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James Franklin Ledbetter

James Franklin Ledbetter entered the fullness of life on Tuesday, June
21, 2022. He was born June 3, 1939, in Gadsden, AL where he lived
most of his 83 years. For the last three years, he resided in Birmingham,
Shelby County, AL. Mr. Ledbetter attended Etowah High School where
he was a talented football player. He served as team captain, All
County, All State, and the teams most outstanding lineman. Upon
graduation, he received a scholarship to the University of Georgia but
an injury and surgery his first year prevented him from seeing varsity
action. He was one of the first to join and play for the Gadsden Raiders
semi-pro football team. Mr. Ledbetter spent his professional career at
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company and was a supervisor at Goodyear
Warehouse. He is preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Joyce
Ledbetter; brother, Lavonne Ledbetter; and sister, Faye Ledbetter
Dooley. He leaves behind wife, Cherie Kerr Ledbetter; daughter, Dawn
Ledbetter Ford (Mike Ford); grandsons Jared and Brantley Bush; great
grandchildren, Braden, Brody, Arilyn, and Bristol Bush. He is also
survived by sister, Evelyn Gowens and sister-in-law Cynthia Ledbetter.
Mr. Ledbetter was blessed to have also had a large and loving extended
family along with friends who will miss his kind and outgoing nature
very much. Special thanks to the nurses and staff at Plantation Manor
Nursing Home and Southeast Hospice including Reverend Ernie Willis. If
desired, friends and family can make memorial contributions to
Alzheimer Foundation of America ( A memorial
service celebrating the life of Mr. Ledbetter will be held at Helena
United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. with
Reverend Rusty Tate officiating. The family will receive friends at a
reception following the service in the Fellowship Hall.

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