SHELBY-Robert J. Ledford, 87, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at Carolina Care Center in Cherryville.
Born in Cleveland County, he was the son of the late Columbus and Claudia Drury Ledford. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Estelle Blanton Ledford; and siblings, Horace Ledford, Sadie Turner, Judy Eaton, Eloise Scism, Peggy Ledford, and Jimmy Ledford.
Robert worked for more than 40 years in the textile industry. He was of the Baptist Faith. He enjoyed woodworking, ceramics, CB radios, and golf.
Robert is survived by two sons, Steve Ledford and Roxanne Kulas of Shelby, and Dean Ledford and wife Martha of Shelby; siblings, Eddie Ledford and wife Patsy of Shelby, David Ledford and wife Pam of Gastonia, Tommy Ledford and wife Linda of Cherryville, Linda Terhorst and husband Heinrich of Cherryville, Jetty Carpenter of Shelby, Patsy Harris and husband Clyde of Shelby, Jean Richards of Shelby; sister-in-law, Shirley Ledford of Shelby; grandchildren, Cindy Marlowe and husband Josh, and Amy Allen and husband David; and great-grandchildren, Andrew Prychodko, Aaron Prychodko, Caleb Marlowe, David Ray Allen, Jr., Michael Allen, and Katie Allen.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. prior to the service. At other times, the family will be at the son's homes, Steve Ledford, 833 East Zion Church Road, Shelby, and Dean Ledford, 819 Elmwood Drive, Shelby.
Celebration of Life Service: 2 p.m. Friday at the Chapel of Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory
Officiated By: David G. Blanton
Burial: Sunset Cemetery, following the service
Funeral Home: Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Mr. Ledford
Memorials: May be sent to Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, N.C. 28150
A guest registry is available at www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com