John Gilbert "Gil" Landingham, 68, of Cottonton, Ala., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, Ala.
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Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. EST Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Cottonton Baptist Church in Cottonton, with Pastor Wesley Price officiating. A private interment will follow at a later date at Fort Mitchell National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the memorial service.
Mr. Landingham was born May 11, 1943, in De Funiak Springs, Fla., to the late John G. Landingham and Lucy Lee Motley Landingham. He was a retired general carpenter with 40 years of service and veteran of the United States Army. Mr. Landingham was a member of the VFW and a Christian by faith. He enjoyed fishing, shrimping, the outdoors, NASCAR and spending time with his family. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Gary Landingham.
He is survived by his high school sweetheart and devoted wife of 50 plus years, Evelyn Goodwin Landingham; sons, John Allen Landingham and wife, Sharon, and Jeffery Gilbert Landingham all of Cottonton; grandchildren, Brittney Mabe Agerton, Jacob Cree Landingham and Orion Hayes Landingham; two great-grandchildren; a very special nephew, Eddie Goodwin and wife, Darleene; and numerous other loving family members and many caring friends.
Published Online in Northwest Florida Daily News on Mar. 3, 2013