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); nephews, Alex Amaro, Tyler Amaro, Chance Hittle, Steven Hittle Jr., niece, Bella Elizabeth Hittle; uncle, Darrell Ladd (Brenda); cousins, Jimmy Ladd (Ashley), Brittany Skillman (Drew); aunt Cynthia Ladd; cousin, Dee Ann Commons; uncle, David Estelle, aunt Cindy Dodd (Dan) of Grandview, Missouri; cousins, Daniel Dodd (Lyndsey), Timothy Dodd (Evelyn), Phillip Dodd (Christina); aunt Cheryl Walden (Jerry); cousins Jeremy Walden and Ashley Walden.

He was proceeded in death by his grandparents, James and Frances Ladd, Elmer and Alice Chance; aunt Carol (Ladd) Commons, uncle, Rick Commons; cousin, Ricky Commons; and aunt Brenda (Ladd) Estelle.

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. Monday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 1977 S. State Road 135, Greenwood, where friends may call after 5 p.m. Monday.

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