James Ledbetter

James Weldon Ledbetter Jr.

Saturday, August 30th, 1952 - Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
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James “Jim” Ledbetter Jr. of Temple, Tx passed from this life in the early hours of Tuesday February 18, 2020 with his family by his side after a long battle with illness at a local hospital. He was 67.

Mr. Ledbetter was born in Taylor, TX to James Sr. and Doris (Martinets) Ledbetter on August 30, 1952. He married his high school sweetheart Ellen Love in Temple, Tx in 1972. The two would walk through life hand in hand for 47 years, raising their two children Kelli and James, both of which James Jr. loved very much and was very proud of. Mr. Ledbetter was a devoted Christian man who loved music, writing poetry, art, painting and most of all spending time with his beloved grandchildren. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Holland, TX, an officer with the Temple Police Department from 1972-1984, and a devoted Wilsonart employee for twenty years.

Mr. Ledbetter Jr. is preceded in death by his father James Sr. and his sister Jaclyn Zabcik.

He leaves many behind to cherish his memory, including his dear wife Ellen Ledbetter, his daughter Kelli Hargrove (Cory), his son James Ledbetter III (Jenna), his mother Doris Ledbetter, as well as his three grandchildren; Hunter Hargrove & Wyatt and Whitley Ledbetter.

Services for Mr. Ledbetter Jr. will take place at 2 o’clock p.m. on Friday February 21, 2020 at the Taylors Valley Baptist Church in Temple, TX. He will be laid to rest in the Holland Cemetery immediately following the service. The family will be accepting visitors at the funeral home on Thursday night between the hours of 5 and 7 o’clock p.m.

Hewett-Arney Funeral Home of Temple is entrusted with arrangements.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 20th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, February 20th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Hewett-Arney Funeral Home
    14 W. Barton Ave
    TEMPLE, TX 76501
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  • Service

    Friday, February 21st, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Friday, February 21st, 2020 2:00pm
    Taylors Valley Baptist Church
    2497 W Fm 93 Hwy (254) 939-0503
    TEMPLE, TX 76504
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  • Interment

    Friday, February 21st, 2020 |
    Friday, February 21st, 2020
    Holland Cemetery
    North Franklin St.
    HOLLAND, TX 76534
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Dean Chambers

Posted at 12:38am
Jimmy and I went from Jefferson elementary, Lamar jr high and Temple high together he was a great person I'll always remember when we were in Jefferson he had a crush on Marylin Monroe I'm sure his family will miss him as I said he was a great person

Regina Miller

Posted at 11:14am
RIP Mr. Ledbetter! I graduated with Judy Ledbetter. I presumed she was a relative and wanted to offer my condolences to the family.


Posted at 09:06pm
Trey and your family’s sorry about you lost one you and your family’s are in my prayers and thoughts at this difficult time .

Becky and Greg Smart

Posted at 03:05pm
Our thoughts and prayers are for all of you. May God fill your hearts with happy memories.

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Posted at 01:10pm
Dear Ledbetter family, We are thinking about you all during this difficult time. Love, Lange family
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