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Russell Jackson Land

A memorial service for Russell Jackson Land, 21, Springfield, Missouri, formerly of West Plains, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 9, 2023, at First United Methodist Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Land passed away at 11:14 a.m., Sunday, December 3, 2023, at his home.

He was born November 2, 2002, at Chicago, Illinois to Jarrod and Sarah Chilton Land.  Russell was a full time student in his junior year of college and worked at Missouri State University Food Pantry.  His love language was selfless service to others; he loved people and would do anything he could to help others.  He enjoyed singing in his high school choir.  He was a loving big brother and his partner, Sam Wang, was very special to him.  He loved Summer Avenue Theatre Productions.  Russell was also a writer and had a goal to teach college English.

He is survived by his partner, Sam Wang, Springfield, Missouri; his parents, Jarrod and Sarah Land, West Plains; one brother, Tanner Land, West Plains; and one sister, Audrey Land.

His grandfather, James Chilton and grandmother, Linda Squires, preceded him in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to West Plains High School Choir or West Plains Avenue Theatre and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775.