NEW BERN - James Benners Land, 86, died and went to be with his Lord, on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. Jimmy loved his family, his church family at Broad Street Christian Church, and model railroading. Although not related, many people were considered members of the Land family; Jimmy knew no stranger, and welcomed the opportunity to fellowship with all.
Jimmy is survived by his loving wife, Linnie R. Land; daughter, Ernestine Land of New Bern; son, Dr. Herbert K. Land III, and wife Elizabeth of Raleigh; his twin daughters, Liz Land of Morehead City and the Rev. Lydia Land of Grand Ridge, Fla. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Caroline Land, of Chapel Hill; Bradley Land of Greenville; and his adopted grandchildren, Matthew, Morgan, and Maggie.
Jimmy was very active in New Bern, he was a US Navy veteran of WWII, past Exalted Ruler of New Bern Elks Lodge No. 764, longtime Elder with Broad Street Christian Church, past president of New Bern Board of Realtors, a local realtor for over 56 years, president of New Bern High School Band Club, a Sea Scout Leader, and participated in the USS Core (CVE13) Reunions. In September 2011, he had the honor of joining his fellow veterans in the Honor Flight to Washington D.C., a memory he cherished.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, November 2, 2012, at Pollock-Best Chapel with the Rev. Laura Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m., prior to the service at the funeral home and other times at the family home.
Those wishing to offer words of hope and condolences may visit www.pollockbest.com.
Memorials, in Jimmy's honor, may be made to James B. Land Fund c/o Broad Street Christian Church, 802 Broad St., New Bern, NC 28560.
Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations is entrusted with the Land Family.