Charles Howard Landers

December 6, 1928December 8, 2012

Charles Howard Landers, 84, of Cary, died Saturday, December 8, 2012 at WakeMed Cary Hospital.

Charles was born December 6, 1928 in Drayton, SC to the late Tracy Landers and Jessie Hughes Landers. He was a WWII veteran of the US Navy Air Corp. Charles attended the University of Central Florida. He was employed as an engineer with NASA for over 20 years and as a planner for the National Institute of Environmental Health Services in the Research Triangle Park for over 15 years. Charles was a member of the American Legion, Masonic Lodge and the First Baptist Church of Cary.

He was preceded in death by twin daughter, Tracy Hoyt.

Charles is survived by his wife of 10 years, Mary Davis Landers; sons, Chris Landers of Titusville, FL; and Todd Landers and his wife, Kim of Rockledge, FL; daughters, Trudy Veber and her husband, David of Hialeah, FL; Debbie Marbut and her husband, Mike of Coco Beach, FL; and Kelly Russell and her husband, TJ of Willow Spring; step-daughters, Julie Wright and her husband, Don of Apex; Veda Williams and her husband, Les of Cary; step-son, Tim Gardner of Clayton; 11 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; and 2 step-great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held 11 am Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at First Baptist Church of Cary, 218 S. Academy Street, Cary, NC 27511. The family will receive friends 10-11 am immediately prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow at 1 pm Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Greenlawn Cemetery in Spartanburg, SC.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Cary, Lottie Moon Missions.

Condolences may be sent to


  • Visitation Tuesday, December 11, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 11, 2012
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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December 13, 2012

All my love & prayers!

Sharon (Edwards)Fortney

December 10, 2012

Uncle Charles looked just like Grandma Jessie. So sorry for your loss.

Elizabeth Wills

December 10, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Pam Reese

December 10, 2012

kelly your family is in my prayers.

Brenda Randall

December 10, 2012

In rememberance of a man that was special to many. One of God's own. May you be held in His Holy arms for eternity.

Brenda Randall

December 10, 2012

Dear Landers Family. The passing of your Father is a sad time for all of you. Im very sad that this grief comes upon you and I hope the knowledge of his eternal peace with God will give you comfort, at this time. I know the Family in Cocoa, Fl. know me well, and I cant help but remember the good times we had when we were young. I pray that God will bless you all and keep you strong.
Love and Peace,
Brenda Saline Randall
Love and Peace, Brenda Randall

December 10, 2012

Dear Family, It has been a long time since we saw each other but I am Larry's youngest daughter. I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Charles' passing. I know he and Grandma Jessie had a beautiful reunion in heaven though. I know he missed her and I know she was waiting at the gate on him. I'm sure Mama and Daddy were there too. I wish we could stay in touch better but life just gets in the way. I know Uncles Charles knew I loved him and I did, very much. I am here if you need me, please just call if you need anything. (864) 939-9050. I know there are no words to comfort you in this time so i'll just say lean on Jesus and he will carry you through the valley of grief as no one else can. I love you all and you are in my thoughts and prayers.
All my love,
Jessica Edwards Holman