Wasilla, Alaska - Funeral services for Anthoney Steve Ledbetter, 58, will be Saturday, April 27, 2013, at 2 p.m. at K. L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center Chapel in Jacksonville with the Revs. Ricky and Neva Hudson officiating. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday one hour prior to service. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Steve died on Monday, April 22, 2013, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, of 35 years, Cathy (Prince) Ledbetter, of Wasilla, Alaska; his son, Zachary (Zac) Ledbetter (Megan Larson), of Wasilla, Alaska; his mother, Doris Logean Ledbetter Piedmont; a brother, Wayne Ledbetter Jacksonville; two sisters, Charlotte Smith (Brother-in-law Travis Smith) Piedmont, and Vicky Ledbetter, of Jacksonville; a sister-in-law, Denise Grubbs (Brother-in-law Ralph Grubbs), of Alexandria; a brother-in-law, Steve Prince Jacksonville; five nieces and four nephews. Pallbearers will be Rodney Willingham, Ralph Grubbs, Trevor Grubbs, Mike Ledbetter, Jason Willingham, Blake Maddox, Dakota Smith and Bradley Strickland. Steve was born on November 17, 1954 and grew up in Jacksonville, Alabama until he met and married the love of his life Cathy. After they married they moved to Wasilla, Alaska. This is where they fell in love again, this time with the Alaskan life style and they came to call it home. His son (Zac) was born in Alaska and loves Alaska as much as his dad. Steve worked in the Auto Body business his whole life with him owning and operating the business that he was so skilled at. The last 16 years were working and running the business "Top of the World Auto Body" in Wasilla, Alaska. Steve was well known around the Wasilla area for his expertise and excellence work in repairing many people's vehicles. He gained many friends through his business connections. Steve loved to hunt and fish with his son Zac. He taught him the Alaskan way of enjoying the outdoors and all it has to offer. Hunting, fishing and exploring the great Alaskan Wilderness was very enjoyable to Steve. He always looked forward each year to the next big hunting trip or fishing trip with his son and friends. Steve was very proud of and loved his son (Zac), dearly and always enjoyed the time they spent together. Steve fought a hard battle against throat cancer that finally took him from us, way too early. He fought this battle three times since 2002 until present when it came back with avengance and was hard to overcome this time. Cathy, his loving wife stood by his side during all these hard times and treatments he faced during his long battle with cancer. Steve will be dearly missed by his loving wife Cathy and son Zac, along with his many family and friends in Alabama and his Alaska family (friends who over time became his family). Heaven will welcome Steve with open arms and he will live forever in our hearts. Online condolences can be made to the family at: www.klbrownfuneralhome.com.
K.L. Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Center 322 Nisbet St., N.W., Jacksonville, AL 36265 256-435-7042