Joe Ledford, age 74, of Faith Way in Spruce Pine, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at his home.

Born on February 12, 1946, he was the son of the late Grover and Grace Bartlett Ledford. He was also preceded in death by his brothers; Roy, Raleigh, Ronald, Donald, Ray and Ralph Ledford and his sisters; Christine Vadaz, Carlene Murdock, Ruth Randolph, and Ilene Harrison.

Joe was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He enjoyed fishing and classic cars.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife; Marie Carpenter Ledford of the home; his sons; Chad Allen Ledford of Spruce Pine, NC; and Jeffery Keith Ledford and wife, Kelly of Marion; his stepson; Travis Dale McKinney of Spruce Pine; his grandsons; Elijah Colton Ledford and wife, Taylor of Marion; Joseph Tyler Allison of Marion; and Ransom Blake Ledford of Spruce Pine; granddaughter; Tequilla Cheyenne Ledford of Marshall; great grandsons; Samuel Jase Ledford and Raylan Thomas Ledford both of Marion; several loved nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special ‘Thank You’ to Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge for their wonderful care of Joe during his illness.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to; Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777 www.hospiceblueridge.com

In accordance with Mr. Ledford’s wishes, no services are planned at this time.

Funeral Homes