Athens Review, Athens, Texas

October 7, 2013

Steve W. Land, Jr.

The Athens Review

Athens — Steve W. Land, Jr., 77, of Athens walked most graciously into the Arms of Jesus Monday morning from his resident in Athens.

Memorial services are scheduled for Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Athens, with the Rev. Becky Love and Dr. Faulk Landrum officiating under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, Athens.

Steve was born Jan. 3, 1936 to the late Steve Walter, Sr., and Ocie Frances Herrin Land.

Steve, known by many as “Sonny,” was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Athens for numerous years.  He was Salutatorian of his graduation class of Winona High School in 1954.  He also attended TJC, University of Texas, Austin, and he received his Bachelor of Science-Engineering degree from SMU. His hobby was his work and his livelihood for his family.

Steve had worked for Texas Instruments, Collins Radio in Dallas, Curtis Mathis, Harvey Industries, and Argon Medical in Athens.  He was a devoted fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks and the Texas Longhorns.

Preceding Steve in death are his parents.

He is survived by; his wife, Linda Land, Athens; son, Matt Land, Austin; daughter, Leah Land Barnett, McKinney; sister and brother-in-law, Anita and Connie Miles, Bullard, Jeanie Ludwig, Mabank; mother-in-law, Belle Perkins, Athens; numerous nephews and a host of wonderful friends.

If desired, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 911, Athens, TX  75751 or to the Trinity Valley Community College Foundation.

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