Floyd Landis

Floyd Landis

A Celebration of Life service for Floyd Landis is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at the lower parking level of Jonesboro First Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois in Marion.

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.

Inurnment will take place at Ebenezer Hall Cemetery in Lick Creek at a later date.

Floyd Landis, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, brother, longtime Southern Baptist deacon, skilled heating and air-conditioning man, sheet metal technician, regional maintenance manager, and more, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, in his hometown of Anna, Illinois, after a multi-year struggle with Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia. He was 89 years old.

Mr. Landis was born on Oct. 11, 1931, in Anna, one of nine children of James Monroe and Maggie Mae Phillips Landis. 

He and Ann were married on Dec. 24, 1950, at Mill Creek Baptist Church, building a life together that spanned more than 70 years.  

Surviving Mr. Landis are his wife, Ann Landis of Anna; grandchildren Kelsey (Jason) Landis Wever of St. Louis and Matt Landis (Ellie) of Kent, Wash.; great-grandson Amos Wever; great-granddaughter Adaline Landis; daughter-in-law Debra Chandler Landis of St. Louis; a brother, Leonard Landis (Alene) of Anna; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Floyd and Ann had a loving and loyal dog, Annie.

He was preceded in death by his son, Tim Landis; seven siblings; his parents; and other family.

When Mr. Landis retired, he was a regional maintenance manager with Drury Inns, a position that took him to Drury sites from El Paso, Texas, to Cape Girardeau  and Springfield, Illinois, among several other cities. 

As a teen, he farmed with his father and siblings and later trained and worked in sheet metal, heating and air conditioning. 

He owned and operated Landis Heating and Air Conditioning in Anna for several years before selling the business and joining Drury Inns.

Mr. Landis was a member of the Jonesboro First Baptist Church. A man of faith and a church deacon for more than 50 years, he led Bible studies, directed church choirs and was always asked to lead prayer prior to the start of family meals.

He brought considerable joy to others, whether it was hosting, with wife Ann, annual Landis family reunions; taking grandchildren on tractor rides when they were young; celebrating birthdays, holidays and other special events with family and friends; and attending his grandchildren’s  church, school and sports events. 

He invited people to fish at a pond he designed, built, stocked and maintained, and knowing that laughter was good for the soul, Floyd frequently told funny stories and made witty and wise observations that made one laugh and reflect.

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com. 

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