Lester Thomas “Tommy” Ledbetter, of Masury, Ohio, witnessed an eternal sunset on Sunday, September 18, 2022, while a patient in the Sharon Regional Health Care System, following a brief illness. He was 70.
Tommy’s sunrise was March 13, 1952, in Sharon, Pennsylvania, as he was born a son to Eugene Lester Ledbetter & Myrdis Ruth (Thomas) Ledbetter.
He was a 1970 graduate of Brookfield High School and furthered his education by attending classes at Youngstown State University.
He was raised in Mount Olive Baptist Church, Masury, Ohio, and he proudly coached the Brookfield Little Warriors for many years. In his spare time, Tommy loved cheering on the Cleveland Browns. In addition, he enjoyed sports in general, and liked jogging to stay fit. However, in later years he became more of a home body who still watched his Browns with a passion.
He is survived by: his children, Karla Hodge (Elliott), of Boardman, Ohio, Eugene Thomas Ledbetter (Danielle), of Akron, Ohio, and Kaylan Ledbetter, of Tuscan, Arizona; his grandchildren, Demario, Tavares, Nevaeh, & Anyah; his great-grandsons, Tobias & DeMaurri; his sisters, Leslie Patterson (Elmore), of Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, and Toni Glover (Thomas), of Blacklick, Ohio; as well as nieces and nephews, Jay Ross, Matt & Thomas Glover, and Breanne Patterson.
Preceding him in death are his parents; and a sister, Brenda Ross.
A Private Memorial Home Going Service will be scheduled for his family.
Expressions of sympathy may be left for his family at www.bricelandfuneralservice.com
Memorial contributions can be made to the Brookfield Little Warriors, c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box 551, Brookfield, Ohio 44403.
Coordination of this tribute for Mr. Ledbetter was presented by Daniel Briceland, Owner & Director of Briceland Funeral Service, LLC. (330-509-3135)