Sherman Ledbetter

Funeral services for Sherman Ellis Ledbetter, 72, Lawrence will be held at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.  Mr. Ledbetter died May 12, 2012 of complications due to congestive heart failure at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

 He was born on January 12, 1940 in Competition, Missouri the son of Charles W. and Mary A. (Dorris) Ledbetter. 

Sherman was a construction worker in Building and Trades.  He was a member of the Local Union 1290. 

He married Mary Anna Wright on May 2, 1959 in Mountain Grove, Missouri.  She survives of the home. 

Other survivors include two daughters, Laura Griffith, Virginia, Sherry Wolford, Perry, KS; son, Randy Ledbetter, Perry, KS; sister, Lola Lathrom, Oregon; 7 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews other family and friends.

The family will greet friends from 4-6 p.m. prior to the service on Wednesday.

22 Condolences

  1. Misty Anglin on May 13, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    We will miss you dearly Grandpa!! May you rest in peace and we will meet again!! Love you!!

  2. Jackie&Oria HUBBARD on May 13, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Rest in peace

  3. Brenda on May 13, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Rest in peace, Uncle Sherman.

  4. Chip Anglin on May 13, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Rest In Peace Mr Ledbetter. You were a fun guy to talk to.

  5. Pansy,Hailey,Shawn and Ricky Smith on May 13, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    We are so sorry you were such a nice person.We are glad we got to meet you.

  6. Bambi Marshall on May 13, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Grandpa it took me many years to forgive you since 1998 but you are someone who helped shape me into the person who I am. You taught me how to live on my own and I love you for that. I know that you have found eternal happiness and I will see you again one day. Rest in Peace.

  7. Sandra Anglin on May 13, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    It was nice getting to know you via skype at Laura’s and at the cookout when you came to Virginia and at Chip and Misty’s wedding. RIP

  8. Ginger (McDowell) Fryberger on May 13, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    My heart goes out to the Ledbetter family. I know first hand that words can not even come close to comforting you right now. I lost my mother to a stroke on April 16th. Part of me went with her. Please let me know if you need anything or if there is anything I can do to make this time of sorrow easier. My deepest sympathy. Ginger

  9. Jackie and Lynda Spence on May 14, 2012 at 6:59 am

    So sorry for the loss of your dad, no words can fill the void but we are praying for all of you, take care.

  10. Candice Murphy and Family on May 14, 2012 at 9:10 am

    To the Ledbetter Family my heart goes out! I recently lost my brother and I know the pain you are feeling. My thoughts and prayers are with you now. Randy I am so sorry for your loss.

  11. Patsy Guthrie on May 14, 2012 at 10:28 am

    So sorry to hear about you dad Laura will keep you and your family in my prayers

  12. Bill & Jamie Pettengill on May 14, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Our thoughts are with your family right now. Sherman was a great man & we are happy we knew him. Rest in peace Sherman.

  13. Bill & Jamie Pettengill on May 14, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Our thoughts are with your family right now. Sherman was a great man & we are happy we knew him. Rest in peace Sherman.

  14. Amber Patterson on May 14, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    I love you grandpa, and so do my kids. You will be missed everyday and know that you can never be replaced in our hearts. I am the person I am today because of you. Thank you. Thank you for loving me with all your heart.

  15. M. Johnson on May 14, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    My deepest sympathy to the family on the loss of your loved…In time, as your heart heals, you will find comfort and peace in the memories you have to cherish.(Romans 15:4)

  16. Ronda Green on May 14, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Please know that our condolences are with you and your family at this hard time. Eric and Ronda Green

  17. Amber Patterson on May 15, 2012 at 2:13 am

    Due to the fact that I do not beleive that I can keep my composure during the service, I have decided to post what I would say on here.

    My grandfather was not the easiest man to get along with. He would argue with you over anything just to proove that he was right and that you needed to get your head out of your ass. There were several times that he had to show me all the ways I was messing up, sometimes more verbally than others. But because that man was never afriad to say thing AS HE SAW THEM, I was able to grow up into the woman that I am today. I have a stong will, the ability to hold my head high in horrible situations, the ability to love unconditionally, and the temper to make sure that I not only get my point across but the ability to get the job done. I was graced with the knowledge to know that you never miss work unless there is a da** good reason, that you never talk down to your mother or your elders, and always tell the truth cause a lie will always bite you in the ***. Grandpa lived his life his way, under his terms. I know that he is happy to have lived long enough to see his kids, grandkids and his great grandkids. We have all been touch by his unfailing love. I pushed my limits and I tried him so many times that I’m surprised he could ever forgive me, but he did. His love was what got me through any hard times that I endured, or any situation I couldn’t face on my own. He was just a big teddy bear playing at being a grizzly bear. To anyone who is reading this, you are either smiling or crying and that is because you knew grandpa and you know every word of this is true. He was a great man, and awesome father, and an even better grandpa. There will never be one like him. Grandpa I love you. -Amber

  18. Garry DaVIS on May 15, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Laura, Sorry to hear about your lost. I will keep you and your family in prayers. God Bless you all

  19. Kelley Fenley - Smith on May 15, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    I should have come to visit more often, but Uncle Sherman was always larger than life in my world. His attitude toward life and being yourself have given me strength on more than one occasion. I will miss him. Love to all.

  20. MIKE HADL on May 15, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Dear Mary and Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time….Mike LRM & 1290…

  21. Bryan & Cheryl Stephens on May 15, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss! May God bless you all and show you comfort during this sad time!!

  22. All on May 16, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    You will be missed! We all love you! Rest in Peace! No more pain, you are well!

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