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Frederick M. Ledbetter

April 18, 1939 - April 18, 2020

Frederick Maurice Ledbetter, 80, of Hudson, FL and formerly of Hendersonville, NC died after an extended illness early Saturday morning, April 18, 2020 with his family by his side in Kissimmee, FL.

Mr. Ledbetter was born in Hendersonville, NC on Monday, October 30, 1939 to the late Maurice and Josephine (Collins) Ledbetter. He proudly served his country during the Vietnam Era in the United States Air Force. He was employed by Dupont Manufacturing Co. until his retirement in the 1990’s.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife, Elizabeth L. Wyllie of Hudson, FL; his loving son, William M. Ledbetter and his wife, Tonya of Anderson SC, and his daughter, Susan M. Simpson of Hendersonville, NC. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Samantha N. Thompson, Corey S. Lenz, William C. Ledbetter, Colin J. Lenz, Kasandra L. West, Loren N. Lenz, Logan R. Lenz, Chance F. Simpson along with thirty great-grandchildren; three sisters, Patricia I. “Pat” Andreu and her husband, Wiley, Betty C. Franks, Brenda J. Norton and her husband, Bill; two brothers, Russell W. “Bo” Ledbetter and his wife Ann and David “Colin” Ledbetter. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death his brother Larry Ledbetter.

A graveside service to celebrate Mr. Ledbetter’s life will be two o’clock Friday afternoon, April 24, 2020, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with Rev. Matthew A. Metzger officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon to 1:45 pm in Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 538 Tracy Grove Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792 (828) 692-9188.

Memorial contributions may be offered to the American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park, Asheville, NC 28801 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Fred will be forever missed by his loving wife, family and many close friends.

Arrangements are in the care of Forest Lawn Funeral Home of Hendersonville, NC. Online condolences may be shared at

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Date: Friday, April 24, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm


Forest Lawn Funeral Home

538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Service Information

Date: Friday, April 24, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm


Forest Lawn Memorial Park

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Date: Friday, April 24, 2020


Forest Lawn Memorial Park

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