George W. Ledford

Sunday, January 12, 1936 - Friday, March 26, 2021

Loved His Family Deeply

Photo of George W. Ledford  - 1936-2021

Candler – George W. Ledford, age 85, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 26, 2021 surrounded by his loved ones.

He was born January 12, 1936 in Haywood County to the late Reverend O. P. Ledford and the late Dollie King Ledford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Kuykendall.

George had honorably served his country in the United States Marine Corps, having served in the Korean War. He graduated from Blanton’s Business College in Asheville, and was employed with American Enka Corporation and with Sonopress, Inc. George deeply loved his family and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of his life. We give thanks for the life of George W. Ledford and what he has meant to his family and his many friends.

Surviving are his loving wife of 63 years, Peggy Free Ledford of Candler where they had made their home; 3 daughters, Pam Trull (Steve) of Candler, Karen Clark (Jeff) of Rutherfordton, and Janine Butler (David) of Lyman, SC; 5 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret Koutris; and 3 brothers, Johnny, Buddy, and James Ledford.

A memorial service to honor and celebrate the life of Mr. Ledford will be held at 3:00 pm Monday, March 29, 2021 in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Canton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Enka - Candler Fire Department at or by mail at P.O. Box 340 Candler, NC 28715 or to Four Seasons Foundation Hospice at or by mail at 211 N. Main St., Hendersonville NC 28792.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Ledford family.

Condolences from family and friends

Billy and I are so sorry for your loss. We will keep y’all in our thoughts and prayers
Teresa Gooden
I'm sorry for your loss. My thoughts and and prayers are with you and your family.
Coleen Blaylock
To the family, I am very sorry to hear of your father’s passing, but he is in a much better place now. Keep the special memories close, and may God bring you comfort at this time.
Sherry Bryan
Peggy, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Chip and Kim Plemmons
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
Jean Reynolds
Janine, David,Peggy and family, So very sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Chris and Becky Toney
Peggy and family: I was sorry to read that George passed away. My husband always spoke highly of George when he worked with him at Enka. May God give you and the family peace and comfort.
Leta Dover
Peggy and family, It was with great sadness that read of George’s passing. But it also brought back many good memories. We are thinking and praying for you. Joe and Shannon
Joe and Shannon Ward
Praying for Aunt Peggy and family he will be missed by us all we have so many special memories because of George and Peggy always willing to open up their home we were blessed and we now pray for you his precious family.
Greg and Susie Krenke
We are very sorry for the passing of your belated husband father grandfather and grand grandfather May God rest his soul
Chris and Kathy Zoumbos
I am so sad that George has passed away. I hope in time the pain will also pass and joy of the many memories will help the family during this time. Peggy I just want to say I thought George was a very honorable man with much laughter and big heart to everyone. The love for Peggy and the kids was always his greatest joy in life. I am so sorry again for your loss.
Brian Roberts
Sometimes in this life we get lucky enough to work with someone extraordinary. This was George. He treated everyone with respect and worthiness. He will always hold a special place in my heart and I was honored to work for him. Praying that the Lord holds you all in his loving arms in the coming days and gives you comfort.
Jo Metcalf
If I weren’t having a small surgery tomorrow morning, we would be there by your side. He is at peace, and you also will be. Know we love you.
Eileen and EW
Sorry for your loss. sending our love to the family, George was a real friend to me, will be missed.
Billy and Brenda Johnson
Peggy, I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m thinking of you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Pauline Wood
Pauline Wood
Sorry for your loss prayers for your family
I am praying for God’s loving peace and comfort for your family. John 14:27
Connie Deaver