James Ledbetter, Jr., age 88 of Filer City died Sunday July 26, 2020 at his home.
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He was born October 24, 1931 in Kalamazoo, Michigan the son of the late James H. and Loella O. (Sutton) Ledbetter. He graduated from Otsego High School. James married Margaret E. Golladay at the Methodist Church in Kalamazoo, Mi, on January 7, 1949.
He was employed at Southerland Paper Company for 5 years and finished his career at Consumers Power Company as a Hydro Operator for 40 years, retiring November 1993. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Manistee. He served 10 years as a volunteer fireman in Otsego; and having been an Eagle Scout, he served 13 years as a Scoutmaster and Cubmaster BSA in Otsego.
James is survived by his wife, Margaret of Filer City; son Ronald and wife Terri Ledbetter of Manistee, daughter Dian Ledbetter of Filer City; 6 grandchildren, Kelley Brinegar, Leslie (Charlie) Dickson, Justin Hicks, Evan Ledbetter, Cristy (Matt) Woods, Jacklyn (Jeremy) Pyle; and 21 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his daughter and son in law Penny and Steve Hicks of Greenfield, Indiana, and his son James J. (Toad) Ledbetter of Manistee.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at the Manistee Church of Christ with Elder James Brand officiating. Visitation will commence at 12:30 pm. Please visit James’ personal book of memories page at www.oakgrovefh.com to share a photo or story with his family.
The family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Manistee.