Mr. Garry Wayne “Porky” Ladd Sr., 66, of Statesville, N.C., passed away, Saturday, January 2, 2021, at his home.

Garry was born November 19, 1954, in Iredell County and was the son of the late Paul Columbus Ladd and Virginia Matheson Ladd. He attended Statesville City Schools and on July 1, 1979, he married Becky Hoover Ladd, who survives.

He was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Stony Point and recently was employed at L. Gordon Iron & Metal and Ride with Pride Carwash. He loved watching the New York Yankees, and he loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He was always early everywhere he went. He looked forward to being the first in line at school to pick up his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Garry is survived by two children, Amy Ladd (Damon) and Garry Ladd Jr. (Crystal), both of Statesville; four grandchildren, Rebecca Ladd, Caleb Ladd, Piper Ladd, and Grayson Turner; two sisters, Barbara Ladd and Pamela Wingler (Tommy); and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dennis Ladd and Curtis Matheson.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at Iredell Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Rev. Mitchell Rash officiating. Mr. Ladd will lie in state on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Troutman Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made the Monticello Fire Department, 160 Travis Loop, Statesville, NC 28625 and online condolences may be made to the family at

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.

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