Donnie "Don" Allen Ledbetter

September 29, 1948January 8, 2019

Waynesville-Donnie “Don” Allen Ledbetter, 70 went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, after having an apparent heart attack at his residence. Don was born in Livingston, TN on September 29, 1948, to the late Sidney and Addie Smith Ledbetter. He enjoyed fishing, NASCAR, and walking around Lake Junaluska. Don had been retired for 3 years after working as a meat cutter for 52 years.

Don is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Phyllis Arrington Ledbetter; daughters, Angie Ledbetter and Crystal Olcott; eight brothers and sisters; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, January 10, at Panther Creek Baptist Church with the Reverend Ronald Greene officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12-2 PM prior to the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Panther Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund at 166 Weaver Russell Rd, Clyde, NC 28721.



  • Visitation Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 10, 2019


  • Burial

Donnie "Don" Allen Ledbetter

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Laura Rinehardt

January 10, 2019

Phyllis, I am so saddened to hear of Don’s passing. I loved working with him at Food Lion and talking with y’all when we ran into each other. He always encouraged me to make a better life for myself. He was a good one. Praying for you during this hard time.

Darlene Hannah

January 10, 2019

Dear Phyllis, I know your heart is broken & you are full of grief because you lost your soul mate. I am so sorry for your pain & I wish I could make it go away but I can't. You & Don had something special just like Roger & I do and we are a few of the lucky ones because not all people are lucky enough to find their true soul mate. I know it's going to be hard and I hope you will call me to talk,cry,or come sit with you whenever you feel the need and I truly mean this Phyllis. I love you & I will do whatever I can to help you in anyway I can. Roger & I both have been praying for you & we will keep you & his family in our thoughts & prayers. Our door is always open stop by anytime you want to. You are very special to us & we love you! May God give you comfort as he holds you in his loving arms. Sincerely & With Love, Darlene & Roger.

Teresa Glance

January 10, 2019

I send my deepest sympathy to you and your family during this sad time. May the Good Lord wrap his arms around you and give you comfort and peace to face the days ahead.

Love & Prayers,

Teresa Carver Glance

Yvonne Francis Plemmons

January 10, 2019

Phyllis, I am so sorry for your loss and seeing that Don has passed. I enjoyed getting to know Don through all of the years shopping at Food Lion. It was apparent that he loved people. We had wonderful talks. I missed seeing him when he retired. I saw the two of you walking at Lake Junaluska often. I know those walks will be sad for you now. Thinking of you and praying for you and his family. Yvonne

JoAnn and Phil Loyer

January 10, 2019

We are your neighbors across the street in Waynesville. We are sorry to hear about your husband's death. We are not there now so we will not be visiting at this time. Our thoughts are with you and your family. May God comfort you.
Jo Ann and Phil

Brenda Crow

January 9, 2019

Dear Phyllis, may our God give you strength in this heartbreaking time. I pray he wraps his arms around you and your family to give you comfort. I'm sorry I will not be able to attend Don's visitation. He always made me laugh with his great since of humor. Crow has had to go to Duke and we get the results tomorrow. I love you Phyllis and again I am so sorry. Love you, Brenda

wayne hickman

January 9, 2019

don was a very hard worker, always tried to lead in every aspect of his responsibility never knew anyone who tried harder than don. his personality will be missed, as he always found the humour in life. my heart goes out to my special friend phyllis may the comfort of the lord help her get through. with much love wayne,