Roger Dale Ledford
January 29, 2021
Date of Service: February 7, 2021
Interment Location: Masonic Garden
Roger Dale Ledford, 70, Elizabethton, passed away peacefully, January 29, 2021 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital with his wife by his side. He was a son of the late Frank and Bertha Guinn Ledford. He was preceded in death by his brothers: Charlie & J.D. Ledford, his sister: Mary Alice Culler. His son Travis Birchfield and Casey Birchfield. He said because he loved their mother he loved her children, his brother-in-law Dean Malone and his nephew Rick Culler. He had many aunts, uncles & cousins who also preceded him in death. He was employed at Kennametal for 43 years, but his best job was working with his friends at Bowers Auto Sales. He was a 1968 graduate of Elizabethton High School. Roger was a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors: his wife Claudia Edens Ledford. They were married January 6, 1990. They are each other’s love always. His beautiful granddaughter: Reygan Grace Birchfield whom he loved dearly. She was his best fishing & bike riding buddy. His Grandson: Cory Malucrewitz. His fur babies: Katie, Sophie & Bug. His sisters: Phyllis Malone and Joann Adams and her husband, Joe. Three special Nephews: Tim, Brian & Patrick Malone. His special friends: Tony Bowers, Michael Miller, Roger Miller, Phil White, Richard Lovette, Liz & Diane, Chris & Debbie Guy, Marilyn Bowers, Dwain Minter, Bob Oliver, Jim Clark, Kenneth Garland, Roger Miller, Jerry Edward, his cruise in buddies, and a host of friends that he loved dearly.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 7, 2021 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Lou Crandall Miller and Rev. Mike Berry officiating. Interment will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. His cruise in buddies can follow him to his final resting place. Active pallbearers will be: Tony Bowers, Michael Miller, Richard Lovette and Rick Bowers. Honorary Pallbearers will be all of his friends and R.J. Bowers. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Carter County Animal Shelter, 135 Sycamore Shoals Drive, Elizabethton, TN, 37643 or the Veterans Relief Fund, 1116 East Chestnut Ave, Santa Anna, California 92701. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to the ICU nurses and doctors at Sycamore Shoals Hospital who gave him excellent care, also thanks to all who came to the house to show their respect. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, everyone is required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Ledford family.