They closed the plant on Monday at Manchester Tank in Lubbock, and the flag there was lowered to half staff. You remember, we took you there this summer when general manager Phil Landrum was bumped to #1 on a waiting list for a double transplant.
Phil suffered from a rare disease called Amyloidosis, which robbed him of his weight, his youth, and his mobility. His employees and friends celebrated when he got a new heart and a new liver at Baylor Hospital in Dallas and both functioned beautifully.
But Phil had lost so much weight and was just so weak, that he died in his sleep early Saturday morning. In a memorial service for him on Monday at Lakeridge Methodist, most of the congregation wore red and black to honor his great passion for Texas Tech.
Phil Landrum was 57-years-old.