John William Landis

John William LandisSR JOHN

1978 – 2017

John William Landis, born March 8, 1978, unexpectedly passed from this life on November 2, 2017, after succumbing to a brief devastating illness at the young age of 39. John had a generous, kind, jovial, deep spirit and intense love for the Lord. He frequently expressed his emotions through eloquent, thought-provoking poems, stories and quotes from his reading. He had a way of deflecting social awkwardness by throwing in a humorous youthful joke, followed by a deep belly laugh. So funny, he was so funny. John drove bus 95 for Edmond Public Schools, skilled and cautious; he had finally found his perfect job. He absolutely adored the interactions with his kids and looked to going to work every day. He felt needed and was meticulously responsible for their little lives. He was a beloved son, sibling and a treasured and loyal friend to many. He is survived by his father and mother, Don and Kay Landis, his brother, Robert and his sister, Kadriye. He is also survived by 4 beautiful nieces, Melaney and Courtney Landis, Samantha Arnold, Kayla Coffman. In lieu of food or flowers, the family requests donations to Westview Boys Home at or donations in John’s honor to the Food for Kids backpack program at A celebration of life will be held on November 19th, 2017, at 2:00pm at Small Wonders inc, 733 Village Parkway, Edmond, OK 73003.

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  1. Patty Ferguson

    I am so sorry for your loss. My fondest memory is when he prayed for me when I was sick. I told him that he was a ‘keeper’. I wish I could have gotten to know him better. He had a eclectic sense of humor and knowledge of so many odd things that he loved to share! He had his struggles like all of us, yet I know we will see him again with that goofy smile on his face. He would want us to know too, since we do not know the day or hour…call on the name of the LORD Jesus Christ and be saved! Patty

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