Landis Marquis Watson, age 29, of Killeen, TX. passed away on Saturday, April 24, 2021, in Killeen. Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, May 10, 2021, at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen. The service will be live-streamed from the cemetery on the Viss Family Funeral Home's Facebook page.
Landis was born on February 5, 1992, in Smithfield, NC to Rodney and Pamela Bryant Watson. Landis attended school in Smithfield-Selma and graduated in 2010. Early on in his life, he learned to play the drums and was proud to be on the drumline during his high school years. Landis’s humorous nature brought joy to people by always looking to make someone laugh or bring a smile to their faces. After high school, he joined the United States Army where he proudly served his country. While serving he met Amy Chavez and they married on November 24, 2012; in this union, they had a son together that was born in February of 2013. Landis was a proud father.
After his time in the Army came to a close, Landis worked to receive his peace officer’s license. He wanted to continue his service which led him to working for the sheriff’s office in Bell County. His heart for service was very evident to all those who knew him. In his spare time, he loved playing video games with his son, going to the gun range, drawing, and spending time with family.
Landis was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Saundra and Howell Jefferson, NC.
Landis is survived by his wife, Amy Watson; his son to carry on his memories and legacy, Landis Marquis Watson, Jr.; mother, Pamela Sanders and dad, William Sanders; father, Rodney Watson and wife, Gail; grandparents; Lucy Wilson (Sylvester); NC brother, Kevin Bryant and wife, Darlisa; William Sanders, III, sister, Brandy Smith, Kelhi Conyers and several nieces and nephews.
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