Jack Roland Land
Funeral services for Jack Roland Land were held Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. from McClain-Hays Chapel with Rev. Dennis Duvall officiating. Burial followed in Coldwater Cemetery. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Land, 95, of Philadelphia, died on Sunday, January 2, 2022, at Mississippi State Veterans Home in Kosciusko, MS.
He was a native of Philadelphia and longtime resident of Neshoba County. He retired from U. S. Motors, Philadelphia. He formerly worked for Indianola Motor Company, Leland Motor Company, and Philadelphia Motor Company, all Ford dealerships. Mr. Land served in the U. S. Navy during WWII. He served in Japan after the atomic bomb drop. For a time, while stationed in Hawaii, had the daily responsibility of raising the flag over the sunken U. S. S. Arizona in Pearl Harbor. He was a member of the American Legion and a member of the Philadelphia Masonic Lodge. Mr. Land was a member of the Southside Methodist Church.
Survivors include sons, Mike (Sheila) Land and Brad (Connie) Land, all of Philadelphia; four grandchildren, Chris Land, Nicole Land Kilpatrick, Jason Jack Land, and Breana Land; four great-grandchildren, Chloe Land, Dillan Land, Elijah and Isaiah Kilpatrick.
Preceding Mr. Land in death were wife, Hazel J. Kennedy Land, and grandchild, Christie Brook Land.
Pallbearers were Keith McCrory, Ike Latimer, Tony Stone, Billy Land, Chris Kilpatrick, and Chris Land. Honorary pallbearers were Jason Jack Land, Dillan Land, Elijah Kilpatrick, and Isaiah Kilpatrick.