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Marion "Possum" Martin Ledbetter

December 26, 1942 — December 17, 2023

Climax

Marion “Possum” Martin Ledbetter, 80, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2023. He was born in Greensboro, NC on December 26, 1942 to Howard Ledbetter and Ollie Burchette Ledbetter.

Possum was a loving father and husband of 57 years to Carole Ledbetter. After graduating Summerfield High School in 1961 he joined the Navy. Possum was a charter member of the Climax Volunteer Fire Department. He was a loyal employee of Piedmont Natural Gas, where he never took a single day of sick time. After retiring, he worked at the local Red Cross Store. Possum loved to be outside working on his farm, spending time with his grandkids and being with those he cherished.  He never met a stranger, always had a smile on his face, and would do anything for you.

Possum is survived by his wife, Carole of the home; daughters, Lynn Laughlin (Carl) of Randleman, Sharon Hardison (David) of Climax; grandchildren, Courtney Laughlin of South Carolina, Lee Hardison of Climax, Bree Hardison of Climax, Maddox May of Climax; sister, Faye Mitchell of Stokesdale; numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Ollie Ledbetter and his infant sister.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 21, 2023 from 5-7 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 600 S. Main St. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 22, 2023 at 2pm at Pugh Funeral Home Randleman Chapel with Pastor Joe Farlow officiating. Burial will follow at Gilmore Memorial Park, 6500 Liberty Rd., Julian, NC 27283. Randolph County Honor Guard will provide Military Honors. The family requests casual dress.

A special thank you to his Red Cross Store extended family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to honor Possum can be made to Climax Volunteer Fire Department Station 35, 1210 NC-62, Climax, NC 27233.

Pugh Funeral Home is serving the family.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, December 21, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Pugh Funeral Home - Randleman

600 S. Main St., Randleman, NC 27317

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Funeral Service

Friday, December 22, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Pugh Funeral Home - Randleman

600 S. Main St., Randleman, NC 27317

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Burial

Friday, December 22, 2023

3:15 - 4:30 pm (Eastern time)

Dr. Clyde M. Gilmore Memorial Park

, Julian, NC 27283

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