Charles Edward Ledford, 75, of Elizabethton, passed away Monday, February 2, 2013, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton following an extended illness.
A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Frank and Bertha Guinn Ledford.
Mr. Ledford was a 1957 graduate of Happy Valley High School and attended Elizabethton Business College. He served in the United States Air Force.
Mr. Ledford was a retired superintendent with Kennametal, Johnson City. He attended West Side Christian Church and was a former Director of the Boys Club.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, J.D. Ledford.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Scutt Ledford; two daughters, Karen Ledford and Donna Ledford, both of Elizabethton; two sons, Gary Ledford and wife Kate, Hickory, N.C., and Michael Ledford, Spartanburg, S.C.; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandson; three sisters, Phyllis Malone, Johnson City, JoAnn Adams and Mary Alice Culler, both of Elizabethton; and a brother, Roger Ledford and wife Claudia, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Graveside services for Mr. Ledford for immediate family and friends will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 6, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday. Condolences to the Ledford family may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.