Robert Marcellus Ledbetter
Robert Marcellus Ledbetter, age 91, father, grandfather, and brother, passed away Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at Oaktree Plantation after an extended illness.
Born on Mar. 31, 1919, in Vina, Ala., he was a son of the late Charles A. & Peggy Weatherford Ledbetter.
Mr. Ledbetter was a lumberman, an employee of True Temper of Amory, Miss., and owned his own fabric business for many years. He was a deacon and member of First Baptist Church, Amory, Miss., over 50 years. Mr. Ledbetter enjoyed farming, gardening, carpentry work and his church.
A retired United States Army veteran, he honorably served his country in France and Germany during World War II. Mr. Ledbetter received the Bronze Star, Infantryman Army 1st Award, Occupational World War II Army Medal, Qualification Badge Combat Medal, and Victory World War II Medal.
He is survived by his six children: Robert M. “Mark” (Nancy) Ledbetter of Tupelo, Miss., Peggy (Ronald) Parham, of Hatley, Miss., Rev. Tom (Donna) Ledbetter, of Wilmington, Del., Celia (Mickey) McDonald, of Baton Rouge, La., Karen (Billy) Tiffin, of West Point, Miss., and Rev. Terry (Marla) Ledbetter, of Tupelo, Miss.; one brother, Burdette “Buddy” (Becky) Ledbetter, of Jasper, Ala.; one sister, Bertha Ross Williams, of New Orleans, La.; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three step-children: Robert (Connie) Marion, of Randolph, N.J., Rebecca (Doug) Frields, of Powatan, Va., and Pam (Anthony) Crvich, of Portland, Ore.; and several step-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wives: Mary Helen Pate, Marcelle Caldwell, and Mary Jeane Ellis Marion; brothers: Coatsworth, Charles, Billy, Douglas and John Ledbetter; sisters: Eva Wilson and Maggie Frederick; and a grandson-in-law, Brent Poor.
Funeral Services were 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at E. E. Pickle Funeral Home with Dr. Allen Simpson officiating. Burial followed in Masonic Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Tim, Clayton, Andrew and Aaron Ledbetter; Mark, Clint Alan, and Tyler Clay; Clint McNinch; John Miller; and William and Thomas Tiffin.
Honorary pallbearers were the staff of Oaktree Plantation, Amory and the staff of Legacy Hospice.
Memorials may be given to First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 540, Amory, MS 38821, Northstar Church, P. O. Box 750, Saltillo, MS 38866, Gideons International, Tupelo North Camp, P. O. Box 1073, Tupelo, MS, 38802, or to a charity of choice.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com. Arrangements for the Ledbetter family are in the care of E. E. Pickle Funeral Home, Amory.