Troy Morgan Land April 18, 1930 – July 23, 2015

Troy Morgan Land 85, of Princeton, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday July 23, 2015 in Princeton, IN. Troy was born on April 18, 1930 in Koshkonong, MO to Curtis and Beatrice (Dawson) Land, both of which precede.
He attended grade school in Hayti, MO eventually moving to the Flint, MI and graduating from Flint Central High School. Troy then attended Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo receiving his Bachelors of Business Administration. He began his graduate work at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, FL and at the General Motors Institute of Flint MI, completing his graduate studies at the University of Evansville, Evansville, IN.
Troy served in the U.S. Army from September of 1948 until June 1952 where he was honorably discharged as a Technical Sergeant.
In October of 1969, Troy moved to Princeton, IN and on October 11, 1975, in Mt. Carmel, IL, he married his wife of 32 years, Virginia Reed who preceded August 2, 2007.
Troy was a plant accountant with Siemens (Potter & Brumfield) Manufacturing retiring to own and operate, with Virginia, the Ft. Branch H&R Block Tax service.
Troy loved and served the Princeton area in many capacities. He was a member of the Gibson County Area Chamber of Commerce and was a two time past president of the Eagles post #361. He was also a member of the American Legion post#25 and also the VFW post #1147 serving several years with their funeral detail. Troy also served as the past president of the Princeton Kiwanis club, was a member of the Princeton Salvation Army Advisory Board, a 25 year member of the Evansville SCORE(small business counselors) and was a board member of the Gibson County Community Foundation.
Troy also served on the board of the Princeton Council on Aging and the Southwest Indiana Council on Aging (SWIRCA) of Evansville.
He was a member of Princeton First General Baptist Church for many years. He also enjoyed the company of his breakfast buddies in the mornings.
Troy is survived by son, Kelley (Stephani) Land of Berryton, KS, daughters; Lisa Marie Land of Flint, MI and Leslie Ann (Steven) Raleigh of Davison MI. Other survivors include brother, Curtis D. Land of Bradenton, FL and grandchildren; Ross Edwards, Jessica Conti, Theresa Watkins, Christopher Land, Timothy Land, Rebecca Meseraull, Jack Hunt, Jason Kolb and Jacinda Margrave .
Special thanks to Jack Hunt who was especially helpful to Virginia and Troy in their later years.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Virginia and brother Jack.
Funeral arrangements will be at 9:00 A.M. on Wednesday July 29, 2015 at the First General Baptist Church, 2101 E. Broadway St., Princeton, IN 47670 with Pastor Brad Keenan officiating. Internment will take place in Maple Hill cemetery in Princeton with Retired Veterans Funeral Detail performing military honors.
Visitation will be on Tuesday July 28, 2015 from 4:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the First General Baptist Church.
The family suggests memorial be made to the Gibson County Community Foundation at P.O. Box 180, Princeton, IN 47670.
The family has entrusted Doyle Funeral Home with arrangements. For more information call 812-385-4334. Online condolences may be made at or the funeral home Facebook page.

5 thoughts on “Troy Morgan Land April 18, 1930 – July 23, 2015

  1. Steve Doyle

    I met Mr. Land a few years ago in an Evansville SCORE meeting. What an extraordinary person. Troy was one of the most likable and friendly people I have had the pleasure of meeting. His service to our community was also extraordinary. Rest in peace Troy. Your memory will live for many many

  2. Sue Ellen Parker

    I was surprised and saddened to learn of Troy’s death. I just saw him a couple of weeks ago at Dr. Brink’s and we had a good conversation. He was always so funny! I knew him through the VFW since my late husband, Don, was commander there four times. They served on the funeral detail together. I couldn remember when he and Virginia would eat supper out there. They were so happy together. I know you will miss him. God bless you all.

  3. Mary Ann Dawson Pryor

    To the family of my cousin, Troy Land, may I express my deepest condolescences. Troy’s mother was my beloved Aunt Bity Dawson. My father was Bity’s next to youongest brother, Bob. We moved to Texas when I was an infant but visited Hayti, Missouri twice every year. If Troy happened to be visiting at the same time, it was twice the fun! My mother’s sister, Joyce, was married to Troy’s brother Jack and is the mother of Marty, Kent and Susan Land, so I believe we are related in two families!
    I last saw Troy at a Dawson family reunion at Pickwick Lake in Tennessee and visited with him several times after. My father was able to attend and he so enjoyed his time with Troy and Buck (as always).
    I so regret that I am unable to attend his service. I live in West Point, Mississippi which is a 7 hour drive from Princeton and my husband just cannot get away and doesn’t feel safe about my traveling alone. Please know that my thoughts will be with you all on Wednesday when you lay dear Troy to rest. He was quite a person: intelligent, generous, fun, witty, kind and humble. I know that you will miss him terribly. It is so sad to realize that the generation of that great Dawson family, of which Troy and my father enjoyed so much, is just about gone. I believe that only Neal Dawson, youngest brother, and Curtis “Buck” Land are still living. May our beloved Troy rest in peace.

  4. Shoan Finch

    To Troy’s family,
    I wanted to leave a note to let you know how much Troy has meant to me and my family for many years. My parents Ralph and Phyllis Williams were neighbors of Troy for over 30 years. We will especially miss Troy this coming Thanksgiving as he has spent the last 10 years with me and my mother for the holiday meal. I loved spending time talking with him and always looked forward to seeing him when visiting my mother. He was truly a delight.

    With sympathy,
    Shoan Finch, Jim Finch, Phyllis Williams

  5. Ginger

    I will miss Troy! He was a wonderful man and will a GREAT joy and blessing to have in the Heavenly realms! He was so very nice and friendly!
    Jack, it was nice talking to you, although it was sad circumstances and his daughter!


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