Capt. Charles David (Chip) Ladd, 35, a resident of Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas, died May 1, 2018, near San Francisco.
A visitation will be held at White-Ranson Funeral Home from 9 until 11 a.m. Saturday, with a memorial service to follow immediately, with Dr. Billy Skinner officiating.
Burial with follow with full military honors in Mt. Olive Cemetery near Union City.
He was born on Oct. 15, 1982, in Little Rock, Ark., son of Col. Edward Townsend Ladd Sr. (USAF, ret.) of Union City and Dr. Elizabeth (King) Ladd, formerly of Knoxville.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his daughter, Katherine Renee Ladd of Texas, three brothers, and two sisters.
A native of Union City, he attended Union City High School, and graduated from Hixson High School in 2001. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2005 and Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville College of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree in 2009.
He followed in the line of four generations of officers, including Lt. Thomas Townsend who fought in the American Revolution War at Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775. In 2002, he began his military career as a Predator UAV Systems Technician, at the Nellis AFB, Nev.
He later enlisted and was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Tennessee Army National Guard as an Intelligence Officer. After completing his law degree, he joined the Active Army and joined the Judge Advocate General Corps. During his military career, he was posted to Nevada, Iraq, Pakistan, South Korea, Germany and Texas. His deployments include Operations Enduring Freedom and two deployments to Operation Iraqi Freedom.
He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and a Life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4862. He was baptized at First Baptist Church, Union City.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Mt. Olive Cemetery Association, 3991 Crystal Road, Union City, TN 38261.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.white-ranson.com.