August 1, 1927 - July 18, 2020
Robert Eugene Landis passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 18, 2020. He is survived by his two sons, George Landis (Jane) and Jim Landis (Larke); five grandchildren, George Landis, Jr., Paul Landis (Stephanie), Carter Landis (Margaret), Catherine Dixon (Charles) and Patrick Landis (Catherine), as well as five great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Jane (Johnson) Landis, his brother, Tom and his parents.
Bob was born in Rector, Arkansas on August 1, 1927 to Eric and Lola (Russell) Landis. He joined the U.S. Navy at age seventeen and served in World War II as a pharmacist mate. After the war, he attended Murray State University in Kentucky where he was a member of the football and swim teams and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. Most important, he met his wife, Jane, while at Murray State and the two were happily married for just shy of 70 years.
Bob spent his career in logistics and transportation and was a long-time employee of Western Auto Supply Company, where he retired as vice president of distribution. During his time with the company, he worked in Memphis, TN, Meridian, MS, Dallas, TX, Kansas City, MO and Jackson, MS, where he retired in 1987. The couple moved back to the Dallas area in 2010 to be near family.
Bob and his wife were both active members of the Methodist church and were one of the founding families of Lake Highlands Methodist Church in Dallas.
Bob was deeply committed to his family and was a devoted husband and father. He was absolutely a positive role model for his sons and grandchildren and demonstrated every day and in every way what a loving, caring, intelligent, thoughtful man should and could be. He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed fishing and hunting, particularly with his sons, with whom he spent every bit of available free time. He also loved golf, playing many times a week during his retirement years.
Bob will be deeply missed by his loving family and many friends.
Services for Bob and his wife, Jane, (who died on June 26, 2020 just three weeks before her husband) will be held at the Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery at a date to be announced.
Donations in honor of his life may be made to the Network of Community Ministries in Richardson, Texas
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Arrangements under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252