Landon Clyde Maness

May 29, 1936 - April 22, 2015

05/29/1936 - 04/22/2015

Landon C. Maness 78 went to be with the Lord at 1pm on the 22nd day of April, 2015. He was born to Clyde and Hattie Maness of Rose Hill, VA, and is survived by: his wife of 58 years, Betty L. Maness formerly Eldridge of Ewing, VA; their two children, Ronnie Maness of Rutledge TN, and Rhonda Hartman of York County VA; multiple grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and innumerable family members, siblings, spouses, and friends that he loved as his own. Landon’s pride and joy was his family, and his circle of love was broad and extended to all; those that were blessed to know the warmth of his heart and hugs will miss him beyond measure. Calling hours will be on Monday 4/27, 5-7pm, with service to follow; located at Altmeyer Funeral Home 12893 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23608, 757874-4200. Landon dedicated his career to serving his Country in the Army, completed two tours during the Vietnam War, and retired from both the military and civil service; he will be laid to rest in the Arlington National Cemetery. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The American Heart Association or York Assembly of God.

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Brenda Henderson
8 years ago

Betty and family. I have such fond memories of my uncle. I am so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful man, father, husband, grandfather and veteran. I am so proud that he was my uncle. May God give all of you comfort and strength during these trying times.

Carl and Shelma Hart
8 years ago

Betty, Ronnie, Rhonda , grandchildren and all other family members…our hearts grieve with you. And yes his big hugs will be missed. I guess all that know him will remember him for his hugs. Our greatest comfort is knowing that he is in the presence of the Lord. Our God will give you the strength and peace you need as you need it. Love you much sweet friends

Shelma and Carl

Yorktown, VA

Bill and Toni Spencer
8 years ago

Betty, we are so sorry to hear of Landon’s passing. We really enjoyed our time with you all when we came down there, Landon’s hugs and great cooking we will never forget. I pray God gives you that peace that passes all understanding. We love you.

Kaye Davis
8 years ago

Betty,Ronnie and Rhonda…..I am so sorry for your loss but God had other plans that we will never understand….He is at peace and that will be a comfort to you….Love Kaye

Rev. Robert C. & Mrs. Shelby Long
8 years ago

Dearest Betty and family, so sorry for your loss. We love you all and we loved Landon too, he was always so kind and thoughtful. We do know that this is not goodbye, just see you later. And the way things are going now days it won’t be long. Love and prayers always, Charles and Shelby.

Dede Miller
8 years ago

During this time of great sorrow, caring thoughts are with you. So sorry for your loss. Hearts ache when they are overwhelmed by sadness and grief. May your loving memories of Landon bring a smile to your face and a calm to your heart, as you draw comfort from the “God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials and tribulation”,

while you throw all your anxiety on Him, because he cares for You”

2 Corinthians 1:3-4, 1 Peter 5:7

May the marvelous prospect that soon death will be no more, give you hope and bring you peace, for we are guaranteed, “He Jehovah God -Psalm 83:18 will actually swallow up death forever “… Isaiah 25:8 With deepest sympathy…if you would like more comforting info please visit

Matthew & Kelly Barnard
8 years ago

Hearts are heavy with sorrow at this time. What a great man that heaven just recieved. We are so sorry for the Maness family. We are thinking of everyone during this time of sorrow and always.

Blaine and Joni Pottle
8 years ago

How Blessed we feel to have known Landon Maness! The love of God just poured out of him. We are sure everyone in Heaven is talking about the new guy who gives the Big hugs!! What a comfort it is to know without any doubt that Landon is now rejoicing with the Lord. Our prayers are with all of your family.

sharon maness benson
8 years ago

I am so sad of Uncle Landon’s passing.He was a great man,husband,father,and grand father.My prayers are with the family.God Bless them all.

Sheila Keck
8 years ago

I’m sad for the loss of “uncle” Landon . I will always remember him always being the first one to greet me at the Eldridge reunions with a huge bright smile and open arms for his hug he got from us all . Thinking of his family and praying for comfort during this time . I love you all , from Sheila & family & Betty Dean

Rafael & Debbie Ramos
8 years ago

Landon was a great man. He was a kind and gentle giant, and loved his family unconditionally and with all his heart. We are blessed to have known him. He always greeted us with hugs. To the Maness family, we are so sorry for your loss and hope you find comfort in your memories of him.

8 years ago

Landon was there with a bright smile & warm hug when it seemed like my whole world ended. He was super important to me & I will greatly miss him. It was an extreme honor to know him & love him. My deepest condolences to all those who knew & loved him especially his family.

Culley Rogers
8 years ago

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. May the Lord lift up His divine countenance upon you and give you peace. Amen.

Lacie Johnson
8 years ago

My heart is broken for your family during this difficult time. Landon was the best grandfather ever. He was a father to all, a gentle heart ever so kind. He leaves among you a deep root. Sending prayers of comfort to hold you through this.

LaHonia Barton
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. All our love, LaHonia and Kinsey