Joel Dean Ledbetter

MOORESBORO-Joel Dean Ledbetter, 73, of Abes Mountain Road, Mooresboro, died Dec. 4, 2012, at his residence.
Joel was born Sept. 8, 1939, in Rutherford County, to the late Freddie Ledbetter and Louise Honeycutt Ledbetter. He was a graduate of Tri-High School, class of 1957. He worked in textiles and for PPG Industries for several years, before going to work for Fiber Industries/Celanese and retiring after 32 years of service. He enjoyed working on cars, fixing things and gardening. He loved spending time with his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Ray Hugh Ledbetter.
Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Mildred H. Ledbetter; one son, Jody Ledbetter and Lesley Hollifield of Mooresboro; three daughters, Beverly Blanton and husband Jimmy of Mooresboro, Sandy Brewer and husband Charles of Mooresboro, and Melissa Hamrick of Shelby; one sister, Emily Hyde of Lattimore; and six grandchildren, Erin Blanton, Jenna Blanton, Cameron Hamrick, Riley Ledbetter, Manda Hollifield and Monica Hollifield. He is also survived by one uncle, Carmel Honeycutt and wife Mildred of Cliffside; one niece, Anita Greene; and one nephew, Blake Hyde.
No formal services will be held.
Funeral Home: Harrelson Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Ledbetter
An online guest registry is available at

Funeral Home

Harrelson Funeral Home
1251 US Highway 221A Forest City, NC 28043
(828) 657-6383

Published in Shelby Star on Dec. 6, 2012