Christopher Andrew Landis ("Drew") was born October 28, 1986 to Edward and Carol Jeanne Landis in Jakarta, Indonesia. Drew was the younger brother to Adrian and the older brother to Ted and Andrea. Growing up, Drew enjoyed reading, playing baseball and basketball and adventures with siblings and friends through the hills surrounding the Landis' home in Independence, Kentucky.
Drew was homeschooled by his mother through 10th grade. Drew graduated in 2004 from Calvary Christian School. He attended a Discipleship Training School through Youth With a Mission in Colorado, with a missions outreach in India. He worked with Samaritan's Purse in the tsunami relief in Sumatra in 2005. Drew attended Grove City College, and sold books door-to-door with Southwest Book Company in the summers. Drew graduated in 2009 with a degree in History. He attended one year of law school at Salmon Chase School of Law prior to joining the Army in 2011. He continued his sense of adventure through mountaineering in the lower 48 states.
Drew was killed on February 10, 2014 in Parwan, Afghanistan. Drew is survived by his parents, siblings, sister-in-law Sarah Jayne and nephews Judah and Eli. His visitation will be Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 2 to 4 p.m., with a one hour break for family, and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Grace Fellowship Church, 9379 Gunpowder Rd, Florence, KY 41042. A funeral service will begin at 7 p.m. at the church. His interment, at Independence Cemetery will be private at the convenience of the family. Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Home in Independence is assisting the family with services. Memorials may be made to May We Help, 7525 Wooster Pike Cincinnati, OH 45227, www.maywehelp.org. Online condolences may be expressed to www.chambersandgrubbs.com
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Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer from Feb. 20 to Feb. 22, 2014