Born: April 13, 1930 - Deceased: March 27, 2022
Ladais “Laddie” L. Daye, Sr. was born April 13, 1930 in Port Arthur, Texas. Laddie’s bright, loving spirit left his earthly body on Sunday, March 27 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Town and Country, MO while surrounded by the love of his family.
Laddie was a devoted and loving husband to his wife Patricia Daye for 55 years. Their deep commitment, friendship, and love for one another has served as a strong foundation for the Daye family and provides comfort as they grieve his absence from their lives together. He was a fiercely loving and generous Father to his children and their families, and a present and loving Papa to his grandchildren. Laddie had a passion for outdoor activities that he expressed on the golf course and through regular boating excursions with family and friends. Memories of his meticulous care of his boat, serving as “Captain” while his family shared in his love for the water, and the love and laughter enjoyed with his grandchildren will forever remain in the hearts of those who loved him. He loved his family fiercely, laughed with abandon, and modeled strength and resilience in every area of his life. His quick wit and twinkle in his eyes were a trademark that brought much joy to those who shared in his life. Most importantly, he was a man of faith who devoted his life to deepening his personal relationship with Jesus Christ which he emulated through his love for his family, and his service to his church and community.
Laddie enlisted in the United States Air Force in New Orleans, LA during the Korean conflict where he served as Staff Sergeant. Laddie attended Louisiana College in Pineville, LA where he earned a Bachelor of Science. His passion for service to others led him to complete graduate work at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He served in the role of area missionary for the State of Indiana, assisted in organizing new churches, and pastored in several churches in Indiana before he began his career as an Investment Broker for Stifel. He was a devoted professional to each of his clients who trusted his experience, wisdom and his personal warmth and care. Laddie and his wife Patricia have been members of the 1st United Presbyterian Church for over 40 years where he has served as a church Elder, Board Member of Belleville Christian Counseling, Sunday school teacher, and a member of the Merry Mates fellowship group. He volunteered in the Belleville Memorial Hospital ICU, where he brought a comforting presence to families in crisis.
He was a member of the Gothic Lodge #0852 where he served as a 32nd degree Mason, Kiwanis President in Muncie, IN, and was a member of the Private Pilots Group in Indianapolis, IN.
Laddie was proceeded in death by his:
- Mother: Ava S. Daye
- Father: Arnold L. Daye
- Brother: Noble F. Daye
- Laddie L. Daye, Jr
- Dennis Daye.
He is survived by his:
- Loving wife: Patricia (nee Griffin) Daye
- Connie Berkowitz
- Julie (Craig) Eichholz
- Jennifer (Scott Demick) Daye
- Andrew (Erin) Eichholz
- Emily Eichholz
- Nicolas Glover
- Jack Cannon
- Ryan (Emily) Kingston
- Erin (Josh) Packwood
- Lucy & Emma Kingston
- Lucas, Connor & Nick Packwood
- Sister-in-law: Norah Griffin
- Many loving nieces and nephews and their families.
Services: A celebration of Laddie’s life will be planned at a later date.
Memorials: Memorial contributions may be made to the local Fellowship of Christian Athletes (or) 1st United Presbyterian Church of Belleville, IL.