Richard Landis

Richard Dale Landis, 79, of Buckhannon, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.

He was born April 7, 1934, in Upshur County, a son of the late William Forrest and Loverna Pearl Armstrong Landis.

On March 19, 1955, he married Loretta J. Sommerville, who survives.

Also surviving are four sons, twin son, Richard W. Landis and wife, Diane, of Buckhannon and twin son, William R. Landis and wife, Mary, of French Creek, David Dale Landis and wife, Michelle, and Anthony Ray Landis and wife, Mandy, all of Buckhannon; three daughters, Lora A. Long and husband, Jack, and Loverna Marie Gillum and husband, Max, all of French Creek, and Lenora L. Landis and husband, John Butcher, of Weston; nine grandsons, Richard Long of Elkins, Michael Landis of Weston, Issiac and Issiah Landis, James Cosner and James Burr, all of Buckhannon, William J. Landis and Zachary Gillum, both of French Creek, and Josh Butcher of Weston; 11 granddaughters, Lori Beth Smith and Jessica Gillum, both of French Creek, Dezaray Butcher of Weston and Brooklyn, Stormy, Trinity, Kaytlynn, Cyndi, Hannah Landis and Zarra Burr, all of Buckhannon and Roxie Butcher of Weston; several great-grandchildren; and one brother, James Hayward Landis of Buckhannon.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Forrest, John and Robert Landis; and one sister, Dorothy Phillips.

Mr. Landis was a truck driver, a member of Teamsters Union and a Methodist by faith.

Friends will be received from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 12, Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home with a funeral service following at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ralph Miller and the Rev. Mike Wamsley officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Union Church Cemetery at Tallmansville.

Online condolences may be made to the family at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.