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John C. Land

October 2, 1959 — September 17, 2022

John Carl Land, 62 of Tipton, died at home on Saturday, September 17, 2022. John was born in Ft. Campbell, Kentucky on October 2, 1959 to Arno C. & Chieko M. (Mori) Land.

John was a graduate of Tri-Central High School, Class of 1977 where he played football (Jersey #81) and wrestled. John attended Ball State and Purdue University majoring in Japanese Language. This made him one of the favorites at Subaru in Lafayette. While at Subaru, he won two years in a row Employee of the Year with No Absences, winning a new car each of those two years. Subaru/Izuzu then had to change their policy that you could only win one car.

John began his career as carpenter with his dad and Uncle who owned Clyde A. Smith Construction in Tipton, later Ashley Construction. Through this experience, John became a gifted journeyman carpenter. He and Dad built his beautiful home themselves taking great care of the handmade woodwork details inside as well as outside. He went on several mission trips sharing his carpentry talents in the Appalachian Mountains several times as well as Lake Charles, Louisiana in 2007 after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. He helped rebuild homes for those who were still struggling with the aftermath of Katrina.

John also had the deepest respect and honor for all those who served in the military. He especially admired and revered his dad.

John laughed a lot. He made other people laugh even more. He was very charismatic and never met a stranger. He was very generous. John also found solace being outdoors and he loved tending to his garden.

John is survived by his two sisters, Patricia A. Cohee and husband Carroll L., Kempton, and Lois L. Bell and husband Terry L. of Russiaville; two nephews, Derrick L. Cohee and Philip L. Achenbach, a great-niece, Macey Cohee and two great nephews, Anderson Cohee and Jedikiah Cohee and a special side-kick kid named Sylus. John was preceded in death by a nephew, Cason M. Cohee and his parents, CSM Arno C. and Chieko Mori Land.

A memorial service celebrating John’s life will be on Saturday, October 15 at ConneXion Church, 700 East Southway Boulevard, Kokomo, with Pastor Scott Pattison presiding. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He will be buried in Russiaville Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Kokomo Rescue Mission or General James M. Hutchens Military Chaplain Scholarship Fund, Beeson Divinity School, ATTN: Gary Fenton, 800 Lakeshore Drive. Birmingham, Alabama, 35229.

Our dad served with General James Hutchens in Vietnam. We would be honored if you donated towards this amazing organization too.

Young-Nichols Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the Land family in their time of need.

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