American Veteran 08

       


Donald (Don) Allan Landis

May 23, 1942 ~ June 21, 2019 (age 77)
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Donald (Don) Allan Landis (05/23/1942) of Sunbury, Ohio went home to see Jesus on June 21,
2019. Don said he was a sinner saved by grace and that he would rather people know Jesus than 
remember him. He loved telling people about Jesus and telling stories. He did not know a stranger. 
Don loved his family, old Gospel Hymns, old cars and loud pipes, chrome (He chromed everything he 
could.), was very proud to be an American and much much more. Don was a US Army Veteran who served 
in Germany driving a wrecker truck. Don was an owner/operator Bulldozing Specialist for Landis 
Grading for 40 years. There wasn’t a piece of equipment he could not operate. Don was most known 
for driving his blue 1964 GMC Crackerbox dozer truck that he later turned into a parade truck for 
family and friends to ride on and throw candy in several area parades. He would make those pipes 
sing on that truck as he shifted those gears. You could hear him coming down the road from miles 
away on a clear night. After he retired from dozing he went to work driving dump truck for Mid-Ohio Paving in 
Centerburg, Ohio. He loved spreading gravel, visiting with his customers, and making their jobs 
look good. Don spent the last 16 years wintering in Florida so he could golf all year long.


Don was preceded in death by his parents Robert (Bob) and Marjorie (Marj) Landis of
Westerville and his brother Douglas Landis.


He is survived by the love of his life for 53 years, Linda (Ryder) Landis and his daughters Shelly 
Arnold (Scott), Jill Hayden (Eric), and Shendra Miller (Ben) and his 10 grandchildren whom he 
adored, Olivia, Ethan, & Ryan Arnold, Grant, Alex, & Jake Hayden, Charlotte, Kaleb, Annabelle
& Luke Miller. His brothers, Dave Landis, Dale Landis (JoAnn), and Dennis Landis (Wendy)
and countless nieces and nephews.


A Celebration of Don’s Life will be at Genoa Baptist Church, 7562 Lewis Center Road, Westerville, 
OH 43082 Sunday, June 30th at 3:00pm. Dress Patriotic. There will be a Salvation Army bucket to put 
change in to honor Don because he NEVER passed a Salvation Army Red Bucket without putting money 
in. In lieu of flowers, donations are to be made to the Salvation Army Central Ohio, 966 East Main Street, Columbus, OH 43205.

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