ASHEVILLE – Lawrence Milton Landon, age 90, of 15 Larlyn Lane died Tuesday, January 10, 2017.
Mr. Landon was born January 1, 1927 in Buncombe County where he had lived all of his life. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II, and was on the maiden voyage of the USS Midway in 1945. Milton retired from Southern Bell after 42 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church Weaverville for 66 years and taught Sunday school for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Leon and Laura Chambers Landon; his wife of 61 years Kathleen Wright Landon; and sister, Mary Carter.
Surviving are his daughter, Lynn McGalliard and husband Carl of Piney Flats, TN; son, Larry Landon and wife Kim of Arden; grandchildren, Marc, Lauren, Ryan, Matthew, Katie, Jessie, Whitney; along with 10 great grandchildren.
His funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 14, 2017, in First Baptist Church Weaverville, with Dr. Jim McCoy and Reverends Randolph Evans and Lee Roy Denton officiating. Burial will be in Ashelawn Gardens of Memory.
The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday at West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville.
Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Weaverville, Elevator Fund, PO Box 547, Weaverville, NC 28787.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mr. Landon’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.
Ashelawn Gardens of Memory
Saturday January 14th, 2017
901 Aiken Road
Asheville, NC 28787
First Baptist Church Weaverville
Saturday January 14th, 2017
63 North Main Street
Weaverville, NC 28787
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With deepest sympathy to the family. Surely the loss of a loved one is hard to bear. A scripture that has helped me cope with loss is Isaiah 25:8. Here God promises that soon "He will swallow up death forever....and will wipe away the tears from all faces". So we can trust that He wants to reunite us with our loved ones again. I hope this brings your family some comfort during this difficult time.
Submitted by Lori on Jan 16 2017 01:27:24 PM
Dear family of Milton,
It is with sadness that we have learned of Milton's passing. while we did not see him and Kathleen very often, since we live in Fairfax, VA, there is one memory to share.: We were visiting one day, when Milton had stalled the riding lawnmower on the side of a hill behind their house. Ed knew how to use a"come-a-long" which a device to pull things out of a ditch or other places. He and Milton were able to hook it to the lawnmower and managed to get back on level land! We continued our visit with him and Kathleen, until she became too tired to visit any more. May God give you His Peace and Comfort as you mourn his passing.
Much love in Christ,
Cousins to Kathleen
Jeanette Wright and Ed Parham email@example.com 1-703-323-5990
Submitted by Jeanette Wright Parham on Jan 12 2017 03:18:38 PM
Larry, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Kim and the rest of the family.
Submitted by Sally white on Jan 11 2017 09:55:23 PM
I will miss this man so much. For the last 10 years he was like a father to me. I know he is catching up with Kathleen and seeing all the amazing sites. See you on the other side.
Submitted by Betty Hawke on Jan 11 2017 05:46:08 PM
to Lynn and Larry
I'm so sorry to hear of your dads passing. I remember him fondly. He was a great man and will be missed.
Submitted by Paula Thomas on Jan 11 2017 05:42:41 PM
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