New Albany, MS—Joseph Lawrence ‘Bud’ Ledbetter, Jr., died Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born June 29, 1926, in Union County to Joseph Lawrence Ledbetter, Sr., and Mittie Lee Bray Ledbetter. He was a member of Ebenezer ARP Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon. He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II. He was a founding member of the North Haven Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the American Legion. His hobbies included restoring antiques and woodworking.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 18, 2016, at United Funeral Service. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by 1 daughter: Kathy L. Dickson of Southaven; 2 brothers: Bill Ledbetter (Terrie) of CO. and Charley Ledbetter (Trish) of New Albany; a sister-in-law: Twilla Rutherford; 2 grand-dogs: Gabriel and Frisky; 1 grand-cat: Tux; and numerous nieces, nephews, family, friends, and South Central Bell friends and co-workers.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife: Margaret Rutherford Ledbetter; and 3 sisters: Opal Merritt, Geneva Tirey, and Mary Ledbetter.
Pallbearers will be Cecil Pannell, Mike McCord, Timothy Stevens, Jerry Stevens, Randall Feather, Charles Mullen, Bobby Thompson, and Justin Rutherford. Honorary pallbearers will be the American Legion and members of Ebenezer ARP Presbyterian Church.
Visitation will be Thursday, November 17, from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Ebenezer ARP Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund or any animal rescue shelter.
In honor of Mr. Ledbetter’s service to his country United Funeral Service will fly the U. S. Navy flag during his visitation and service.
For online condolences please visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.