two daughters Jennifer Landrum (Jim Williams) and Amy Kunstle (John); grandchildren, James and Madeline Kunstle; his brother, Ronald Landrum (Clarice); nephews, Mark Landrum (Andrea) and Vern Landrum and their children; his sister, Claudette Lightsey and her children, Mike Lightsey (Lea), Cynthia Lightsey Myers (Shaun), Tim Lightsey (Becky), Stan Lightsey and their children and grandchildren, and his three cousins, Joan Wilson, Diane Landrum, and Joyce Durham. He also is survived by his beloved extended family including: Phyllis Riesner (Richard), nieces, Kristen Chavez (Louis) and Juli Hurley (Mike) and great nieces and nephews, Mitchel and Kaitlyn Chavez, Jackson and Maximo Dickerson and Chace and Maverick Hurley. He was blessed with many incredible lifelong friends including, Duane and Phyllis Gould and family, Chuck and Kathy Hedrick, Dr. Lynn and Sharon Phelps, Jerry and Marilyn Lehl, Jon and Marti Sutterlin, Bill and Karen Hooten and so many more. A special heartfelt thank you to the caring staff of MorningStar at Bear Creek for their professional and loving care of Reg in the last years of his life. In lieu of flowers and food, memorial gifts may be made to the Pueblo Zoo, 3455 Nuckolls Ave., Pueblo, Colo., 81005, and the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, Colo., 81003. His family welcomes all to a celebration of his life at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018, at First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th Street, Pueblo, Colo. A reception will be held immediately following the service at the church. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. When I bought and closed on my building at 2nd and Main, Reg told me ‘this is the second best day of your life. The best day of your life will be the day you sell it’. When we traveled together to Boulder to pick up the old 1924 Seagrave firetruck, he told me ‘this was a fun day. A better day will be the day you sell this old truck’. Reg was such wise and gentle man. He was my friend. He was my business mentor. He was in so many ways my older brother. I have missed you so the last few years my friend, but I find peace knowing you are in a better place now and that you are back with Sue. Godspeed my friend.

  2. It would be difficult to name a kinder, more gentlemanly person than Reg. He was such an exceptional human being, so likable and unassuming. He was so generous, always giving of himself to help others. Reg gave me work when I was starting my painting company and I truly appreciated the opportunities he and Sue gave me. On one occasion, he was helping me when I was refinishing his deck at the back of his beautiful home. He would sand, pound nails and just do anything to assist in moving the project along. I surprised him with a bill that showed a deduction for his services. We had a good laugh over that.

  3. My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Reginald Landrum. Peace of mind in the knowledge of Jehovah God’s wonderful hope for Reginald is of particular comfort when meditating on what this hope means at Revelation 21:4. JW.ORG

  4. Oft as I stroll down “Memory Lane” I so enjoy running into Reg. Add my name to the list of those whom Reg took under his wing as he gave me my first employment after graduating from SCSC in 1968. After moving to Denver in the mid 70’s, I never visited Pueblo w/o a stop to visit Reg & Chuck Hedrick. And I echo the sentiments of others when they refer to him always advancing a big hug and asking about my life & times, also that of my family. He was one of my most revered friends and a Role Model extraordinaire. We shared many dirt biking escapades on the Montessa Motor bikes he sold, and I had some of the greatest adventures of my life riding with Reg. RIP my Dear, Dear Friend. And Sincerest Condolences to Reg’s Family.

  5. I was saddened to learn of Reg’s death. My wife, Susie, worked for Reg at the Nissan dealership for many years and we often commented that he treated her as a daughter. He was always a gentle and caring man and he will be truly missed. Prayers to his family during this time.

  6. I went to work for Reggie in 1980, just a young kid. He always treated me and other employees like family. Even years later when I saw him, he would always hug me and ask after my family. I dearly loved this man and had the greatest respect for him. My deepest condolences to his daughters and their families. Reg was a true gentleman, and I will always remember him.

  7. Mr. Reginald Landrum was very, very good to me. I came to Pueblo looking for work. He gave me a job detailing cars and a couple years later he made me a car salesman. Rest in Peace Reg, and thanks again for believing in me.

  8. Our deepest condolences to the Landrum-Clifton families. We are life long friends with his wife, Sue, and all her family, but really didn’t know Reggie, other than he was a great guy. We would often visit with Max Clifton, either at his radio station or at Crews-Beggs where he worked also. Max and Marie Clifton were such strong faithful people who loved everybody and that love was reflected in his children. We have lost so many wonderful people but we know we will see them all again. Heaven is sounding sweeter all the time.

    Sandy and I will not be able to attend Reggie’s home going service but wish the families to know we are praying for them. We know first hand how God can comfort completely during this difficult time.

    Love, Mannon and Sandy Lukehart.

  9. Reggie was such a cool dude, he sold me my first car back in 1968. It was 1966 Chevy Corvette, which I still own today. Rest in Peace man.

  10. Gary and I were saddened to learn of the death of Reggie. We bought our first car from him in 1963, a white VW Bug, that cost $1,800! He was a wonderful person – somewhat quiet, kind and always concerned about providing us with a car we would enjoy. We purchased a BMW 1600 from him in 1970, prior to moving to Pennsylvania.

    We extend our sympathy to his family and remember him as an honest man with a good heart, a gentle soul who cared for others.

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