Steven (Spanky) Anthony Ledford

steven (spanky) ledford
Fairview – Steven "Spanky" Anthony Ledford, 60, died Monday, January 9, 2012. A native of Buncombe County, he was a son of the late James Napolean and Charlotte Sayles Ledford and was preceded in death by a nephew, Robbie Ledford. Spanky had many friends and never met a stranger because of his outgoing personality. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and loved all kinds of sports especially softball which he played for many years. He was a member of a hunting club in Whiteville and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Leicester. He attended A.C. Reynolds High School and AB Tech. Spanky was a former employee of the Biltmore Estate and Kunkle Valve Company. He is survived by a sister, Judy Morgan and her husband, Gill of Fairview; a brother, James E. Ledford and his wife, Wanda of Chesnee, SC. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews, Kelly and his wife, Arial of Knoxville, Chad Ledford of Asheville, Kristi McLain of Clearwater, Florida, Jessy Ledford of Hendersonville, Anton Morgan and his wife, Ana of Faiview, Liliana and Analaura of Fairview. A graveside service will be held at 2:00pm Wednesday at Cane Creek Cemetery in Fairview with the Reverend Stanley Adcock officiating. The family will receive friends following the graveside service at Victory Baptist Church, S. Orchard Road in East Flat Rock. Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. A friend and co-worker, always had a smile & a joke to share. A pretty darn good whittler too. Will miss seeing you around buddy.

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ledford Family at this time.

    His nickname was SPANKY, but I called him SPUNKY, because of his CRAZY personality and WONDERFUL sense of humor.

    I enjoyed fishing with SPUNKY, and playing softball, but most of all, I treasured his FRIENDSHIP…… I think that he hit a HOME RUN on Monday morning, as he crossed HOME PLATE, OUR LORD was waiting on him…

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ledford family at this time. Spanky was a special person. He always had a smile on his face and made our days at Kunkle go by a lot better. He will be missed by all. We are so fortunate to have known him.

  4. Spanky was always part of my family, even if we didn’t have the same last name. He was at our house every Christmas Eve, and he helped teach me to dance. Once he even helped me out with an art class homework assignment because I didn’t have the drawing talent that he did. He always made sure that I had plenty of candy stocked up in the freezer.

    I can’t express how sad I am to hear of his passing. I know that he will be missed. He was always so much fun.

  5. We were so sorry to hear about Spanky. I went to school with him
    He was always such a pleasure to be around. He made everyone laugh.
    Then when we were at Chestnut Hill
    Church with your wonderful parents,
    James and Charlotte we saw more of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. God Bless
    Norris and Charlotte Wright

  6. To the family, My thoughts and prayers are with you, May God comfort you during this time, I worked with Spanky for several years at Biltmore.
    Willie Warren

  7. We are sorry to hear about Spanky.
    Our thought and prayers are with the Ledford family.

  8. To the family,
    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Spanky. The family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love and Prayers,
    J.D and Jerry Brooks

  9. Spanky worked with my dad at Kunkle Valve and became like a Grandpa to me. I truly regret us losing contact with him over the years. Was so good to see his face again, but hate the circumstances. Love you Spanky! Rest In Peace. Love you!

  10. I met Spanky for the first time last summer when I started fishing at Spivey’s lake. Spanky was very friendly to me, always had a story to tell, and he gave me bait formulas so I could catch fish. I will miss his friendly hello. My condolences to his family.

  11. Sorry to hear about Spanky,he will be missed,enjoyed the time playing ball and working with him,prayers go out to the family.

  12. Sorry to hear about Spanky. I work with special needs people and Spanky took a special intrest in a guy I brought fishing with me at Spiveys. Prayers for all the family. We will miss him.

  13. Hi, I’m Butch’s (from Whiteville)sister. It’s been a few years since I’ve seen Spanky, but he’s one of those people you won’t forget. My boys who are now grown used to love to see him because they picked on him just as he picked on them. He meant a lot to our family. I know one day I’ll see him again when I get to Heaven. I know he’ll have lots more jokes and stories to tell. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. I bet he, my mama and Uncle Bud are somewhere fishin’. No telling who else they have with them. Lots of love is sent you way during this time.

  14. Spanky will be missed! He was a great guy and always fun to be around. We will remember him for his love of life and fearlessness. We will treasure the wood carving he made for our wedding – still on display in our guest room!

  15. Judy, I am so sorry about your brother. Take care and if there is anything I can do for you let me know. Our prayers are with you. Love Barbara

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