Sam Brown Ladd Jr.

1931 - 2018


Sam Brown Ladd Jr., 86 yrs, of Petersburg, MI, died Sunday June 24, 2018 in his residence under the care of ProMedica Hospice. Friends may call at the Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, MI, Wednesday June 27, 2018, from 2-8 PM. There will be a service on Thursday June 28, 2018 at 11 AM at the Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, Mi. Pastor Ted Kerr III of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Ida, MI, will officiate. Cremation will occur. Private burial of cremains will take place at a later date in Pleasant View Cemetery, Petersburg, MI.


Born December 18, 1931 in Fayetteville, TN. Sam was the son of Sam and Cora (Zattau) Brown Sr.. He attended Devilbis High School, Toledo, OH. He served with the US Navy from 1951-1954. He retired at Diversified Material Handling in 2001 as a former and Vice President after 30 yrs, he previously worked at: Harry's Auto Store, L.O.F., his own gas station, body shop and Jeep. Sam was a member of the Lions Club Intl, and Summerfield paint crew. He loved auto-racing, family, sports, a general tinkering around home and garage, garden, auctions with friends, playing poker, working at the shop, cutting grass, delivering parts, his card buddies, being a stat master for Summerfield High School and especially decorating his house with lights for Christmas.


Survivors include: his sons, Bruce (Kris), David (Lisa); sisters, Rena Gelak, Janice (Barrett) Henely; grandchildren, Kristy, Amy, Lauren, Jake, Zach, Dakota, Levi; great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Ryan, Westen and former wife Carol. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Fritz and a son, Douglas.


Memorial contributions can be made to: the Lions Club or the Summerfield Athletic Boosters.