PIQUA - Luther J. Landis, 88, of Piqua, formerly of Covington, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. He was born Sept. 15, 1925, in Pleasant Hill, to the late Luther L and Edith M. (Shellabarger) Landis.
He was a graduate of Covington High School, a U.S. Air Force Veteran and a retired auto mechanic teacher at the Upper Valley JVS, Piqua. Luther was involved with many groups, including the Covington Eagles Aerie 3998, where he was a past trustee, the Piqua Eagles Aerie 614, where he was a 50-year member, a life member of the American Legion AB Cole Post 80, Covington, a life member of the AMVETS Post 66, Covington, a former member of the VFW Post 4235, Covington, a member of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, Dayton, a life member of the F&AM Franklin Lodge 14, Troy, a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Covington, and a past volunteer fireman, Covington.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and first wife, Mary Ellen Landis.
Luther is survived by his wife, Kathy Landis; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Dave Nold of Colorado and Sharon and Tom Weer of Florida; three grandchildren, Heather and her husband, John Boehringer of Covington, Nick Wintrow of Georgia and Allison Nold of Colorado; step daughters, Nichol Lahmon of Sidney and Kim Williamson of Piqua; step son, Randy and his fiancée, Amy Kooser of Piqua; nine step grandchildren; numerous step great-grandchildren; and many special friends.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Covington Eagles, east entrance. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Covington Special Fire Department. Condolences may be left for the family at www.stockerfraley.com.
Published in Piqua Daily Call on Sept. 23, 2013