James "David" Ledbetter

Wednesday, December 1, 1965 - Sunday, September 4, 2022

Wonderful Dad, Papaw, Brother, and Son

Photo of James "David" Ledbetter  - 1965-2022

Waynesville- James David Ledbetter, age 56, passed away Sunday, September 4, 2022.

David was born December 1, 1965 and was a lifelong resident of Haywood County. He had been employed with Evergreen Packaging and also worked as a self-employed landscaper.  A true outdoorsman, David would spend many hours hunting among the mountains where he was born and raised and fishing in his favorite streams.  Camping was also something that David enjoyed with his family and friends and the happy memories they shared will be treasured forever.  David had been blessed with a wonderful personality and he was always a joy and lots of fun to be around.  We shall all remember David as a good, honest, and dependable man. In the words of his son, “He was a great dad and a perfect father figure to his children.”

Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Daniel Wayne Ledbetter and Peggy Jenkins Ledbetter of Waynesville; his son, Tyler Ledbetter and Heather of Waynesville; his daughter, Kali Ledbetter of Canton; a grandson, Rylan Clark; a granddaughter, Nova-Lii Ledbetter; a brother, Michael Ledbetter and Anna of Clyde; his nephew, Blake; his wife, Amber Walton Ledbetter; his former wife and mother of his children, Donna Caldwell Griffith; also many friends

The funeral service to honor and celebrate the life of David will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, September 14, 2022 in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home. Pastor Chris Willett will be officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

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

Condolences from family and friends

I hate that David’s life was cut short, so sad. I wish he could have watched his grand babies grow up. Him and Dad have a lot of hunting to do up there.
Christy McMahon
Thinking of you all during this sad time. Wishing you peace and good memories of your time with David. Sending love.
Scott & Heather Francis and family
David will be greatly missed, he was the same age as my younger brother Randy. I remember him as a young kid, such a nice kid. Sending my prayers to all the family and especially cousin Peggy.
Cathy Ramsey Setser
Tyler, Kali, Was so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Know that he will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to all of you. Tyler I know it'll be hard and Kali I know you loved him also. Just rejoice in knowing that one day will you be reunited, never to be a part again. My heart breaks for Donna as well. May GOD bless all of you and give you peace and comfort.
Kathey Surrett Henderson
David was a great guy and always fun to be around. I will never forget our “bowling alley” days. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Lisa Greer Greene