William Ledford, 59 of New Castle, passed away Thursday, August 22. He was a kind and loving person who always had time for others. He looked forward to his trips to the Smokey Mountains every year with Judy, Billy, Erin and Donald. He had worked at Ingersoll-Rand, N&S Railways and General Electric and loved working on his guns.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Lucy Ledford, Sr. and brother Mike Ledford. He is survived by loving wife of 25 years, Judy Ledford; daughter and son-in-law, Kristy and Sam Wyatt; daughter, Nicky Harless; daughter and son-in-law, Erin and Donald Dressler: five grandchildren, Makenna and Logan Wyatt, Maria, William, and Joel Dressler; sisters, Sherry (Edward) Elmore, New Castle, VA (adoptive parents), Patty (Gary) Crawford, Ohio, Bonnie (Bruce) Warf, Oriskany, VA, Jackie Yancey, W.V.: brothers, Charlie (Debbie) Ledford, Michigan, George (Jeanie) Ledford, Covington, Toby (Sandy) Ledford, Oriskany, Ronnie (Mary Ann) Ledford, Covington, Howard (Lisa) Ledford, Jr., Roanoke; sister-in-law, Brenda Ledford; special friends, Billy Hancock, Tommy Gross, Jeff Akers, Morgan Lowman, Herbie & Sue Hancock, Mark & Dana Nelson; and many more too numerous to mention.
Funeral Services, officiated by Pastor Kenny Davis, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 25, at Paitsel Funeral Home. Interment followed at Huffman Memorial Park. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 24, at Paitsel Funeral Home. Arrangements were by Paitsel Funeral Home. www.paitselfh.com