Funeral services for Mr. J.B. Ledbetter, 87, of Livingston, were held at 2 p.m., Monday, October 7, 2019, from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Jeremy Gengler officiating. Burial followed in Daniels Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Overton County Veterans Honor Guard.
Mr. Ledbetter passed from this life Tuesday evening, October 1, 2019, from St. Thomas West in Nashville.
J.B. was a barber on the Livingston Courthouse Square for many years. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Livingston and a 50-year member of Livingston Masonic Lodge #259. J.B. enjoyed gardening, raising pigs and cattle on his farm, country and gospel music, squirrel hunting, and fishing with his family. He also enjoyed target shooting and Cadillacs. J.B. was a strong Democrat and never missed an election.
Born April 11, 1932, in the Howards Chapel Community in Overton County, he was the son of the late Bradley and Bessie Garrett Ledbetter.
In addition to his parents, J.B. was preceded in death by two sisters, Jewel Bilbrey Bagby and Betty Ledbetter; an infant brother, John Ledbetter; and six other brothers, Bevy, Larry Paul, Bethel, Levy, Bradley “Son”, and Clifford “Cannonball” Ledbetter.
J.B. leaves behind his wife of 34 years, Denise Karen Thebeau Ledbetter of Livingston; three sons, Timothy J.B. Ledbetter and Brad Ledbetter and wife Tiffany, all of Livingston, and Brett Allen Wilcox and wife Michelle of Toledo, OH; a daughter, Tammy Dailey and husband Eddie of Livingston; eight grandchildren, Lucas Dailey, Adam Snyder, Aliyah Snyder, Cheyenne Snyder, Payton Wilcox, Bridget Wilcox, Georgia Wilcox, and Theodore Wilcox; a sister, Joyce Wakefield of Livingston; a brother, Carl Ledbetter and wife Janice of Livingston; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.
Pallbearers were Eddie Dailey, Lucas Dailey, Troy Vaughn, Larry Eldridge, and Kenneth Reeder.
Serving as honorary pallbearers were Roger Thebeau, James (Lonnie) Garrett, and Harold Thebeau Jr.
Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home.