Thursday Services Set for Landry
DALLAS (AP) _ A 2,000-seat symphony hall in downtown Dallas will be the site of a tribute Thursday to former Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry, who died Saturday from leukemia.
Former Cowboys players and the City of Dallas will co-host the public tribute at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.
It will follow a private burial on Thursday and a noon funeral service for family and friends at Highland Park United Methodist Church, where Landry was a member for 43 years.
Landry died Saturday at Baylor University Medical Center surrounded by his immediate family. He had been fighting a form of leukemia since May.
Landry, 75, coached the Cowboys for 29 years, from their birth in 1960 until Jerry Jones bought the team on Feb. 25, 1989. After he was fired, a downtown parade in his honor drew an estimated 50,000 fans.