Wilson A. Ledford Jr.


Wilson “Buddy” A. Ledford Jr, 77, of Chattanooga, died on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017.

A native of Cleveland and resident of Chattanooga, he attended Baylor School, Bradley Central High School, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and was a former Army National Guard Reservist.

He was an engineer with Heatec for more than 30 years, an avid golfer, and funny joke teller.

He was a member of First-Centenary United Methodist Church.

He was an extraordinary loving father and husband.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilson A. and Hazel Ledford; Pauline McQueen (Bradley) Randolph; and wife, Patricia Margaret Johnson Ledford.

He is survived by wife, Joan Ashley Ledford, and her family; son, Jess (Tara) Ashley; grandchildren: Colton and Luke, all of Fayetteville, Ga.; daughter, Loretta (Willie) Wells; grandchildren: Amber and Jared, all of Atlanta; his son Wilson (Trey) A. Ledford, III of Durham, N.C.; daughter, Margaret M. Ledford (David L. Radunsky) of Miami; sisters Willene (Bill) Pardue of Chattanooga and Marti (John M.) Powell of Cleveland.

The funeral will be held today, Oct. 3, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. in the Kate Lyle West Chapel at First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 419 McCallie Ave.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to the American Heart Association.

Visit www.heritagechattanooga.com to share condolences with the family.

Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.


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