Wade Curtis Ledford

wade ledford

October 29, 1968 ~ August 29, 2021

Born in: McDowell County, NC
Resided in: Arden, NC

Arden- Wade Curtis Ledford, 52, of Arden, died unexpectedly Sunday, August 29, 2021 at Mission Hospital.

A native of McDowell County, Curtis “Uncle Bob” was the son of Wade B. Ledford of Arden and of the late Nina T. Ledford.

A 1987 graduate of A.C. Reynolds High School, Curtis was an employee of Premier Homes of the Carolinas, which became his extended family. He is remembered by his love, humor, compassion for all and being a great friend.

In addition to his father, he is survived by a sister, Vernoncia Ledford and her two children, Christine Carpenter and Christian Maxwell, all of Fletcher. His niece and nephew were his world.

A Celebration of Curtis’ Life will be held on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. The family will receive friends at the funeral home immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation to Go Fund Me, Funeral Expense of Curtis Ledford.


Celebration of Life: September 4, 2021 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. What a beautiful friend you have always been. Thank you for all the love and laughter you always shared. I will miss you and promise to cheer a little harder for the heels for you. God Speed my friend.

  2. Words escape me. Curtis and I were lifelong friends. We shared many, many memories and laughs throughout the years. I will miss you my friend. Rest In Peace. Until we meet again. Hugs to the family. 💔❤️

  3. Godspeed, Curtis… We all love you and you will definitely be missed. Prayers and love to Wade and Veronica.

  4. All my love! You always inspired me to appreciate music. Thank you for the amazing memories! Love and peace for the family. Jennifer.

  5. We are beyond shocked and saddened by the passing of Curtis. He was one of our band kids at Reynolds High School. Our prayers are with his Dad, Sister, Aunt Nancy and the rest of his family. Rest in Peace, Curtis. You will be missed.

  6. Wade and Veronica, So sorry to read this about Curtis. Prayers for God to grant you Peace and Comfort as you face the days ahead without the always sweet smile of Curtis. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  7. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know he could absolutely play wonderful music at church. I know he is doing that now in heaven ….

  8. I’m truly in shock! I know you will be miss greatly by all that knew you. You were a sweet, kind, generous man with a contagious smile. You Loved your family and friends so big. I know we didn’t get to watch the Shack together, but I’ll watch it and know your getting to experience the awesomeness of God in Heaven. We grew up together and your family was like my own! I know God will hold them and be with them through this time. See you again soon! ❤️

  9. I will cherish the fond memories of youth group and good times shared with you. You always made me laugh. It won’t be long – we will all be together again. Prayers for the family. See you soon my childhood and band friend. Kay

  10. I am so so sorry for your loss. I loved Curtis and his family. He was a wonderful man and I am so thankful we had the pleasure of knowing him for many years. I know his Mom welcomed him with open arms. RIP Curtis . You will truly be missed. Love and prayers for the family. I am so sorry I could not be there today but my heart was with all of you. God Bless

  11. I am so sorry for your loss. It’s difficult to believe Curtis’s mission in life is over so soon. He has always been about supporting and sharing with family. I know you’ll always be connected by the love you have shared for a lifetime.
    Blessings for your healing from this grief from our family to yours.

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