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H. Landon HenryJune 12, 1936 ~ September 28, 2017 (age 81)
Land that drinks in the rain often falling on it and produces a crop useful for those who it is farmed receives the blessing of God. Hebrews 6:7
H. Landon (Landy) Henry of Bedford, peacefully passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017, at PennKnoll.
Landon was born in New Enterprise on June 12, 1936. He was the son of the late Andrew F. and Arvilla (Snyder) Henry. On April 13, 1959 in Winchester, VA he married Peggy J. Carper of Woodbury. After nearly 57 years of marriage she preceded him in death with her passing on February 14, 2016. Along with both his siblings, sister, Doris JoAnn Swindell and brother, Snyder (Jack) Henry who both passed just one week apart of each other in February 2013.
Those who survive Landon are his three sons Duane Henry, (Celeste Davis), Kelly Henry, (Beth Dunn) Mark Henry, (BethAnn Tichnell) all of Bedford and daughter, Wanda Detwiler, (Ron) of Tennessee. Five natural grandchildren, Jessica (Andy) Hirsh, of Michigan, Jennifer (Zack) DeWall and Michael Detwiler both of Tennessee, Levi Henry-Wakeman and Johnathon Henry both of Bedford, two adopted grandchildren Shanzie Henry & Saradawn College, four great grandchildren Hank and Hattie DeWall and Walter & Evelyn Hirsh, along with many nieces and nephews.
In his younger days Landon was an outstanding athlete, holding several county records in football. In 1954 he was the leading scorer with 21 touchdowns for a total of 126 points in one season. In 2007, he in his undefeated teammates of 1954's class of Replogle High School were inducted into the Bedford County sports Hall of Fame.
Upon graduation, Landon served two years in the Army during peacetime in Germany. When he returned to the states he met and married Peggy. Landon's passion was farming and he would spend the rest of his life doing what he loved to do. He started out working as a hired hand for farmer in Salemville before purchasing a farm in Bedford Co. that would eventually become known as PegLand Farms. Together, Landon & Peggy worked side-by-side, putting their blood, sweat and tears into that farm until Peggy's passing. After her death Landon would tell you that he was completely lost without her. With so many memories surrounding him at the farm they built together and with his continued decline in health he sold the family farm last year. He moved to another farm just down the road and today his son's continue to carry on the farming tradition along with driving truck.
Landon was a member of the Chestnut Ridge Independent Fellowship Church. Friends will be received for viewing at The Chestnut Ridge Independent Fellowship Church on Monday, October 2, from 5:00-8:00 PM and one hour prior to the funeral on Tuesday beginning at 10:00 AM, funeral, committal & meal directly following, Pastor Dan Oldham officiating. The church is located at 1486 Quaker Valley Road, New Paris. Interment will be at Koontz Church of the Brethren, New Enterprise cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please make a memorial donation to The Chestnut Ridge Independent Fellowship Church P.O. Box 15 Fishertown, PA 15539
All arrangements provided by Geisel Funeral Home in Bedford.