Wade Ledford

Published 9:08 am Monday, February 2, 2015

Wade Ledford, 70, of Elizabethton, passed away on Thursday, January 29, 2015, at his residence.
Wade was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Homer Wade and Matilda Opal Cole Ledford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Christina Lynn Ellison, and a brother, Dayton Ledford.
Mr. Ledford had worked as a plumber and pipefitter. He was a member of Blue Springs Christian Church and was a United States Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Shirley Ann Swift Ledford, of the home; three children, Jesse Ledford and wife Judy, Dawn Sheffield and husband Deon, and Crystal Ledford and Michael Lyons, all of Elizabethton; eight grandchildren, Heather Ellison, Jessica Ledford, Olivia Presnell, Katelyn “Katy” Presnell, Autumn Sheffield, Malachi Presnell, Jon Perkins and Logan Jenkins, all of Elizabethton; two sisters, Ruth Elliott and Mary Lee Williams, both of Elizabethton; a special sister-in-law, Brenda Ledford of North Carolina; and a special cousin and friend, Wade Edminson.
A service to honor the life of Wade Ledford will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday, February 1, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Pastor Ronnie Edwards and Pastor Norman Markland officiating. Music will be provided by Mike Laws and Jessica Ledford. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday or at the residence at anytime. The graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, February 2, at the residence. Military Honors will be conducted by the Carter County Honor Guard. Active pallbearers will be Jon Perkins, Logan Jenkins, Charlie Ruppe, Doug Combs, Billy Rash, Jacob Rash, David Holtsclaw, Jimmy Holtsclaw and Joseph Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Alfred Carter, Kurt Carter, Lonnie Carter, Frank Culler, Burl Mast, Rick Trivette and Cooter Williams. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the residence at 9:50 a.m. Monday. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 2335 Knob Creek Road, Suite 101, Johnson City, TN 37604. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book or by fax at (423) 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Ledford family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.

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