Chris Land

Sep 16th, 1979 - Jun 16th, 2020


Heartland Christian Church

Sat, Jun. 27th, 2020 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.


Heartland Christian Church

Sat, Jun. 27th, 2020 12 p.m.

Chris Land

Christopher Ryan Land, age 40, of Goreville, Illinois, passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 6:20 a.m. in his home.

Chris was born on September 16, 1979 in Herrin, the son of Rick and Debby (Snoddy) Land.  He married Miranda Lanham on May 26, 2007, at Heartland Christian Church in Marion and she survives.

Chris worked as a driver for UPS and was a member of the Teamsters Local 710 and a member of Heartland Christian Church in Marion.  Chris was very creative and was an excellent artist.  He excelled in painting, was a tattoo apprentice and enjoyed writing music.  He was a member of the band Local Syndicate.  Chris was an exceptional father and loved being with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Miranda Land of Goreville; four children, Tehya Payne, Kash Parsons-Land, Lexia Land and Lawson Land; his parents, Rick and Debby Land of Marion; one sister, Misty (Rob) Shock of Columbus, Ohio; his parents-in-law, James Lanham of Idaho, Connie Lanham of Goreville and Dawn Lanham of Idaho; grandparents, Jaye Van Zile of Marion, George and Eunice Land of Lick Creek and Everett Miller of Marion; sister-in-law, Christina (Bobby Hilliard) Lanham; brother-in-law, Daniel Lanham; nieces and nephews, Cameron Shock, Rayna Hilliard, Ryker Hilliard and Regan Hilliard; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and countless friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfathers, Kenneth Snoddy and Del Van Zile; great-grandparents, Jim and Ruth Blackburn; great-uncle, Tommy Blackburn; and a best friend, Dain Burnett.

A memorial service will be held at Heartland Christian Church in Marion on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. with Reverend Greg Gibbs officiating.  A time of visitation will be held at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.  Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, social distancing is advised and the wearing of masks is encouraged.

Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with the arrangements.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the Land Family Benefit for his children’s education fund, in care of Southern Trust Bank in Goreville.  Envelopes will be available and accepted at the church during the visitation, or at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, Marion, Illinois 62959.

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10 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Matt Mangn

    From: Goreville, Illinois

    Date: June 18, 2020

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

  • Guest: Megan

    From: Durango, Colorado

    Date: June 18, 2020

    When I think of Chris, so many things come to mind. I think of his art, his skating (or blading! I hope I say it right), and his music. I think of his fierce love and loyalty to those he cared about most, especially his family. I smile when I think of his sense of humor. I think of so many ways that mind of his worked and how smart he was. Mostly, I think of how clearly and fully he loved his wife and children. Every single one of them. I will miss and remember Chris with love, forever.

  • Guest: Christy Law

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: June 18, 2020

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers. 🙏

  • Guest: Dianna

    From: Goreville , Illinois

    Date: June 18, 2020

    Chris you were a member of our family in so many ways. All the family gatherings, holidays, bbq’s and birthdays. You always were smiling and will be missed. Our hearts are with your family and friends.

  • Guest: Michael and Patty Davison

    From: Tamaroa, Illinois

    Date: June 19, 2020

    Sending our deepest sympathies and condolences on the passing of Chris. May God comfort you during this time.

  • Guest: Mary Schablowsky

    From: Mulkeytown, Illinois

    Date: June 19, 2020

    Hi Debby. When I heard what happened, I couldn’t believe it. I am also 40 and I feel like I can’t understand why this would happen to someone so young with such a big and loving family. I guess God has different plans than we do sometimes. I am so sorry for all that you and your whole family had lost. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  • Guest: Mike & Bonnie Darter

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: June 22, 2020

    Rick & Debby, So sorry for the loss of your Son.
    Our thought and Prayers are with you at the difficult time. God Bless the family!

  • Guest: Laurica Yoakum

    From: Carterville, Illinois

    Date: June 27, 2020

    Praying for you Debby, Rick, and his wife and children. I know that no words can help with your loss, but praying that you find strength and peace in his memories. God bless you all.

  • Guest: Justin Harbison

    From: Marion , Illinois

    Date: June 27, 2020

    Sorry I can’t be there it’s justin when I heard about chris I was shocked he was a good person to me and you have my condolences

  • Guest: Lanna

    From: Frederick , Maryland

    Date: July 7, 2020

    So very sorry for your loss. May you rest in peace, Chris.