Vestie Leroy Ledford, 75, of McDonald, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014.
He was born on Sept. 11, 1938, to the late Levi and Ula Mae Ledford.
He was a lifelong resident of McDonald and was of the Baptist faith, and a member of Johns Memorial Baptist Church.
He was a truck driver for more than 35 years and retired from CRM. He enjoyed gospel singing, gardening, outdoors, and anything having to do with his family. Above all things he was a family man. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
In addition to his mother and father, he is preceded in death by one son, Ronnie L. Ledford; grandson, William Leroy Ledford; and brother, Gene Ledford.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 55 years, Irene Hill Ledford; daughters: Sheila Massengale (Ray), Connie Crowe (Gary), and Marty Tate; brothers: Winston Ledford and Larry Ledford; sisters: Jessie Taylor, Frances McIntyre, and Alice Wheeler; grandchildren: Daniel Massengale, Eddie Massingill, T.J. Massingill, Ronnie Ledford Jr., Tambra Battle, Jason Crowe, and Ashley Eaton; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family members and friends.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, at John’s Memorial Baptist Church, 5110 McDonald Road in McDonald with Pastor James Lance and Pastor Ken Purdie officiating.
Interment will follow the service in the Antioch Baptist Cemetery with Daniel Massengale, Eddie Massingill, T.J. Massingill, Jason Crowe, Travis Battle and Kerry Johnson serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the church and on Saturday from noon until the 2 p.m. service.
The family would like to extend sincere appreciation to all the caring nurses and staff of Amedisys Hospice that provided such excellent to Leroy and his family.
You are invited to share a personal memory of Leroy or your condolences with his family at his online guestbook located at www.companionfunerals .com.
Companion Funeral and Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Ledford family with these arrangements.