Ronald L. Ladner, 83

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LINDEN — Retired U.S. Army Maj. Ronald Loyd Ladner, age 83, of Linden died Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at Womack Army Medical Center in Fort Bragg.

Ronald was born on June 12, 1938, in Lumberton, Mississippi, the son of the late Loyd Alexander Ladner and Eva Owens Ladner. He is also preceded in death by a son, Edward Ray Ladner; and a brother, Ralph Ladner.

Ron was a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi. He served 22 years in the United States Army and retired as major. He served in Vietnam, Korea, Thailand and Panama. After retirement he entered Civil Service. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Bunnlevel where he was a deacon and Baptist Men’s director and on committees. He enjoyed planting a garden every year and sharing vegetables with friends. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather full of honor and loyalty. He was always there when his family needed help. He was a spiritual leader in the church and in his family.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 at noon at Friendship Baptist Church in Bunnlevel. Burial will follow in Sandhill’s State Veterans Cemetery in Spring Lake with full military honors.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Edna Autry Ladner of the home; a daughter, Karen Ladner Wilson and husband Mike of Eastover; grandchildren, Jackie Darroch, Brian Ladner and Sara Ryals, all of Linden; great-grandchildren, Christopher and Kevin Darroch; daughter-in-law, Jane Davis Ladner; sisters, Carolyn Ladner Landrum and husband Marvin of Lumberton, Mississippi, Donnis Ladner Odom and husband Elby of Poplarville, Mississippi; brothers, Donald Gene Ladner and wife Janet of Cedar Park, Texas, Phillip Ladner and wife Brenda of Lumberton, Mississippi, and Malcolm Ladner and wife Donna of Ackerman, Mississippi. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 11 to 11:45 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church in Bunnlevel, one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friendship Baptist Church’s Baptist Missions Fund, 6778 U.S. Highway 401 South, Bunnlevel, NC 28323

A service of Cromartie-Miller Funeral Home of Dunn. 

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