Date of BirthOctober 31, 1963

Ladd Asper Obituary

Date of BirthOctober 31, 1963

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Date of DeathNovember 03, 2016

Ladd Asper Obituary

from Jackson, Pennsylvania, United States

Ladd AsperOctober 31, 1963 - November 3, 2016Gainesville, GALadd Asper, 53, passed away on November 3, 2016 in his home with his loving wife by his side after a courageous battle with brain cancer. A Celebration of the Life of this amazing man was held on Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 at the Marina Bay Clubhouse in Gainesville, Ga.Ladd was born on Oct 31, 1963 in Portland, Ore. He is the son of Robert Jon Asper and the late Irene Shearin Harger Pinkerman.He graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a Math Minor in 1988. He moved to Georgia shortly after graduating and began working at AT&T as a software engineer. After nine years with AT&T, Ladd went to work for Industrial Logic Corporation, a startup network management company, as employee number six! He thrived in the small company environment, quickly gaining a reputation as one of the best software engineers in the industry. Most recently, Ladd was working at CodeMettle and was highly respected by everyone he worked with. He truly enjoyed the challenges of software and network engineering.Ladd excelled at whatever he decided to do. He was an avid bow hunter all of his life. He founded the Archery Club at Penn State that is still active today. Ladd loved the outdoors - hunting, geocaching, boating, sailing, mountain biking, scuba diving, snowboarding, wakeboarding, hiking and camping. He achieved Life rank in Boy Scouts as a teen and became an Assistant Scoutmaster at Troop 16 in Gainesville, Ga. supporting his son and the rest of the boys. While he didn't sweep the Cub Scout pinewood derby annually, he did win the Open Class Raingutter Regatta every year he competed. He was passionate about everything he did. Brilliant and patient, always more than willing to share his knowledge about those things he most enjoyed. He was an inspiration to all that knew him. A great father and dedicated husband, he loved his wife and son dearly.Ladd was preceded in death by his mother, Irene Shearin Harger Pinkerman. He is survived by his wife, Rhae "Missy" Asper; and son, Jayden Ray Asper of Gainesville, Ga.; father, Robert Jon Asper of Dunwoody, Ga.; siste,r Jolianne Vincent and her children, Justin Vincent, Shane Vincent and Katelyn Ottaviano of York; his best friend and cousin, Lance Harger and wife, Regina of Lawrenceville, Ga. and their children Josh Harger of Lawrenceville and Aurora Harger of Jacksonville, Fla.; 12 additional cousins and many other friends and family. Memorial donations may be made to the The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke, DUMC Box 3624, Durham, NC 27710.Little & Davenport Funeral Home & Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Hwy., Gainesville, is in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences may be left at littledavenport.com