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1979 Chris 2020

Chris Land

September 16, 1979 — June 16, 2020

Christopher Ryan Land, age 40, of Goreville, Illinois, passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 6:20 a.m. in his home.

Chris was born on September 16, 1979 in Herrin, the son of Rick and Debby (Snoddy) Land.  He married Miranda Lanham on May 26, 2007, at Heartland Christian Church in Marion and she survives.

Chris worked as a driver for UPS and was a member of the Teamsters Local 710 and a member of Heartland Christian Church in Marion.  Chris was very creative and was an excellent artist.  He excelled in painting, was a tattoo apprentice and enjoyed writing music.  He was a member of the band Local Syndicate.  Chris was an exceptional father and loved being with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Miranda Land of Goreville; four children, Tehya Payne, Kash Parsons-Land, Lexia Land and Lawson Land; his parents, Rick and Debby Land of Marion; one sister, Misty (Rob) Shock of Columbus, Ohio; his parents-in-law, James Lanham of Idaho, Connie Lanham of Goreville and Dawn Lanham of Idaho; grandparents, Jaye Van Zile of Marion, George and Eunice Land of Lick Creek and Everett Miller of Marion; sister-in-law, Christina (Bobby Hilliard) Lanham; brother-in-law, Daniel Lanham; nieces and nephews, Cameron Shock, Rayna Hilliard, Ryker Hilliard and Regan Hilliard; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and countless friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfathers, Kenneth Snoddy and Del Van Zile; great-grandparents, Jim and Ruth Blackburn; great-uncle, Tommy Blackburn; and a best friend, Dain Burnett.

A memorial service will be held at Heartland Christian Church in Marion on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. with Reverend Greg Gibbs officiating.  A time of visitation will be held at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.  Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, social distancing is advised and the wearing of masks is encouraged.

Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with the arrangements.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the Land Family Benefit for his children’s education fund, in care of Southern Trust Bank in Goreville.  Envelopes will be available and accepted at the church during the visitation, or at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, Marion, Illinois 62959.

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Saturday, June 27, 2020

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Heartland Christian Church

900 E Boyton St, Marion, IL 62959

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