Reverse mortgage industry professional Tommy Landers, who worked for lenders including Genworth Financial and American Advisors Group (AAG), passed away on March 23, RMD has learned. He was 79 years old.
Landers spent his childhood in Lawn, Tex. and enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving three years in Germany before returning home to the United States. After spending a career in computer sales, Landers did not find retirement quite right for him and began working in mortgage services, which included reverse mortgages, up until his passing last month.
Current reverse mortgage industry professionals — including from such companies as AAG, Longbridge Financial and Open Mortgage — expressed their sadness when learning of his passing through LinkedIn, citing his help in teaching people about the reverse mortgage product and his work ethic as two visible traits he brought to his work.
“Tommy fully enjoyed life,” his obituary reads. “There are no words to encompass his greatness and how he improved the lives of others. He never met a stranger. He will be remembered as not only an outstanding husband, father, son, grandfather, brother, uncle, colleague, but as a one-of-a-kind friend, coach, and mentor.”
Landers is survived by his wife of 53 years, Betty, as well as four children, five siblings and nine grandchildren, and was laid to rest this week at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
RMD extends our condolences to Mr. Landers’ friends and family during this difficult time.