March 28, 1931 - May 3, 2016
Richard Eugene, Sr. Ladd, 85 of Bellefontaine, Ohio went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, May 3, 2016 in Lima Memorial Hospital, Lima, Ohio.
Richard was born March 28, 1931 in Bellefontaine the son of Reverend James Wesley Ladd and Joy Francis (Williams) Ladd. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He was a carpenter by trade, worked for Body and Sons, Champaign County Courthouse and retired from Rinks in Bellefontaine. He loved singing, especially performing with an a cappella mens chorus that exibited their talents throughout Logan, Champaign, Clark, Allen and other counties throughout Ohio. He always felt at home and comfortable around people and was well known as a jokster as he loved to make people laugh. He liked solving word puzzles, enjoyed being a fixer and tinkering with electronics. Richard was a loving and compassionate person all through his life. He owned and cared for many cats and dogs, giving all a wonderful home. He loved his family, friends and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. As our hearts ache for the physical loss of him we will find solace knowing that he is now with God and
at peace and for that we are grateful.
Richard is survived by his children, Janet (John Rogers) Ladd of Arlington, Virginia, James (Karen) Ladd of Dayton, Ohio, Denise Ladd of Potomac Falls, Virginia, Vera Johnson, of St. Paul, Minnesota, Phyllis Montrose of Lima, Richard (Peggy ) Ladd of Dayton, Ohio, stepdaughters, Laia Munns and Marie Munns both of Columbus, Ohio, and stepsons, Eugene Munns of Florida and Charles Anthony Foreman of Alexandria, Virginia; thirteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren; sisters, Mozell Couts of Urbana and Janice Gray of Springfield in addition to a host of nieces and nephews.
Richard is preceded in death his parents, by his wife Carolyn who passed away January 19, 1995; his siblings, Vera Stanhope, Freda Gaskins, Thelma Breaston, Marjorie Taylor, Juanita Robinson, Charles Ladd, Donald Ladd, Ann Marie Ladd and Wilbur Ladd.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-8 PM on Monday May 9, 2016 in VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday May 10 2016 at the River of Life Church, 775 Washington Avenue, Urbana, 43078 with Pastor Dan Leiker officiating. Inurnment will be held at the families convenience in the Mausloeum at Bellefontaine Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com
My condolences again to Uncle Dick’s family and friends. Just thought I would share a comforting thought from the Bible. When Jesus’ friend Lazarus died Jesus told his disciples at John 11:11, “Lazarus our friend has fallen asleep, but I am traveling there to awaken him.” Then in verse 43 Jesus cried out “Lazarus come out!” and he was resurrected, to the joy and happiness of his family and friends. For us today that has lost a loved one in death Jesus Christ promises at John 5:28, 29 that the time will come when all those asleep will hear his voice and be resurrected, to our joy and happiness.
My sympathies go out to your family in your time of need. I pray that your helps take away the pain that you & your family are going through. I hope that God stays with you while you need him now. Once again may God be with you. Your friend from the gym & Urbana. Brian Latham