Charles Clarence Landress
June 21, 1958 – April 26, 2021
Charles C. Landress,
6/21/1958 – 4/26/2021
It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of our beloved brother, uncle, step father and friend, Charles C. Landress.
Chuck, as he was known by family and friends, came into the world just under two-pounds. A sickly preemie with the odds seemingly stacked against him.
“Chuck fit, in the palm of my hand.” Dad would say.
The little guy was a medical miracle of survival for mid-twentieth medicine.
A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Chuck overcame his slight stature by learning Judo as a child. He would often win colorful ribbons during many Saturday morning tournaments.
During the 70s, I was envious of his Shaun Cassidy, flowing hair, his movie-star smile and his 1968 Chevy Camaro.
As an older brother, he was as cool as they came.
Our family shares a love of the sea, and Chuck's favorite hobby was bending a rod in the warm waters off the coast of Jacksonville during the summer months.
I recall a trip when calm seas suddenly swelled to three feet. Just the two of us in his 24' Cape Horn bobbing in bumpy seas while reeling in our lines. Ten miles out on the Atlantic, we made the wise decision to make a dash for Mayport, but spun the prop.
“I have another prop, I never venture offshore without an extra.” He boasted in his best Elvis Presley. He possessed a wonderful singing voice and would often imitate the King.
Without hesitation he leapt into the turbulent sea. Precariously clutching the motor with one hand, he pulled the cotter pin and removed the prop with the other.
“Take the pin, Michael and don't drop it. Then hand me the other prop.”
“Here you go, brother. Don't drop it.” I said with a sheepish grin.
I remember feeling immense pride watching as my badass brother replaced the propeller in those troubled waters. If I would have been alone, the Coast Guard would have located me and the boat days later drifting and starving near the Flemish Cap.
Chuck began a successful career in banking as an IT Specialist with Barnett Bank in Jacksonville. He survived the merger when Barnett ultimately became Bank of America, where he would spend 36 years of his professional life.
He was also a fine chef, often smoking ribs, chicken and fish poolside on the weekends. Always welcoming family, friends and neighbors. He absolutely enjoyed chicken and rice, and he could whip up a hardy pot of gumbo and many more Southern-style dishes.
Chuck was fond of dogs, but loved his cats, Bella and Pretty Kitty.
Perhaps what we – collectively as a family – will remember most, is his huge heart and his willingness to give to family and friends.
He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Fair winds and calm seas, my dear brother.
We love you!
Chuck is survived by twin sisters Debra Faust and husband, Bill. Linda Aikman and husband, Gary. Brothers, Mark and I.
Nephews, Michael Miller, Jamie Aikman, Zachary Landress, Noah Landress and nieces, Jessica Cox and Katelyn Miller.
Aunt Charlene Murray and husband, Bill. And, cousins Carolyn Dunn and husband, Bill and Therese Dickinson and husband, Robb.
Step children, Brittany and Justin and their mother, Kerri Landress.
Preceded in death by John A. Landress, father, Janice V. Landress, mother and John P. Landress, brother.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Charles Clarence Landress
May 3, 2021
Chuck and I worked together for many years. We sat next to each other in the office. Every morning, we would spend time talking about what he made for dinner, our kids and about life in general. He always had an adventure to share. Chuck was kind, caring and generous. Chuck will be truly missed.
My condolences to his family.
April 30, 2021
Chuck and I worked on many projects together over about 15 years. Chuck would not allow an opportunity to pass without coming up with a solution, Chuck would always think outside the box. A real technician who would come up with answers when someone had an issue to resolve.
We became friends and had a few adventures on his boat. He was an excellent Captain and always prepared for the worse in case the need arose.
I will never forget the time we were on his boat getting poggies near shore for bait and I was supposed to keep the boat out of the wake. Chuck asked me to grab the net he was pulling in and forgot I was also doing something else. Next thing we knew the boat was at a 45-60 degree angle, bow out of the water. Chuck immediately grabbed the wheel and saved us from capsizing. He never lost his cool; just did what Chuck did... Save the Day!
Chuck would give you anything he could if you simply asked.
A Great Friend and co-worker.! Chuck will surely be missed.
Godspeed My Friend! Until we meet again!
Sincere condolences to his family.
April 30, 2021
I worked with Chuck for many years. He had a huge heart and he could make us laugh. His dedication to doing a job well done was amazing. Chuck will be deeply missed. He truly cared about everyone special his cats. His interests were so varied and no matter what he choose he did it well. Sending prayers to his family. We will always remeber all the fun times.
April 29, 2021
So sorry to hear about Chuck. He was a kind and generous man and I feel lucky to have worked with him for so many years. My condolences and prayers for the family.
April 29, 2021
I worked with Chuck for many years and we always had a lot of good times together. Chuck was the go to guy when we needed something pushed because he could talk his way around any obstacle put in his way.
Just a super nice guy, always quick with offer to help, had a deeper understanding of the technology than his demeanor let on.
And once at karaoke found out he was quite the singer and entertainer too. We all liked to hear the latest things he was up to on the weekends.
Sad to hear he is gone but he got a lot out of life while he was here.
My condolences to his family,