John W. Chadd Sr., 86, Milo, Mo., passed away at his home on Saturday, April 17, 2010. John was born on March 5, 1924, in Milo, to Glen Jeremiah Chadd and Eva Blanche Slates Chadd. He married Margaret J. Baker on Feb. 14, 1947, in Fort Scott, and she preceded him in death in 2005.
John lived in the Milo area his entire life and attended the rural Phillips School. He worked for the Katy Railroad for 13 years as a section hand. John farmed and raised cattle his entire life and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
John is survived by three sons, Glenn Chadd and wife Nettie of Milo, John Chadd, Jr. and wife Toni of Milo, and Larry Chadd and wife Shelley, of Milo; 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; one sister Margie Starlin, of the state of Florida; and one brother Donald Chadd of Nevada. In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by his parents, son Gary Chadd; infant son Johnnie Lee Chadd; brothers Glen Jr., George, and Carl Chadd; sister Louise Karr and great-granddaughter Marisa Jones.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., today at Ferry Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Olive Branch Cemetery, Milo. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home and the family received friends from 7-8 p.m., on Monday at the funeral home.
Those who wish may contribute to On My Own, in care of Ferry Funeral Home, 301 South Washington, Nevada, MO 64772.
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