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Gene Land

September 8, 1953 — May 4, 2023


Eugene Clark “Gene” Land, 69, lifelong resident of Greenwood, was born September 8, 1953, in Lee’s Summit the son of John H. and Harriet (Henley) Land.  He departed this life Thursday, May 4, 2023, at his home surrounded with love and family.

Gene was a 1971 Lee’ s Summit High School graduate.  He went to the University of Kansas on a football scholarship where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in journalism in 1975.

On June 16, 1979, he married the love of his life, Michelle Deanne Burton.  They were happily married for 44 years.

In 1980 Gene founded HSC Industrial Coatings.  He started out of a barn at his house as a one-man operation.  He was able to employ many people over the years including his 3 sons who worked with him for over 15 years before he passed.   He was a member of the Connection Point Church in Raytown.  His passion was coaching and teaching the game of baseball to kids, which he did for over 20 years.  He was an avid tennis player for almost 30 years.  He enjoyed fishing, his dog, and sitting out on his deck enjoying a glass of good rye whiskey and a cigar.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Don Land; and sister-in-law, Lynn Burton.

He is survived by his wife, Michelle; three sons, Ryan Land, Sean (and Ulyssa) Land, and Preston (and Akeisha) Land; one daughter, Deanne Land; ten grandchildren, Havana Land, Lucy Land, Tristan Land, Mabry Whitney, Greyson Land, Georgia Land, Livie Land, Penelope Land, Annie Land, and John Henry Land; one brother, Chris Land; other relatives and a host of many friends.

Visitation was held Friday, May 12, 2023, at the Connection Point Church in Raytown. 

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 13, 2023, at the Connection Point Church.  His son Preston Land officiated.  Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  Casket bearers were Ryan Land, Sean Land, Preston Land, Tyree Varnado, Charles Blaschke, Blair Lillis, Jim McCambridge, and Breck Baker.  Honorary casket bearers were Jerry Land, Dan Otto, Dave Dodson, Chris Land, Mark Davis, and Joe Hamilton.

A celebration of Gene’s life was held following the service at the Arrowhead Yacht Club in Lake Winnebago.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lay Clergy Love Fund and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements: Stanley-Edenburn Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550


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