Boyd Edgar Ladd

October 12, 1927 - February 9, 2021

Boyd Edgar Ladd, 93, of Lumberton, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. He was born to Gladys and Joe Ladd in Beaumont, Texas. Boyd attended Beaumont High School, then entered the Merchant Marines during World War II. After the war ended he joined the Army and served until 1948.  Boyd went to work at Mobil Oil Refinery where he eventually became a welder. He continued to work there until he retired in 1988. He was a staunch advocate for the rights and safety of the everyday worker at the refinery and served as the chairman of the workman’s committee for the OCAW Local 3-243 for many years.

Boyd married Dorothy Mae Carroll in 1949 and began to raise a family in 1956. The family moved from Beaumont to Lumberton in 1963, and he used his carpenter skills to build their home where they have resided for the remainder of their lives.  Boyd’s skill in “hands-on crafts” and his eye for detail account for his love for art. He took art classes in school and continued his love for painting and art design through the creation of several baptistry paintings for area churches. He donated his talent to his church by painting murals on the walls of some of the Sunday School rooms and nursery. Boyd helped his grandchildren design and paint their pumpkins for the Lumberton Primary Pumpkin contest each year. Even when Dorothy had garage sales, all the signs had to be hand painted with correct shading, highlighting, and detail.

Boyd was a faithful member of Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene in Beaumont, where he served on the church board for many years and made sure his children were brought up and taught in a Holiness environment. In more recent years Boyd attended Orange First Church of the Nazarene, then Parkway Life Church in Lumberton with Dorothy and his daughter Stacey and family.

Boyd was an avid fisherman and loved spending time at their Toledo Bend lake house with friends and family. Gardening became a major hobby, and provided the family with a bounty of fresh vegetables each year. He would grow it, if Dorothy or his daughters would cook or can it. In the last few years, Boyd dedicated his life to being a caretaker for his wife, Dorothy of 72 years. He had promised to take care of her and would work diligently to do so until his accident that preceded his death.

Boyd was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Mae Ladd, his parents, Gladys Ladd Perkins and Joe Ladd, and brother, J. D. Ladd.

Boyd is survived by his two daughters, Sandra Hicks and her husband, Billy and Stacey Beard and her husband, Darrell. Pawpaw is also survived by his grandchildren, Leslie Hicks, Erin Hicks, Brittany Hilton, Brittney Beard, Lindsey Duvall and her husband, Kendall, and Darrell (D.J.) Beard, Jr.; and great- grandchildren Issabelle, Khloie, Taylor, Kiersten, Drew, Riley, Emaleigh, Ava, Ella, and Rose. Boyd is also survived by his two brothers, Ronald G. Ladd of Vidor and Cyrus Ladd of Beaumont; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Boyd and Dorothy Ladd were together for 72 years, and together we will celebrate their lives on Saturday, February 13, at 11:00 am at Parkway Life Church in Lumberton under the direction of Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. There will be a time of viewing and visitation preceding the service at 10:00 am.  Burial will be at the Big Sandy Cemetery, in Dallardsville, Texas, following the service.

Please observe social distancing guidelines. By attending any public event you are acknowledging the risk of exposure to the Corona Virus. Please follow the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control: cdc.gov. The family requests that everyone in attendance to please wear a mask.

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Big Sandy Cemetery

Big Sandy Cemetery
  • 9582 county line rd livingston tx 77351

Funeral Service

Funeral Service
  • village creek parkway at mitchell road lumberton tx 77657
  • 02/13/2021
  • 11:00 am

Gathering of Family and Friends

Gathering of Family and Friends
  • 1865 Farm to Market Road 3513, Lumberton, Texas 77657
  • 02/13/2021
  • 8:18 am

Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee, TX

Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee, TX
  • 490 cemetery road silsbee tx 77656

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Carrie Rashall

I do not know the family, but wanted to convey my deepest sympathy in the loss of your parents. It is hard to lose one little lone both at the same time. My prayers are with you during this difficult time. We only have the assurance they are with our Lord and together once again. May you find peace in knowing they are with our Lord. Amen

Tommy Holland

Bored with my best friend for 50 years I sure will miss him

Ginger Nance Ardoin

to the family of Boyd. So sorry to hear of the passing of Boyd. He was my first cousin. We attended an anniversary party a few years ago. at their house.. May he rest in peace and God bless the family to deal withh your loss. Ginger and John Ardoin.

Warren & Myra Petkovsek

Prayers and condolences for the family. “How lucky I am to have had something that makes saying ‘goodbye’ so hard.” A.A. Milne, author of the “Winnie the Pooh” stories

Terry Golden

We loved the Ladds very much. Boyd was a good friend and mentor to me over 40 years ago.