Myron “Mike” Robert Ledford, 52, passed away July 14, 2019 at Cherokee Indian Hospital. Mike was born June 3, 1967 to Bill Ledford and Mary Ross. Although he left briefly to serve in the Army, Mike was a lifelong resident of Cherokee.
Mike was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his wife and children, fishing, playing golf, cooking out and sitting around a fire laughing and joking. Mike looked forward to watching New England Patriots football. When not watching football, he enjoyed coaching different sports. Mike touched the lives of many people. To know him was a blessing; he had a laugh like no other. He was always smiling and always had a kind word or joke. Mike was a firm believer in never giving up and giving your all in everything you do.
Mike is survived by his loving wife, Candice Ledford of Cherokee; his mother, Mary Ross Visage (Wayne); children, Joseph Ledford (Maggie), Xavier “ Ace” Ledford, Joanna Ledford (Treannie), Dalton Ledford, Kieran Sequoyah, Dorian Martens, Mya Sequoyah, Wilbur Sequoyah, Lula Sequoyah and Julyssa Sequoya; brothers, Bill Ledford of Albuquerque, N.M., Gary Ledford of Cherokee, Ethan Ledford of Cherokee, and Shannon Ross of Cherokee; and one sister; Katina Ledford of Franklin. Mike leaves behind a number of grandchildren, aunts, uncles and beloved cousins.
Mike is proceeded in death by his father, Bill Ledford.
Funeral services were held at Straight Fork Baptist Church on Thursday, July 18. Bro. Charles Ray Ball and Pastor James “Bo” Parris officiated. Burial followed at the Mike Ledford Cemetery off of 34 four Sisters Lane.
The pallbearers were among family and friends in attendance.
Long House Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements.