September 1, 1950 - July 14, 2018
Charles E. Ladner of Pine, LA passed away in his home at 1:07 AM on July 14, 2018 as the true measure of a man, surrounded by his devoted family and friends. He worked with Southern Timber for 36 years in seed production and tree improvement research. After retirement, he spent his days raising his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also enjoyed raising cattle, gardening, hunting, and attending various sports events in the community where he was Papa to many young athletes. Charles was a faithful member, song-leader, and Sunday School Superintendent of Poplarhead Missionary Baptist Church of Franklinton, LA.
Charles is survived by his wife Renee Thomas Ladner; Children: Shane Ladner (Jennifer Ezell and her four children) and Shonna Ladner Statham (Michael Statham); Grandchildren: Meggian Farias (Thailyr Spears), Michae’la Statham (Adam Hebert), Carley Ladner (Brandon Jones), Micah Statham, and Leah Ladner; Great-grandchildren: Braylin and Adalynn Spears; Daughter-in-law: Libby Jones Ladner; Brothers and Sisters in law: George Evon Ladner (Pat Ladner), Roger Bruce Ladner (Gayle Pittman Ladner), and David Ladner (Dianna Bond Ladner); Sisters and a Brother in law: Betty Rose Ladner Phillips, Margaret Ladner Rawls, and Delores Ladner Luper (Bobby Luper); Sister-in-law: Molly Ladner; Closest Friends: Hershel Creel and Bennie Schilling
He was preceded in death by his father Eldee Ladner, mother Cascelia Beall Ladner, brothers Conrad Ladner, Douglas Ladner, sister Katherine Ladner Breland, mother in law Olivia Miley Bradley, brothers in law Arnold “Sonny” Breland, Melvin Rawls, Eld. Ted Phillips
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday July 16th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Tuesday. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 11 am Tuesday with Eld. Glynn Erwin, Eld. Edward Penton and Eld. Yancy Magee officiating. Burial will follow in the Poplarhead Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Hershel Creel, Bennie Schilling, Chad Luper, Damon Luper, Brandon Jones, Micah Statham
Honorary Pallbearers: Mike D. Thomas, Justin Barber, Cameron Bell, Scott Wills, Thailyr Spears, Braylin “Bebo” Spears