Funeral services for Stephen Wendell Ledbetter, 71, of Terrell, TX, are scheduled for 11:00 AM, Saturday, August 21, 2021, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point. Burial will follow at White Rose Cemetery.
Stephen passed away on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, in Rockwall, TX, after battling stage 4 leukemia and COPD for 6 years.
Stephen Wendell Ledbetter was born on January 10, 1950, in Sulphur Springs, TX, to parents, Oliver Wendell Ledbetter and Nell Ruth Wells Ledbetter. He was raised in the rural Reilly Springs Community of Sulphur Springs and graduated from Sulphur Springs High School. Stephen married Linda Joyce Tull in Reilly Springs on July 5, 1974, and they lived in Terrell raising their children, Steven and Stephenie. He worked as an LVN for Colonial Hospital and later was employed by the Terrell State Hospital. Stephen continued his education to receive his degree as an RN and then retired as Lead Coordinator for Terrell State Hospital. He loved music and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was a devoted son, husband, father, grandfather and friend. He spent his life serving and caring for those in need and loving his family very well. He was a Christian who loved the LORD with all his heart.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Nell Ledbetter; grandson, Zachary Ledbetter.
Stephen is survived by his wife, Linda Ledbetter of Terrell, TX; son, Steven Ledbetter of Terrell, TX; daughters, Stephenie Farquhar of Terrell, TX, and Theresa Davis and husband, John of Mabank, TX; grandchildren, Jordan White, Cody Ledbetter, Starla Ledbetter and Justice Young, Tyler Davis, Justin Davis and Ashleigh Yvon; along with numerous great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM, Friday, August 20, 2021, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that you make donations to: Hope Pregnancy Center: 885 E. State Hwy. 243, Canton, TX 75103.
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