Bobby Gene Land Sr.
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Funeral services for Bobby Gene Land, Sr., 72, of Livingston, Texas, will be held Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, Texas with Pastor Wayne Watts officiating. Military honors will be provided by VFW Post #8568. Visitation will be held from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Friday, September 3, 2021 in the Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, Texas. Bobby will be laid to rest in the Houston National Cemetery at a later date.
Bobby Land Sr., a proud Army veteran that loved the Lord, passed away August 24, 2021. The son of Rev. John Robert and Bertha (Whitliff) Land, Bobby was born December 23, 1948 in Corpus Christi, Texas where he spent much of his life. In 1968, Bobby enlisted in the Army and served his country honorably as a Specialist in Da Nang, Vietnam until 1971. As part of his service he received multiple medals and badges for service and marksmanship. Later in life, he retired from Corpus Christi Army Depot (C.C.A.D.) He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Mary Boots and Carolyn Otto; and brother, Robert E. Land.
He is survived by his son, Bobby G. Land Jr. and wife, Sharon of Fort Bragg, North Carolina; daughters, Kimberly Land and husband, Christopher McAllister of Goodrich, Texas, and Christi Hicks and husband, Chase of Livingston, Texas; sister, Birdie Land of Fort Worth, Texas; brother, John T. Land of Cleveland, Texas; grandchildren, Jonathon Allen and wife, Lavender, Joshua Allen, Justyn Land, Jessika Land, Jakob Land, Texas Youngblood, Colten McAllister, Levi McAllister, Katy Hicks, Tuff Hicks, and Emily Hicks; and great-grandchildren, Merric Gearhart and Dexter Allen; and many other beloved family and friends.
Bobby never met a stranger and was a loving, generous friend to all. He was always happy to lend a hand to anyone in need. Bobby was a member of the Trinity Assembly of God Church in Woodville, Texas and he loved serving the Lord. He had a ready smile and loved to meet other veterans to talk about their service and thank them for it. Bobby was a proud father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who will be greatly missed by all.
Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please sign our online guestbook at www.cochranfh.com.