April 4, 1929 ~ August 28, 2020
JJ Ledbetter, age 91, of Aberdeen died Friday, August 28, 2020 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.
He was born in Montgomery County to the late Andrew and Sally Dennis Ledbetter and spent most of his life living and working in Moore County. He served briefly in the US Navy and early in life was instrumental in starting the Aberdeen Rescue Squad. He was also a firefighter for the Southern Pines Fire Department, worked as a Moore County Sheriff’s deputy and also with the Aberdeen, Pinehurst, and Whispering Pines Police Departments. His last job was working as a heavy equipment operator.
He was preceded in death by brothers Jack (Betty), Curtis (Juanita) and Roy (Ernestine) Ledbetter; sister Louise Phillips; and brother-in-laws Ray Tyndall and Ben Moody.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Margaret McCrimmon Ledbetter; daughter Yvonne Kirk of Aberdeen; sister Betty Davis (Hubert) of Holden Beach, Opal Thompson (Roy) of Aberdeen, Glenna Tyndall of Aberdeen, Blondel Moody of Gastonia; son-in-law Gerald Kirk of Aquadale; grandchildren Amy Kirk of Aberdeen and John Kirk of Charlotte; beloved dog Frankie and great-granddog Gracie.
A graveside service will be 11:00 AM Monday at Lakeview Cemetery with Pastor Steve Turner officiating.
Services are entrusted to Powell Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made at PinesFunerals.com