Jacob 'Jake''s Story
Jacob Lee "Jake" Land, 34, of Georgetown, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at IU Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.
Jacob was born December 16, 1983, in Franklin, La., the son of Brad and Sherri (Wilkus) Land.
Jake grew up in Georgetown and was a record-holding athlete at Georgetown-Ridge Farm High School. After school, Jacob went on to play baseball for the American Legion Post 210. Upon graduation, Jake chose to serve our country and joined the U.S. Air Force in 2004. He then found his true passion in life and became a military firefighter. He participated in the Firefighter Olympic Team while enlisted. He enjoyed skydiving, riding his motorcycle and, most of all, spending time with his family and friends.
Jake was a fighter and was fearless. He faced so many challenges in his short life and faced them head-on with determination. He was a double heart transplant survivor and was very passionate about spreading awareness of organ donation.
Jake had a contagious smile that made everyone around him want to be his friend. There aren't enough words or enough space in this tribute of his life to explain what an unbelievable person he was and the many imprints he has left behind.
Jake will be dearly missed by his parents, Brad and Sherri Land of Georgetown; his sister, Dani Land of Champaign; and his grandmother, Mildred Land of Georgetown. He also leaves behind an amazing group of friends and extended family. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Raymond Land, Vickie Potter and Karl and Shirley Levickey. He also was preceded in death by the two donors who selflessly saved his life.
A celebration of Jake's life will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 1, at First Church of Christ, 503 N. Main St., Georgetown, with Arlen Kerst officiating. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Wednesday, January 31, at Sunset's Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home, 200 E. West St., Georgetown. He will be laid to rest in Georgetown Cemetery with military rites performed by the U.S. Air Force and American Legion Dornblaser Post 203.
Please join his family in sharing memories, photos and videos through his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com
Published on January 29, 2018