Roger Lands

Roger Dale Lands

Sunday, May 4th, 1947 - Sunday, September 6th, 2020
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Roger D. Lands, age 73, of Cookeville, TN passed from this life surrounded by his loving family the afternoon of Sunday, September 6, 2020, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He was born May 4, 1947 in Kenvir, KY to the late Buford and Vida (Moses) Lands. He was a 1965 graduate of Monroe High School, Monroe, MI. Roger met the love of his life, Linda (Green) Lands, and the two were married on October 1, 1966 at the Franklin St. Church of God.

Roger was an ordained bishop in the Church of God, Cleveland, TN and the pastor of Glad Tidings Worship Center in Ypsilanti, MI for 28 years. He was the chaplain of Annapolis Hospital in Wayne, MI for 10 years. After retirement, he and Linda relocated to Cookeville, TN, where he was a member of the East Sparta Church of God, Sparta, TN. He loved serving others and was a true giver. He also loved spending time with family and friends. He will always be remembered for his great sense of humor.

Roger was an Air Force Veteran of Vietnam and served with the Red Horse Civil Engineering Squadron.

To continue his legacy, Roger leaves his loving wife Linda of 53 years; one son: Jason (Mandy) Lands; his brother Kelly Lands; and five grandchildren: Addison, Judah, Indie, Major, and Blu Lands.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by daughter Alana in 1981 and sister
Glenda Hotchkiss of Temperance, MI.

Family and friends may visit from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Friday, September 11, 2020 at Crest
Lawn Funeral Home. Roger will lie in-state 12:00pm on Saturday, September 12, 2020 in the
chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home, where a celebration of his life will begin at 1:00pm. Pastor
Charles Dotson of East Sparta Church of God will officiate. Burial will immediately follow at Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Roger wanted to ensure the educational security of his grandchildren. Please consider a contribution to Highland Rim Academy, 1621 N Washington Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501 with ATTN: Lands Family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, September 11th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, September 11th, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, September 12th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Saturday, September 12th, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Crest Lawn Funeral Home-Cremation Center
    800 West Jackson St
    Cookeville, TN 38501
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  • Interment

    Crest Lawn Cemetery
    800 W. Jackson Street
    Cookeville, TN 38501
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Terri Dolin

Posted at 11:36pm
We are so sorry to hear of Roger's passing. His laughter and smile will surely be missed. He was talented, funny, and good man.
May God grant you all peace, love, and understanding during this time.
Prayers and Love,
George and Terri Dolin

GMS Core Team

Posted at 09:53am
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Donna Gipfert

Posted at 06:07pm
So sorry to hear of your family's loss. We knew Roger in Ypsilanti and then met a few times after we both moved to Tn. He was a good person with a funny sense of humor. May he rest in peace and my sympathy to all of his family as they grieve his loss.
Donna Gipfert formerly of Gipfert's Marathon in Ypsilanti

Mark & Linda McDonald

Posted at 03:20pm
Dear Linda and family: We were so sorry to learn of Roger's passing. We worked with Roger several years at National Life/American Life in Monroe. He was always very friendly and upbeat. Prayerfully yours, Mark and Lnda McDonald

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