10/28/17–Charles V. “Chuck” Ledford, Jr.


Charles V. “Chuck” Ledford, Jr. of Tullahoma passed this life peacefully on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the age of 52. Mr. Ledford was born in Mt. Holly, New Jersey to the late Charles V. Ledford, Sr., and the surviving Mary Carhart Ledford. During his life, Chuck proudly served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps during The Gulf War. Later in life, Charles worked as an electrician and as a mason for Brindley and Son’s Construction Co. and Brown Construction. Many Tullahoma residents may have seen him, he is the man behind the Downtown Revitalization project, and could be found laying brick and pouring concrete there. A long-time member of the NRA, he was an avid gun, knife and fishing lure collector. During his life, he became a wonderful husband, father, and friend. He enjoyed fishing with his son, playing dolls with his granddaughter, boating with his best friend, and being the greatest man his wife and daughter ever knew.  He was an honest man, a hard worker, jack-of-all trades, a mountain man with a heart of gold. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Lori Ledford, his son Logan Ledford, his daughter Auburn Ledford and her fiancé Tyler Marshall, his granddaughter Braelyn Paisley Marshall, his puppy, Yuli Bug, and dear friends David, Angie, and Kirsty Brown. He is also survived by two brothers, Danny and Kevin Ledford, a sister Jessica Cardwell, and many nieces and nephews.  A celebration of Charles’ life will be held on Friday, October 27, 2017 from 5:00pm-8:00pm at Kilgore Funeral Home. A graveside service officiated by Leo Bechard with military honors will take place Saturday, October 28th at 11:00am at Hurricane Cemetery in Moore County followed by a balloon release. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, there has been an account set in the name of Charles Ledford and Braelyn Marshall at Trader’s National Bank where donations can be made. Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.