He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette Ledford; parents, Silas and Mary Ledford; sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Roy Beavers; and brothers: J.R. and Marvin “Bud” Ledford.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Gena and Wayne Hampton of Dalton; son and daughter-in-law, Daryl and Ruth Ledford of Villanow, Ga.; sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Bobby Ellis of Dalton; brother, Donald Ledford of Calhoun; sisters-in-law: Jo Ledford of Dalton and June Ledford of Cleveland; five grandchildren: Sgt. Scott Ledford, Sarah and Katelyn Hampton, Stephanie Davis and Robin Godfrey; five great-grandchildren: Kirsten Davis, Raveyn and Evan Williams, Aiden and Ethan Ledford; special caregiver, Louise Dutton of Dalton; and nieces and nephews.
The funeral to honor his life will be held Monday, May 13, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Grove Chapel of Julian Peeples Funeral Home in Dalton, with the Revs. Lamar Beason and Paul Armstrong officiating.
Burial will be in Whitfield Memorial Gardens. Military honors will be rendered by American Legion Post No. 112. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 5 to 9 p.m.
You may leave the family a message on the tribute wall, upload photos or light a memorial candle at www.julianpeeples.com. For more information, call 706-259-7455.