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December 05, 1916 August 18, 2019
December 05, 1916 -- August 18, 2019

Leslie Harold Land

Leslie Harold Land, age 102 12-05-1916 to 8-18-2019 He grew up in Texas and spent most of his life in Dallas. People knew him as "Harold", "Les," "Chief," "Uncle Bud" and "Daddy". He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Marybelle. They were married in 1946. He is survived by two daughters, Janis Osborne and Leslie K. Land. He is also survived by nephews Jonathan and Joel Walker, Jerry Land, Mark Fields and niece Darenda Anastatzi. His long life and his stories are his memorial, and instead of a service, the family requests that anyone who wishes, to please make a donation in his honor to a favorite charity. He felt the responsibility of being the "man of the house" at an early age due to the death of his young father. Mr. Land quit school to go to work and support his widowed mother and several brothers and sisters. In 1947 he married Marybelle Sullivan, his boss' daughter. Soon after he ventured into self employment. With little more than a brush and some paint, he built one of the largest commercial paint contracting companies in Dallas. The L.H Land Paint Contracting Co. still carries his name today. He was truly a self-made man. He loved fishing and hunting and telling stories. His dry sense of humor and wit kept you wondering if he was serious or pulling your leg once again. He gave his caregivers and nurses in his senior years many challenges as well as much laughter. He could be tender and loving or hard as nails. He was a logical thinker, and he did not believe religion made a lot of sense sometimes. He struggled with his own spirituality for a number of years. Then on March 8, 2018, he prayed the sinner's prayer with two dear friends and totally gave his life to the Lord Jesus Christ. We are assured he has a seat in Heaven. Prayers have been answered. The angels say "Amen." Luke 15:10 Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth. Rest in peace, Daddy.