Kenneth Thomson Ledbetter

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Kenneth Thomson Ledbetter
Kenneth Thomson Ledbetter, always known as "Kip", passed away at the age of 70 on July 17th, 2017 with his family by his side. Kip was born May 23rd, 1947 in Bethesda, MD to parents, Selman and Mary Ledbetter. The family moved to Bradenton, FL, in 1959. Graduating from Manatee High School in 1965, he was a member of the Hurricanes football and track teams. Joining the US Navy in 1966, the majority of his service was spent as a Radarman aboard the destroyer, USS Stormes. Kip attended Auburn University graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture degree and a BS in Environmental Design. A member of the AIA, he was a registered Architect in both Florida and Kentucky. Practicing architecture in Louisville, Pensacola, and Bradenton, he enjoyed a diverse range of projects including college and school buildings, historical restorations, airport expansions, banks and many other commercial and residential projects.
Kip is survived by his wife of 47 years, Bobbi (Carrington) of Bradenton, FL, his son, Christopher of Long Beach, CA, and his mother, Mary, of Freedom Village, Bradenton, FL. He was predeceased by his son, Brett, and his father, Selman. Kip enjoyed being a
father, cheering for his Auburn Tigers, riding motorcycles, fishing, and reminiscing with his lifelong MHS football buddies.
Memorial Visitation 2-3PM with Memorial Service to follow at 3PM Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 at Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel, 604 43rd Street West, Bradenton, FL, 34209. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, Inc. 5955 Rand Blvd, Sarasota, FL, 34238 for their exceptional care.
Condolences may be made to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
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Published in The Bradenton Herald on July 20, 2017
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