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McConnell Funeral Home

1200 E Forrest St, Athens, AL

OBITUARY

James Errol Ladner

January 18, 1938November 26, 2019

James Errol Ladner, “Jim”, a loving husband, father and grandfather passed away November 26 at the age of 81.

Jim was born in Hattiesburg, MS. He attended the University of Southern Mississippi where he graduated with honors with a degree in math and physics and played on the collegiate tennis team. While attending college, he also met the love of his life and best friend, Liz. They were married for 59 years.

Jim and his family ended up in Huntsville where he worked for NASA for 30 years. He worked on several projects including Apollo, Skylab and Hubble.

After retiring, Jim was a Learn to Read instructor and active with the Red Cross Disaster Relief. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Athens. Jim enjoyed living on the river, gardening, camping, photography and reading. He loved his wife and family most of all.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents D.L. & Robbie Ladner; siblings Delmas Ladner and Betty Anne Toney; and son Mike Ladner.

Jim is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Ladner; children Kenny (Kellie) Ladner and Donna (Lesley) Jones; grandchildren Jacob (Erika) Ladner, Andy (Megan) Ladner, Chris (Lainee) Oliver, Ashleigh (Greg) Stephens, Chad (Laura) Oliver, Braden (Kristin) Ladner, Macy Ladner, Aaron Ladner, Clay Oliver, Nathan Ladner and Raleigh Ladner; and 6 great grandchildren.

A visitation will be held at McConnell Funeral Home in Athens at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 30 with the funeral service to follow at 11 a.m.

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Roberta Ress

November 30, 2019

I met Jim through Master Gardeners, but our path had crossed through the years when I had the honor of being the nurse-midwife to help bring several of his grandchildren and great grandchildren into this world. He was such a quiet sweet soul. I know he will be missed by many. Prayers for Liz and the whole family.
Roberta Ress

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Biography

James Errol Ladner, “Jim”, a loving husband, father and grandfather passed away November 26 at the age of 81.

Jim was born in Hattiesburg, MS. He attended the University of Southern Mississippi where he graduated with honors with a degree in math and physics and played on the collegiate tennis team. While attending college, he also met the love of his life and best friend, Liz. They were married for 59 years.

Jim and his family ended up in Huntsville where he worked for NASA for 30 years. He worked on several projects including Apollo, Skylab and Hubble.

After retiring, Jim was a Learn to Read instructor and active with the Red Cross Disaster Relief. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Athens. Jim enjoyed living on the river, gardening, camping, photography and reading. He loved his wife and family most of all.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents D.L. & Robbie Ladner; siblings Delmas Ladner and Betty Anne Toney; and son Mike Ladner.

Jim is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Ladner; children Kenny (Kellie) Ladner and Donna (Lesley) Jones; grandchildren Jacob (Erika) Ladner, Andy (Megan) Ladner, Chris (Lainee) Oliver, Ashleigh (Greg) Stephens, Chad (Laura) Oliver, Braden (Kristin) Ladner, Macy Ladner, Aaron Ladner, Clay Oliver, Nathan Ladner and Raleigh Ladner; and 6 great grandchildren.

A visitation will be held at McConnell Funeral Home in Athens at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 30 with the funeral service to follow at 11 a.m.