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Mr. Albert Leonard Ledford, 87, of Icard, passed away at his home with his family by his side on Monday July 27, 2020.
Mr. Ledford was born September 9, 1932 in Clay County, NC a son of the late Rev. A.V. and Ida Sue Faulkner Ledford. Leonard served his country in the US Air Force from 1951 until 1955 where he was given special clearance and also made lifelong friends. He graduated from Hildebran High School and attended Appalachian University and retired from Clark Tire as office manager in 1996 after 30 years of loyal service.
Leonard will be remembered for his love of God, family and community service. He was an active member of Warlicks Baptist Church and was involved in several aspects of the church. He also was very involved in the Handy Man Ministry, volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and went on 43 different mission trips. His love and concern was with his wife, children and grandchildren. His hope was that they all know God's Amazing love and His promise of Eternal life.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, James Lloyd Ledford, and William "Bill" Ledford.
Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 63 years, Linda Eckard Ledford, and three daughters, Lydia (Tim) Brown of Connelly Springs, Lisa (Steve) Lail of Hickory, and Laura (Gary) Bolick of Hickory; six grandchildren, Zachary Brown, Rebekah Brown Philips, Devon Lail Gantt, Justin Bolick, Daniel Bolick and Andrew Bolick and one great-grandson, Hartwell Philips. Also surviving are his siblings, Leon, Doug, Richard, and Cecil Ledford, Naomi Daughtery and a number of nieces and nephews.
A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday July 30, 2020 at Catawba Memorial Park and a Service of Celebration will be at 4:30 P.M. Thursday at Warlicks Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Murry and Rev. Dr. Clay Ledford officiating.
The family will receive friends from 3 until 4:30 P.M. Thursday at Warlick's Baptist Church
Memorials may be made to Warlicks Baptist Church, 2684 Warlicks Church Rd., Connelly Springs, NC 28612 or Carolina Caring Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralserivce.com
Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory is assisting the Ledford family.

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