Jacob Denson (Jake) Ladd, Jr., 65, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 4:04 p.m. at his home following a seven month battle with a brain tumor.
Jake was born February 9, 1947 in Rainsboro, Ohio to Jacob Denson and Florence Lucille Collins Ladd. He was a 1965 graduate of Edward Lee McClain High School in Greenfield and lived most of his adult life in the Washington Court House community.
Before his retirement, he was in car restoration. He was a car enthusiast and belonged to several car clubs.
Jake was a member of the Grace Community Church and was an Army veteran of the Viet Nam war.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Jake is survived by his wife, Gamma Lee Ladd whom he married December 12, 2007; a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and John Dodds of Hillsboro; three nephews, (John) Mark Dodds and his wife, Lisa, of Amelia, Tim Dodds and his wife, Sharon, of Loveland and Chris Dodds and his wife, Michele, of Washington Court House; several grand nieces and nephews and two sisters-in-law, Gil Stoer and her husband, Bill, of Hilliard and Carlene Lazenby of Buford, SC.
The funeral will be Friday, January 4, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Grace Community Church with pastors Jay Lucas and Sean Fox officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grace Community Church from 4-8 on Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Fayette Co., Inc., P.O. Box 849 or the American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 Bryn Maur, Suite 550, Chicago, Illinois, 60631.