David Ledford

Born: Mon., Nov. 18, 1946
Died: Sun., Sep. 22, 2019


5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Tue., Sep. 24, 2019
Location: Long House Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Sep. 25, 2019
Location: Shoal Creek Baptist Church

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Obituary of David Ledford

David Ledford, age 72, of Cherokee, NC passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Cherokee Indian Hospital in Cherokee, NC.  Mr. Ledford was born November 18, 1946 in Cherokee, NC. He is preceded in death by his parents,  Mason and Lillian (Teesateskie) Ledford and sisters Velma Lossiah and Alyne Watty.

He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years,  Patsy (Everhart) Ledford. He also leaves behind his children; Cynthia Ledford and Melvin Ledford, both of Cherokee, NC. In addition are his grandchildren; Hannah Ledford and Tyler Ledford, along with a beloved nephew that was like a son to him, Jacob (Whitney)Reed. He was Pops to their daughter Ansley (Morning Glory).

He is also survived  by his sisters Rose (Skipper) Sneed, Lula Ledford and Christine Walkingstick, and  his brother Calloway (Martha) Ledford Sr. He also leaves behind his aunt Amy Smoker.

Mr, Ledford was an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and a fluent speaker of the Cherokee Language. He served in the Army from May 1, 1968 to April 22, 1970. He then worked for the United States Government  for 33 years as a Heavy Equipment Operator on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Mr. Ledford was a proud member of the Steve Youngdeer Post 143 of the American Legion.

Visitation will be at Long House Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 24,2019 from 5:00pm – 9:00pm.

Mr. Ledford will be escorted from Long House Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 25,2019 by the Brothers in the Wind at 9:30am to Shoal Creek Baptist Church, 184 Shoal Creek Church Loop, Whittier, NC 28789.

Funeral Services will be conducted at Shoal Creek Baptist Church on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 11:00am with Military Funeral Honors to follow at Blythe Cemetery, Cherokee.


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Dr. Wolfe and Team
   Posted Tue September 24, 2019
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Bill & Bunny Burnett
   Posted Tue September 24, 2019
Patsy, our thoughts and prayers re with you and the rest of David's family & friends. May the Lord grant you all solace.

Buddy and Melissa Chandler
   Posted Wed September 25, 2019
Patsy, just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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