GR A NBURY— Ser v ices for Thomas Carlton Land, 90, of Granbury were held Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury with Barry Wiseman, minister of Glenview Church of Christ in Glen Rose, officiating. Burial followed at Nubbin Ridge Cemetery in Hood County.
Mr. Land died Thursday, June 23, in Granbury.
He was born Dec. 22, 1920, at Loraine in Mitchell County to Tom J. and Imon Davis (Lane) Land.
He married Bonnie Irene Hudgens Jan. 10, 1941, in Comanche County. To this union five children were born.
In 1969, he married Doris Hereford Keith, and welcomed her two children by a previous marriage.
Mr. Land was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving on the subtender USS Nerius and a smaller ship, the minesweeper USS Caravan.
He was also a 67-year member of the Masonic Lodge of Bangs, where he became a Shriner.
A nearly life-time member of the Church of Christ, he was a current member of Glenview Church of Christ.
A devout Bible reader, Mr. Land read it every day and read it completely through over 25 times.
He worked as a lumberyard manager and bookkeeper until he retired in 1986. He had worked at lumber businesses in Brownwood, Winters, Littlefield and Lubbock before moving back to Brownwood in 1958. Mr. Land was general manager for Bowie Lumber Co. until he retired.
Upon retirement, he and Doris moved to Granbury to live near his son, Albert. There he enjoyed the country life, taking care of Spanish and Boer goats, feeding catfish in their tank, and fishing.
Mr. Land was an avid Brownwood Lions and Dallas Cowboys fan.
An avid story-teller, Mr. Land never met a stranger, making many friends during his lifetime.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Werdna Land Page; both of his wives; a grandchild and two great-grandchildren.
Survivors are his daughters Linda Land Whorton and husband Warren of Rockdale, Suellen Land Mahanay and husband Charles of Burleson, Bonnie Ann Land New man and husband Mike of Brownwood; his sons, Thomas Carlton Land II and wife Cindy of Comanche, Albert Sidney Land and wife Deborah of Granbury; 17 grandchildren, including Shannon Whor ton and Shellie Whorton Sorenson of Rockdale, Derric Whorton and wife June of Hempstead, Justin Whorton and wife Evlin of Euless; 23 great-grandchildren, including Jessie and Travis John Sorenson of Rockdale, Haley and Santiago Whorton of Euless; seven great-great-grandchildren; a nephew, Tim Page and wife Donna and their sons, Lane and Joe, of Benton, Louisiana.
Memorials may be made to Glenview Church of Christ, PO Box 595, Glen Rose, TX 76043; Shriners Hospital for Children, 6977 Main St., Houston, T X 77030-3701; or the charity of one’s choice.