David Paul Ledbetter, 80, of Sherman, Texas was called to his eternal home on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.
David was born on February 9, 1941 in Lewisville, Texas to Morris Lee and Gertrude (Duwe) Ledbetter. He attended Lewisville High School and played football for Lewisville, where he served as the Captain of the football team and earned himself a full ride scholarship to Tarleton State to play ball for them. David served with the Dallas Fire Department for 24 years. He married Barbara Massey in Scroggins, Texas on June 5th, 2010. He was a member of the Southmayd Baptist church. David continued his love of football by coaching peewee football for the youth. He was a loving family man, he loved kids and was good with them.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ledbetter of Sherman; son, Mike Ledbetter of Denison; son, Danny Ledbetter of Key West; their mother; Ann Ramsey; stepchildren; Gena Williams, Roger Osborn, David Osborn, Donna Faucher, Sheri McBride Taylor, and Janie Lassen, grandchildren, Brian, Drew, and Andrew, great-grandchild, Brian, sister, Linda J. Timms of Pilot Point; brother, Billy Ledbetter and wife, Janice of Tioga; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
David was preceded in death by his parents, Morris and Gertrude Ledbetter, wife, Terry Osborn Ledbetter, sister, Martha Dungan and brother, James Ledbetter.
Pallbearers will be Firefighters from Dallas, honorary pallbearers will be Billy Walker, Heath Ledbetter, Micah Ledbetter, Graham Ledbetter, Major Ledbetter, Greyson Ledbetter, Jasper Ledbetter, and Colt Walker.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made in his honor to St. Jude at 501 St. Jude Place • Memphis, TN 38105.
Funeral Services honoring David will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, May 10, 2021 at Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro, officiated by Rev. Russell Kirkland. Interment will follow at Tioga Cemetery in Tioga, TX. A time of visitation for family and friends will be held at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Barbara, I am so sorry to hear about David. He was a really good guy. I always thought a lot of David. I just had a great conversation with him a few months back.Barbara, you are in my heart and prayers. GOD BLESS YOU. Carolyn
I started working for David p ledbetter and worked for him for many years and I was privaliged enough to meet Danny and Mike then I moved to Alaska and stayed in contact with him the whole time I lived in Alaska since 2012 to present I went to Texas last year and was able to spend quite a bit of time with David you will be deeply missed David you were like a dad to me
So sorry to hear of David’s passing. I was always impressed with his football skills and enjoyed playing with him in Lewisville.
With much love and sorrow. Many prayers for Barbara and family.
David was a good neighbor, understanding that straying horses and cows are part of country life. We will miss your assistance, kindness and pleasantness whenever we had the opportunity to speak. God bless you and your family.
Barbara, I’m so sorry to learn of David’s passing. My condolences to you and all of your family. May God bless you! Shirley Sudduth (Carolyn’s aunt)
Dear Barbara, I am so thankful that you brought so much joy and happiness into David’s life. He truly was a great man and father. I know that he will be missed by all that knew and loved him. My prayers will continue to go out to you and family as you go through this difficult time in your life.