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W.R. ''Willy" Ledbetter

November 8, 1926 ~ February 4, 2021 (age 94)


W.R. ''Willy'' Ledbetter, 94, of Waco, passed away February 4, 2021.  Due to current restrictions, a private family memorial will be scheduled at a later date.  

W.R. ''Willy Ledbetter was born on 8 November, 1926 in Riesel, TX, to Ollie and Sophie Ledbetter.  The family moved to Waco, TX in 1928.  Willy met Frances Wiegand, the love of his life, at Waco High School in 1943 and was married on Aug 16, 1946.

He joined the Navy in 1944 and was discharged as a Petty Officer 3rd class in 1946 and joined the Marine Reserve in 1954 and was discharged as a Gunnery Sargent in 1964.  Willy worked in the Local Union #529 from 1948 until he retired in 1988.

Willy was preceded in death by his wife, Frances, a daughter, Choyce Todero, and sister, Mary Frances.

He is survived by his brother, Curtis of Utah; daughter, Donna Page and husband, Mickey of Woodway, TX; sons, Wade of Waco, and Wayne and wife Cindy of Lorena, TX; grandchildren, Ryan Page and wife Shannon, Lindsey Borselino and husband Josh, Bret Page and wife Barbara, Rachel Hoff and husband Josh, Cody Ledbetter; and great-grandchildren, Nicole, Kaci, Charlie, Zoey, Sophia, Samuel, John David, Caroline and Brazos. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Salvation Army. 

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Private Service

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Waco, TX 76706


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Tel: 1-214-956-6222

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