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Saturday March 14th, 2020
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Appalachian Funeral Services Chapel
Saturday March 14th, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Robert Anthony Ledford

Robert "Poppa Rob" Ledford, 59, of Sylva, went home to be with the Lord Sunday March 8, 2020. He was the son of the late Donald and Mamie Ledford and had been a resident of Jackson and Haywood County most of his life. He worked at Jackson Paper for over 35 years and had just recently earned his pilots licence and enjoyed flying his plane. He also enjoyed riding motorcycles but his life was dedicated to his children, stepchildren, grandchildren, his family and his extended family at Jackson Paper. He was a loving father, grandfather, fiance, brother and uncle. His extended family knew him as "The Professional" In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his brother in law Mark Stedman. He is survived by his daughters; Cassie (George Neslen) of Sylva Kellie of Waynesville Granddaughters- Aspen and Dree Fiance- Sherie Gentes of Sylva Stepdaughters- Coral, Shelby and Chelsea Sisters- Cindy Justice of Sylva Donna Jones of Sylva Julie Ricca of Florida Niece- Becky Justice of Sylva Nephew- Isaac Jones of Sylva Funeral Services will be held 2:00 pm Saturday March 14 in the Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services. The family will be receiving friends from 12:00 until 2:00 prior to the Service at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Ledford Family Cemetery.

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Cindy, Donna, I am so sorry for your loss. Robert was such a great young man, from reading his obituary, I see he continued to be loved and respected by all who knew him. Memories are precious and they are a source of comfort and joy when the days are long. My family was blessed to have traveled a path that allowed us to be with your family for a season.

Sharon Carden Rhodes May 4 2020 12:00 AM

As soon as I met Robert, just under 15 years ago, we clicked. I am blessed to have met him, but heartbroken that the time was so short. My husband, Mario, who brought us together and my family who met Robert are also devastated. My little brother will always have a piece of my heart. Julie Ricca

Julie Ricca Mar 13 2020 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone during this time. Robert was such a wonderful neighbor and friend. He would always greet me with warm hugs and a smile. I have some wonderful memories with him and lots of laughs. He will be forever missed! Big hugs to everyone who was blessed to know him. <3

Lacy Ensley Mar 13 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Ledford

Lacy Ensley Mar 13 2020 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Robert's family and friends. I knew Robert since 10th grade and he always had time to talk and take a laugh! We ran in different circles but we considered each other friends. Kellie and Cassie your Father loved you so much! Just remember that loved ones never go away, They are always by our side, looking over us and walking with us. God Bless !

Jeff Carpenter Mar 13 2020 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you peace and comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Janet Dean Childers Mar 10 2020 12:00 AM

Robert, my old friend, oh how I'll miss your humor, you persistence, and your random texts and voicemails I would get many years after I left my NC family. You were 1 of a kind and would do anything for anyone. My heart goes out to your family that you always talked about so much and loved so deeply. Rest in Peace to the #1 Professional that ever lived!

Lisa Scully Mar 9 2020 12:00 AM

We are blessed to have known Robert for many years, The respect he showed us, the beautiful granddaughters and precious little great-granddaughters he helped bring into our lives have given us infinite joy. Seemingly one of his favorite talents was preparing a delicious meal for his family. He will remain a cherished memory. Thad and Valaree Crawford

Valaree Crawford Mar 9 2020 12:00 AM

Prayers for all...So many memories of such a Wonderful man!

Lisa McMahan Mar 9 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Ledford

Lisa McMahan Mar 9 2020 12:00 AM

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