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Gearld Dean Land

Mr. Gearld Dean Land, age 62, went to his heavenly home on Thursday, February 8, 2024, in Cove, Arkansas. He was born September 26, 1961, to the late Gerald and Mary (Boyd) Land, in Mena, Arkansas.

Mr. Land was a logger by profession and an avid outdoorsman at heart. He enjoyed going hunting, fishing, camping and spending time outdoors. He also loved watching his westerns and his trips to Colorado. He loved his kids, but really enjoyed spending time with his grandkids.

Gearld was preceded in death by his parents, Gerald and Mary Land, and by his sister, Jane Dunagan.

He is survived by his wife, Karen West; son, Roy Land and wife Courtney of Smithville, Oklahoma; daughters, Vanessa Heath and husband Paul of Mena, Arkansas, Lacie Stowe and husband Bruce of Yellville, Arkansas; grandchildren, Brenden Heath, Cooper Heath, Kadyn Land, Carter Land, Case Land, Kallem Land, Kastyn Land, Shayla Stowe, and Hunter Stowe; brother, Vergil Land and wife Tammy of Cove, Arkansas; sisters, Joyce Hopper and Danny of Cove, Arkansas, Lesia Land and husband Robert Jones of Cove, Arkansas; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as many friends and other family too numerous to mention.

Services for Mr. Gearld Dean Land will be held Sunday, February 11, 2024, at 1:00 p.m., at Beasley-Wood Chapel, in Mena, Arkansas. Brother Todd Webb and Brother Troy Denton will be officiating under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be held, Saturday, February 10, 2024, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hatfield, Arkansas.

Pallbearers are Danny Hopper, Wayne Fairless, Vergil Land, Roger Beggs, Floyd Fairless, and Johnny Knighten.

Honorary Pallbearers are Gerry Rose (Meatloaf), Shooter Beggs, Brenden Heath, Cooper Heath, and Kadyn Land.

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