OBITUARY

Eddie Land

September 29, 1942June 13, 2018
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Eddie Land passed away to Heaven at 2:40 AM on Wednesday, June 13 at Wesley Long Hospital, with his family by his side. With God beside him, he will forever be at peace and pain free.

Eddie was born on September 29, 1942 in Greensboro, N. C. He attended Bessemer High School through his senior year and graduated in 1964 from UNC, Chapel Hill, with a degree in Business Administration. He and Nancy Kinney Land, his high school sweetheart, were married June 30, 1961. Growing up he was a member of Bessemer Methodist Church. Later in his life he joined St. Pius X Catholic Church. Eddie once said "Joining the Catholic Church was the best thing I have ever done".

Eddie worked for Jefferson Standard Life Ins. Co. from 1964 to 1969 after which he worked for C.E. Land, Inc. until 1974. He started Eddie Land Masonry Contr., Inc. in 1974 which he owned and operated until his death, and since 2006 he secured and ran masonry projects under Eddie Land, Inc. until he retired.

He truly loved working in the masonry industry. During his 50 years in the masonry field he successfully completed numerous projects throughout the Triad and Southern Virginia. Eddie was a humble, low-keyed man who loved the challenge of a complex masonry project. To him, the more complicated the better. He was deeply saddened that he had to retire April, 2018 due to health issues.

Eddie was a true outdoorsman. He loved golf, fishing, hunting or just taking a walk through the woods. On his Gibsonville farms he raised soybeans, wheat, corn, hay and cotton and was so proud of his award-winning Polled Hereford cattle. During the winter months, he loved to spend Saturdays traveling to auctions with his friends.

He is predeceased by his mother, Hazel Wilson Land, whom he adored, and father, Cleo Land. Eddie was the oldest of five children. Siblings are Jeanne, Terri, Jane and Alan.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 57 years, Nancy; daughter, Michelle Savage, Scott Savage, granddaughters and the joy of his life, Sarah and Mollie Savage; Mother-in-Law, Frances Oakes; brother-in —law, Victor Kinney and wife, Martha; sister-in-law, Marie Oakes; nieces, Kelly Martin, Andrea Cranford and husband, Daniel; great nephew and nieces, Skyler, Kierstin and Chloe ( his fishing buddy); closest friend, Buddy Smith and numerous other friends and relatives.

Visitation will be at St. Pius X Catholic Church on Monday, June 18 at 2210 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC from 10:00 to 10:45 A.M. followed by an 11:00 am Mass of Christian Burial and then lunch. A special thanks to nurses, Vickie and Ella and all the doctors and nurses at Wake Forest Univ Baptist Hospital and Wesley Long for their attentive and loving care.

Any contributions are requested to be made to the Melanoma Research Foundation, P. 0. Box 759329, Baltimore, Md. 21275-9329 or online at Melanoma.org.

Online condolences can be made at www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Nancy Kinney Land, Wife
  • Michelle Savage, Daughter
  • Sarah Savage, Granddaughter
  • Mollie Savage, Granddaughter
  • Frances Oakes, Mother-in-law
  • Victor Kinney, Brother-in-law
  • Martha Kinney, Sister-in-law
  • Marie Oakes, Sister-in-law
  • Kelly Martin, Niece
  • Andrea Cranford, Niece
  • Great nephew and nieces, Skyler, Kierstin, and Chloe (his fishing buddy) and his closest friend, Buddy Smith and other extended family and friends.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, June 18, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, June 18, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Barbara Townsend Mitchell

June 18, 2018

Nancy and Michelle,

I was so sorry to hear about Eddie's passing. Even though we haven't seen each other a lot in the past years he was a favored cousin. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

I remember when you and Eddie came to pick up Michelle when my Mom kept her. I always loved going down to Cleo's and Aunt Lala's when I was a child and also seeing Eddie and the other kids.

You are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care. Love, Barbara

Alvis Greeson

June 18, 2018

Nancy, I respected Eddie as one of the giants in the masonry business. I was in amazement of what he accomplished!! You and family are in our prayers Alvis and Vicki Greeson

Shirlie Greene-Anderson

June 17, 2018

My sincerest condolences to Nancy and the family. I’m glad that I got to see you and Eddie at Garfield’s farm in Virginia a couple years back. My parents loved having you and Eddie as neighbors. ❤️

John Fowlkes

June 17, 2018

Nancy , I always felt that Eddie was one of the fairest people that I ever did business with throughout the years. We did many successful projects together thru my years at Rentenbach. Eddie was not just a subcontractor but a true friend that would help you out in any way that he could. We could always talk about family, his farms, and of course the Tarheels. A lot of great memories from a man that I always had great respect for over our years of calling Eddie Land my friend.

Charlie Townsend

June 16, 2018

Nancy;

I am so sorry for the loss of a wonderful friend and family member. I always looked up to Eddie growing up and remember him working with me when I was learning how to play baseball. I also remember you and him coming by our house to pickup Michelle when my Mom was keeping her while you both worked.
Neither of us were regular attendees, but it was always good to see him at the Lowdermilk reunions .
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We will miss Eddie, but we will take comfort in knowing that he is now with the Lord .

Sincerely;
Charlie Townsesnd

ken barfield

June 16, 2018

Eddie was at first just customer of ours, but through the years he became our friend. We enjoyed his company and was glad to see him when he came by with a project. We will miss him and wish the family the peace of God and healing of the heart.
Ken And Wendy Barfield

Page Lowdermilk Griffin

June 16, 2018

Nancy, I’m sorry to hear of Eddie’s passing. May the peace of Christ be with you during this time of loss. Praying for your family and you!
Page Lowdermilk Griffin

Joe Miller

June 15, 2018

Nancy and family, We have the best of memories of Eddie at our farm ( Greenhill farm) in southwestern Virginia. He still holds the record for getting the biggest Buck Deer. Please know your family will be in our prayers. Sincerely, Joe and Dodie Miller

GAYLE PHILLIPS

June 15, 2018

I'm so sorry to hear of Eddie's passing. I always really enjoyed seeing Eddie and working with him. I will pray for you and your family.
Gayle

Robert & Sandra Matteson

June 15, 2018

Worked with Eddie for many years, our condolences to the entire family.

Biography

Eddie Land passed away to Heaven at 2:40 AM on Wednesday, June 13 at Wesley Long Hospital, with his family by his side. With God beside him, he will forever be at peace and pain free.

Eddie was born on September 29, 1942 in Greensboro, N. C. He attended Bessemer High School through his senior year and graduated in 1964 from UNC, Chapel Hill, with a degree in Business Administration. He and Nancy Kinney Land, his high school sweetheart, were married June 30, 1961. Growing up he was a member of Bessemer Methodist Church. Later in his life he joined St. Pius X Catholic Church. Eddie once said "Joining the Catholic Church was the best thing I have ever done".

Eddie worked for Jefferson Standard Life Ins. Co. from 1964 to 1969 after which he worked for C.E. Land, Inc. until 1974. He started Eddie Land Masonry Contr., Inc. in 1974 which he owned and operated until his death, and since 2006 he secured and ran masonry projects under Eddie Land, Inc. until he retired.

He truly loved working in the masonry industry. During his 50 years in the masonry field he successfully completed numerous projects throughout the Triad and Southern Virginia. Eddie was a humble, low-keyed man who loved the challenge of a complex masonry project. To him, the more complicated the better. He was deeply saddened that he had to retire April, 2018 due to health issues.

Eddie was a true outdoorsman. He loved golf, fishing, hunting or just taking a walk through the woods. On his Gibsonville farms he raised soybeans, wheat, corn, hay and cotton and was so proud of his award-winning Polled Hereford cattle. During the winter months, he loved to spend Saturdays traveling to auctions with his friends.

He is predeceased by his mother, Hazel Wilson Land, whom he adored, and father, Cleo Land. Eddie was the oldest of five children. Siblings are Jeanne, Terri, Jane and Alan.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 57 years, Nancy; daughter, Michelle Savage, Scott Savage, granddaughters and the joy of his life, Sarah and Mollie Savage; Mother-in-Law, Frances Oakes; brother-in —law, Victor Kinney and wife, Martha; sister-in-law, Marie Oakes; nieces, Kelly Martin, Andrea Cranford and husband, Daniel; great nephew and nieces, Skyler, Kierstin and Chloe ( his fishing buddy); closest friend, Buddy Smith and numerous other friends and relatives.

Visitation will be at St. Pius X Catholic Church on Monday, June 18 at 2210 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC from 10:00 to 10:45 A.M. followed by an 11:00 am Mass of Christian Burial and then lunch.
A special thanks to nurses, Vickie and Ella and all the doctors and nurses at Wake Forest Univ Baptist Hospital and Wesley Long for their attentive and loving care.

Any contributions are requested to be made to the Melanoma Research Foundation, P. 0. Box 759329, Baltimore, Md. 21275-9329 or online at Melanoma.org.

Online condolences can be made at www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com.