David Smith Landis, age 80, of Noblesville, formerly of Sheridan, passed away at his home on Sept. 6, 2019.

Born in Sheridan, Ind. on Dec. 20, 1938, he was the son of the late Sherman and Helen V. (Smith) Landis.

He was Valedictorian of his graduating class at Sheridan High School, as well as class president, Honor Society president and manager of the yearbook. Mr. Landis continued his studies at Butler University, earning his BA in economics with a minor in mathematics. Following his years at Butler, he enrolled in the Fellow in Life Management Institute, formerly LOMA, where he specialized in EDP and other DP related training. His meticulous nature and dedication, as well as his creative and innovative thinking style, made this the perfect field of study for him.

Shortly after his studies were complete, his draft number was called. He proudly served his country in the United States Army.

Following his years in the service, Mr. Landis went to work at Jefferson National Life. He later worked for Conseco and Pearson Education, before hiring on with Meijer at their Carmel location where he has worked for the past 10 years.

Mr. Landis was a member of the Sheridan Friends Church. One of the ways he practiced his faith was through the act of quietly helping others. He had a strong belief that good deeds and acts of charity should be done quietly. He gave humbly to many organizations throughout the years, including many veterans’ charities, considering it his patriotic duty as a former serviceman.

He loved his family very much. Having no children of his own, his nieces and nephews were his pride and joy. He loved following their sports activities and never missed an opportunity to brag of their accomplishments. He enjoyed going on family trips to historical sites and taking in as many local fairs and festivals as he could make it to. Mr. Landis' quiet demeanor and his gentle and loving spirit will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him.

Survivors include his sister, Phyllis L. Gary of Westfield; sister-in-law, Sharon Landis of Indianapolis; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Joseph Landis; sister, Mary Jane Wright; and two brothers-in-law, Don Gary and John Wright.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 at Kercheval Funeral Home, 306 E. 10th St. in Sheridan, with private visitation prior to the service. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Crown View Cemetery in Sheridan. Pastor George Cooper will be officiating.