Gerald Eugene Landon Jr.

May 5, 1943 ~ June 26, 2021 (age 78)


Gerald Eugene Landon Jr. passed away June 26, 2021 after a period of declining health. 


Private family memorial services will be Tuesday. 


Gerald was born on May 5th, 1943 to Gerald Eugene and Naomi (Rogers) Landon Sr. He was a Holmes County resident his whole life. 


Gerald graduated from Killbuck High School with the class of 1961. There he played football and met the love of his life Lorena Elizabeth Casey whom he married on August 25, 1963 and she survives. 


Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Bradley Scott Landon (Pam Schafrath) of West Salem, Ohio and Darrin Troy Landon (Lauren McKinley) of Delaware, Ohio; grandson, Matthew Landon of Delaware, Ohio and granddaughter, Megan (Keith) Maxwell of Cincinnati, Ohio. Brothers and sisters, John D. (Sharon) Mackey of Holmesville, Cynthia Kay (Dennis) VanSickle of Millersburg, Cheryl Ann (Paul) Shetler of Wooster and Ramonda Lee Miller of Wooster. 


Gerald was a car salesman for 42 years between Tidballs in Killbuck and Ben Bells and Chuck Nicholsons in Millersburg retiring in 2011. He loved following local and Cleveland sports teams, woodworking and keeping his lawn neat.


He is preceded in death by Marion (Edith) Roger's and Delbert (Minta) Landon.


He may be gone, but he'll never be forgotten. 


Gerald's Garden 

Gerald had a Garden

Lovely to behold

We loved to smell the roses

And watch the blooms unfold.


But, alas, as time did pass

Cancer came to meet us

In Gerald's chest it took ahold

And in the Garden weeds grew hold.


They covered every inch of space

Encroached when flowers had thrived

But never fear, for help was near

The family did arrive.


They came with hoes and rakes and gloves

Enthusiasm, food and love.


They pulled and pried and pruned and "preened"

And in no time, or so it seemed

They had the weeds in full retreat

Gerald's Garden was clean and neat.


We do not know what lies ahead

Nor what fate awaits us.

But one thing's clear,  with family near 

We'll have the courage to face it.


Yes, Gerald has a Garden

Lovely to behold 

We'll continue to smell the roses

And watch the blooms unfold.  


      Lorena Landon



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