Christian D. Ladd


Christian D. Ladd of Blue Springs, Missouri, and Greenwood, passed away on Monday April 3, 2017, from a sudden heart attack.

He was born Feb. 26, 1980, in Indianapolis, to David R. and Cathy L. (Chance) Ladd.

Chris was a 1998 graduate of Center Grove High School where he was a four-year letterman in golf and a member of the soccer team. He attended Vincennes University and played goalie for the university’s soccer team.

Chris played on numerous club teams as a goalie in the Kansas City and Indianapolis area. He was known for his great tenacity and spirit in goal.

Chris spent his working career in the hotel and food service industry.

He is survived by his parents, David and Cathy Ladd of Greenwood; sister, Michelle Hittle (Steven) of Greenwood; nephews, Alex Amaro, Tyler Amaro, Chance Hittle and Steven Hittle Jr.; nieces, Bella Elizabeth Hittle; aunt, Cindy Dodd (Dan) of Grandview, Missouri; and cousins, Daniel Dodd Jr. (Lindsay) of Belton, Missouri, Timothy Dodd (Evelyn) of Hollywood, Florida, and Philip Dodd (Christina) of Kansas City, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents.

Chris will always be remembered for his bright smile, kind spirit and good heart. Gone now, but never to be forgotten by his many friends and family. May God rest his soul in peace and love always.

A celebration of life service will be conducted at 7 p.m. April 10 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 1977 S. State Road 135, Greenwood, where friends may call after 5 p.m. April 10.

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