Kel Landis Obituary: gallant two-year fight with disease. He battled the sickness much like he carried on with his life – earnestly and constancy, strength, effortlessness and modesty.
Kel was a superb, cherishing spouse, father, granddad, child, sibling, uncle, companion and guide. He was a regarded business and urban pioneer, and profoundly adored by numerous individuals around the state and past. Kel esteemed the characteristic worth, everything being equal. What’s more, the individuals who became more acquainted with him felt that thankfulness and were lifted up by his companionship. He was one of those unique chiefs who had the endowment of making beneficial things occur and motivating others to follow him in his integrity.
The rundown of achievements appears to be dreadfully long for only one man. Lead representative Cooper as of late granted him the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the state’s most elevated regular citizen honor. He served the state from various perspectives. As senior financial counselor to the Governor in 2005, Kel attempted to develop independent companies, his energy, especially in Eastern NC. A double cross alumni of the University of NC at Chapel Hill, he adored the college and gave liberally of his time and ability.
He served on the UNC-CH Board of Trustees, led and served on the leading body of the Kenan Flagler Business School and the UNC Board of Visitors. He was an individual from the UNC Foundation’s Board of Directors, and served on the leading body of the Kenan Flagler Institute for Private Enterprise. He got the William Richardson Davie grant given to the individuals who epitomize devotion, responsibility and administration to the University from the UNC Board of Trustees in 2019. He was a Trustee of the NC Supplemental Retirement Fund, and previous seat of the NC Bankers Association.