GIBSONVILLE - Dr. Don Kelly Ledbetter, 83, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, July 11, 2013 at the Hospice Home in Burlington.
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He was born in Montgomery County to the late John and Stella Ledbetter and was the husband of more than 60 years to the late Catherine Helms Ledbetter.
Dr. Ledbetter was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed playing golf but his most notable passion was preaching the gospel. He was a Wesleyan minister for over 50 years, pastoring at Brown Wesleyan Church for 20 years. He was the District Superintendent of the N.C. East District of the Wesleyan Church for nine years. Dr. Ledbetter earned a number of degrees, including his Ministerial Degree at Southern Pilgrim College, a BA in Philosophy and Religion at Greensboro College, a Master of Divinity at Asbury Seminary and a Doctorate in Pastoral Counseling from Graduate Theological Foundation in Donaldson, Ind.
Survivors include his daughter, Nicole Harvell and husband, James of Gibsonville; sons, Don Kelly Ledbetter and wife Linny of Seneca, S.C. and Jonathan Kip Ledbetter of Gibsonville; grandchildren, Kelleigh Thomas, Kenton Ledbetter, Kaytee Harvell, Nickolas Harvell, Emily Harvell, Mason Ledbetter; and a sister, Mary Frances Ledbetter of Troy, N.C.
He is preceded in death by his wife; parents; brothers, Horace Ledbetter and John Ed Ledbetter; and sisters, Elizabeth Lemons and Katherine Suggs.
A funeral service to celebrate his life will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 14, 2013 at Brown Wesleyan Church by the Rev. Larry Pope and the Rev. Ralph Clayton, with the burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service and at other times at his home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, 918 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215.
You may sign the online register book at www.lowefuneralhome.com
Lowe Funeral Home & Crematory
2205 South Church Street Burlington, NC 27215
Published in TheTimesNews.com from July 11 to July 12, 2013