Welcome to the memorial page for

Wilson A. (Jr.) Ledford

August 12, 1940 ~ September 29, 2017 (age 77)


Wilson (Buddy) A. Ledford, Jr, 77, of Chattanooga died on Friday, September 29, 2017.


A native of Cleveland, TN, and resident of Chattanooga, he attended Baylor School, Bradley High School, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and was a former Army National Guard Reservist.


He was an engineer with Heatec for over 30 years, an avid golfer, and funny joke teller.


He was a member of First-Centenary United Methodist Church.


He was an extraordinary loving father and husband.


He was preceded in death by his parents Wilson A. & Hazel Ledford, Pauline McQueen (Bradley) Randolph, and wife Patricia Margaret Johnson Ledford.


He was survived by wife Joan Ashley Ledford and her family; son, Jess (Tara) Ashley;  grandchildren,  Colton and Luke, all of Fayetteville, GA; daughter,  Loretta (Willie)  Wells; grandchildren, Amber and Jared, all of Atlanta, GA. Buddy is also survived by his son Wilson (Trey) A. Ledford, III of Durham, NC; daughter,  Margaret M. Ledford ( David L Radunsky) of Miami, FL; sisters Willene (Bill) Pardue of Chattanooga, and Marti (John M.) Powell  of Cleveland, Tn.


Services will be held Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 @ 5:30pm in the Kate Lyle West Chapel at First-Centenary United Methodist Church,  419 McCallie Ave.


The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the American Heart Association.

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Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.

 Service Information

Funeral Service
September 30, 2017

5:30 PM
First Centenary United Methodist Church
419 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN

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