John William Chadd Jr.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

John William Chadd Jr., Milo, Mo., passed from this life on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at his home in Milo, following a lengthy illness. John was born Jan. 23, 1957, in Nevada, Mo., to John W. and Margaret Jane (Baker) Chadd. On Feb. 3, 1978, he was united in marriage to Toni M. Fanning, in Nevada, and she survives of the home.

John was raised in Milo, Mo., and attended Nevada High School graduating with the Class of 1976. For a time he worked for the Vernon County Bridge Crew. In 1977, he began employment at Crane Plumbing, in Nevada, where he continued to work for 33 years. He retired in 2011 due to his health. John was a member of the local GMP Union No. 372.

John was an outdoorsman who loved spending time hunting and fishing. But he especially enjoyed getting together with his family to have outdoor cookouts and barbeques.

In addition to his wife, Toni, survivors include his four children, James Chadd and his wife, Candi, Milo, Jake Chadd of the home, Heather Crews, Sheldon, and Johno Chadd and his wife, Maggie, Sheldon; seven grandchildren, Kaelei, James Jr., Brayden, Brianna, Lil' John IV, Ben, and Max; one brother, Glen Chadd and his wife Nettie, Milo; his mother-in-law, Norma Short, Nevada; several nieces and nephews; and his many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers, infant brother, Johnny Lee, Gary Chadd and Larry Chadd.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 28, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada. Interment will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery, Milo, Mo. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home.

Memorials contributions are suggested in his memory to the Vernon County Cancer Relief in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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