Donald Lee Landis

May 2, 1936August 16, 2013

Donald Lee Landis, 77, a resident of Harrisonburg, passed away on Friday morning, August 16, 2013.

He was born on May 2, 1936 in Harrisonburg and was the son of the late Michael C. and Mary Hammack Landis.

Don grew up in Dayton and graduated from Dayton High School. He worked as a carpenter and in maintenance for Neilson Construction, Sarco Corporation, Sunny Slope Farms Wampler Division and Bud-Dol Terrace Apartments. Prior to his retirement in 2006, he worked as a maintenance contractor for Packaging Corporation of America. He grew up as a member of the E. U. B. church.

Don was a life member of Hose Co. #4, Inc., Past President of the Northern Virginia Firefighter’s Association, Harrisonburg Elks Lodge #450 and the United Commercial Travelers (UTC).

He was married twice, his first wife, Lera Jo Wimer preceded him in death on December 31, 1956. On February 6, 1960 he married the former, Carolyn Tysinger who survives. He is also survived by three children, Mary Katherine “Kathy” Landis, Michael L. Landis and wife, Diane, and Thomas A. Landis and wife, P. J.; three grandchildren, Ayla, Kelsey and Kailey; one step-grandchild, Devin McDonaldson; and his caregivers, Charles and Brenda Shifflett. A memorial service will be held 4:00 PM, Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg with Pastor W. L. “Sonny” Henkel officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Friends may also call at any time at his late residence. Private burial will be held earlier in the day. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hose Company #4, 210 East Rock St., Harrisonburg, VA 22801. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, August 21, 2013
  • Visitaiton Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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Wayne Hussey

August 21, 2013

Hey guys I loved him to. When every we ran into each other We always picked on each other. I will miss him a lot. You know we both loved cars. We both loved cars and racing. I well miss him.

Mark Gibson

August 21, 2013

So sad to hear of Don's passing. We have all lost a good man, Don was one of the best. My deepest sympathy to your family.

Patty Kiracofe Wenn

August 20, 2013

So sorry to hear about the passing of Don. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time. God bless and take care of each other!

August 20, 2013

Mike and Family,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I know that you will always carry many happy memories of him. May you find comfort in God, friends, and each other. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Susan Shiflett Rumley and Family (Midlothian, VA)

August 20, 2013

Carolyn and family, on behalf of your friends at the Culpeper County VFD we want you to know we are saddened by your loss. Please know that our hearts are with you at this time. May God wrap his comforting arms around all of you at this difficult time and always. Keeping you in our prayers.

Steve, Kenny, Wayne, Jesse, CCVFD members

Sharon Brennan

August 20, 2013

Carolyn, we are so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May happy memories carry you through this difficult time. Love, Allen and Sharon

Jody Wingfield

August 20, 2013

Carolyn, thinking of you at this difficult time. You are in my prayers. May God grant you peace. Hugs.

Gloria Dooms

August 20, 2013

Carolyn, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family in this difficult time. May God bless you and your family, hold and comfort you in his arms. Gloria Dooms.

Wanda Willis

August 20, 2013

Carolyn, Mike, Thomas, Kathy, and family, please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.

August 19, 2013

Carolyn and Family, thinking of you and extending our deepest sympathy.
Allen & Jean Litten