Grant Basil “Tad” Tadlock, 89 of Cedar Rapids died Wednesday July 17, 2019 at his home. Memorial services at 11:00 AM on Monday at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Rev. Jerry E. Oakland will officiate. There will be a visitation on Sunday from 3 to 5 PM at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home.
Survivors include his wife, Carla, two sons Charles (Connie) of Winterset and James (Kristal) of San Luis Obispo, California, step-son Matthew (Becky) Varner of Houghton, and a step-daughter Sara Helms of Cedar Rapids; two brothers Larry (JoAn) of Illinois and Joe (Carol) of Moravia, and two sisters Irene Brooks, and Naomi (Rod) Hutt both of Moravia. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter Elaine and a sister Imogene.
Tad was born on July 13, 1930 in Moravia the son of Grant and Helen (Shull) Tadlock He graduated from William Penn in Oskaloosa with a BA and from St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri with a Master’s degree in Theology.
He married Lois Hawk and they were later divorced. He later married Carla M. Myers on October 10, 1986 in Keokuk. Tad was a Methodist Minister serving churches in central and southeastern Iowa, as well as in Texas for many years. He retired in 2002.
Tad was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, a Rotary Club in Texas, the Cedar Valley Wood Carvers, and was a volunteer at Matthew 25.
He enjoyed wood carving, travel, camping, fishing and time spent with his family and many friends. He will be forever be remembered as a caring and compassionate man of God whose memory will be cherished by all who knew and loved him.
Memorial donation may be given to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.