Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Obituaries

January 17, 2013

John Land

CROSSVILLE — Jan. 19, 1938—Jan. 14, 2013

John D. "Pete" Land passed away unexpectedly Jan. 14, 2013. A celebration of his life will be held today, Jan. 18, at 2 p.m. at Stuart Heights Baptist Church, 3208 Hixson Pike, Chattanooga, TN. The Rev. Larry Miller will officiate the service.

He was born Jan. 19, 1938, in Dunlap, to Lillard and Ova Lee Land.  He served in the United States Navy for nine years. He retired from Combustion Engineering after 30 years.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Don Land and Clyde Land; and sister, Kim Shell. 

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Willene Land; brother, Lance Land; children, Angie Abercrombie (Clayton), Darlene Gillispie (Tony) and Tracy Teague (Chris); grandchildren, Katy Saynes (Nick), Lindsay Kendall (Billy), Vickie Abercrombie (Matt), Candy Durham, Jacob Teague and Sammy Gillispie; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Saving Little Heart, P.O. Box 52285, Knoxville, TN 37950 or savinglittlehearts.com.

Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.

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