Rodger Daniel Ledford

March 30, 1943 ~ May 1, 2012

Mr. Rodger Daniel Ledford, 69, went to be with our Lord, Tuesday, May 01, 2012, at Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Johnson City, he was the son of the late Nevielle and Cora Mae Pate Ledford. Rodger was a member of East View Freewill Baptist Church and worked at AO Smith Cline for over 23 years as a machine welder. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers, Junior and Jimmy Ledford and one sister, Hazel Brummitt. He is survived by his son, Johnny Dale Ledford; two daughters, Angela Ledford and Mechelle Turbyfill and husband Dennis, all of Johnson City; girlfriend Patricia Johnson, of the home; six grandchildren, Brandon Canter and wife Laura, Kelssie Canter, Meagan Gray, Alisha Gray, Carl James Talton, and Zachary Talton; two great grandchildren, Noah and Skyler Canter; and two sisters, Emily Miller and Lilly Mae Sells. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102, Johnson City, 37601 The family will receive friends, Saturday, May 5, 2012, 6-8pm, at Morris Baker Funeral Home. Services will immediately follow at 8pm, with Pastors Gary Hodges and Wesley Ward officiating. Entombment will be held, Sunday, May 6, 2012, 2pm, at Monte Vista Memorial Park Mausoleum.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I have been searching for the right words to say but it seems that I never can. But the words of Jesus Christ, the Son of God seem to be most fitting, they are “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27) As the Savior had His dark Friday where all the world seemed to be hopeless, His Sunday surely came just as well when He triumphed over death. We will all have our dark Fridays in this life, but our Sunday will too someday come just as surely. Take courage, Uncle Rodger is well now, with family and friends who have gone on before. He is with my father and there they await us for a glorious reunion. We must live worthy of such great promises. My prayers are with you at this time of separation. Sincerely, Ralph J. Miller Jr.

  2. Anonymous says:

    rodger was a joy and bleesing for me in my life all these years we were close friends.i will miss him dearly .my heart goes out to his girlfriend pat who was with him all these years and stood by him during his battle with cancer his kids who he love dearly and grandkids my prayers are with you all and his sisters who he loved may god bless you all love phyllis

  3. Anonymous says:

    And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you. John 16:22 I never got to meet Rodger but I did know him through his daughter Angela. The daughter is the reflection of the man. Now that man has been called home by his father, there to wait for us to be called. He is loved by so many and he will help prepare for us.

  4. Anonymous says:

    We were only around Mr. Ledford on a couple of occasions and found him extremely sweet, kind and gentle. Angela, we are so sorry for your loss, God blesses us, you were blessed through your father, he was blessed through you. May God comfort you and your family. With deepest sympathy, Claude and Cindy

  5. Anonymous says:

     I am grateful and humbled that I was able to visit with your family this past year and again at Christmas sharing in the experience having you guys together, even the line dancing  dog and seeing the smile on Rodgers face surrounded by family as we enjoyed the evening.   I listened to Rodger talk about you guys over the course of several visits, he was most passionate about his family and deeply loves you all as you know. Rodger was strong when he needed to be to protect his family, and humble and loving where it counted,  he put others needs above his own with a heart greater than gold, he was always so kind to me and gracious since I have known him.  I’ll miss you Rodger and always carry the example you set by how you treated others  in my heart! ~Bree

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