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Reginald "Reggie" Norman Ledford, Age: 78
Jun 17,1941---Dec 28,2019

Reginald "Reggie" Norman Ledford, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, was born June 17, 1941, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to parents Donald and Jo Ledford. He passed away suddenly at home on December 28, 2019.

He met the love of his life, Patti Haug, on a blind date, and they were married on August 22, 1964, in Independence, Missouri. They have two sons, Shane and Jon.

Reggie was a genuine people person. He enjoyed talking to people and telling stories, and he made it a point to talk to 10 people each time he attended church service, with hopes they would pay it forward.

He was proud to serve his country and flag as a member of the Army’s 82nd Airborne based out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, from January 1961 to January 1964...and embraced his creaky knees as fond memories and souvenirs of his many parachute jumps.

Reggie began selling newspapers as a young boy, and his natural people-pleasing demeanor eventually led him to have a very successful career as an agent with Shelter Insurance from 1979 - 2000. When he retired, he stated he did not miss much of the business aspect of the job, but he "did truly miss the people."

Besides family, his next greatest love was fishing. He went on several fishing expeditions to Alaska, Canada, Minnesota, Arkansas, and Texas... but he also enjoyed fishing on local lakes. During this recent Christmas of 2019, he said the trip he took in October 2019 with his two sons and grandson (Kevin) to Taneycomo, Missouri, was the best Christmas present he could ask for, and one of the best fishing trips he had ever been on.

Also, this past year, he enjoyed a unique visit with his other grandson (Joey) to Union Station in Kansas City to see the Union Pacific Big Boy locomotive during an overnight stop on its cross-country tour.

Another love of his was frequently playing poker at Ameristar Casino with his "poker buddies". When he would get a winning hand, it was very common for him to yell out, "Turn the crank!"

Reggie loved helping others and was an invaluable handyman to all. With the help of written directions or "YouTube" videos, he was able to complete about any repair. If you asked him for help, you had better be ready, as he would be at your doorstep, tools in hand, the next morning, ready to complete the project.

Church was an important part of his life and he enjoyed the times with his prayer group friends.

He is survived by his wife, Patti; sons, Shane (wife Janell) and Jon; grandsons, Joey and Kevin; one sister, Betty Ann; twin brothers, Mark and Paul; and many nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by his parents; and brothers John, David, Donald, Duane, and Douglas.

Reggie was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, family man, true southern gentleman, friend, and mentor to many. He will be greatly missed.

A Mass and Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1800 Southwest State Route 150, Lee's Summit, Missouri.

Rosary will precede services beginning at 10:00 am and completed at 10:30 am.

A reception will be held at 12:00 pm at the Church and all are invited.

The family will not be wearing suits, sports coat, so feel free to dress comfortably.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Holy Spirit Catholic Church to be designated for the Summer Lunch Program or a charity of your choice.

 

 

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Rosary
Location:
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Address:
1800 Southwest State Route 150
City:
Lee's Summit
State:
Missouri
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Date of Service:
Jan 04 ,2020
Time of Service:
10:00 am
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Funeral Mass
Location:
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Address:
1800 Southwest State Route 150
City:
Lee's Summit
State:
Missouri
Zip Code:
Date of Service:
Jan 04 ,2020
Time of Service:
11:00 am
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No Additional Information Added
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Condolences

John Turnage Jan 01 ,2020

Friend ,Lee's Summit ,Missouri

Reggie was a great friend. There for you in good and bad times. He did so much for so many. Rest in peace in God's hand our good friend John & Bobbi & family

Vickie and Jack Figg Jan 01 ,2020

Friend ,Lee’s Summit ,Missouri

Dear Patti and family. We were so saddened to hear of Reggie’s passing. It was always a joy to visit with you both each time we came together at Bobbi and Johnny’s house. I’m certain you will find comfort in your relationships with family and friends. Please accept our deepest condolences. Vickie and Jack Figg

Mary Kay Ryan Jan 01 ,2020

friend ,Lees Summit ,Missouri

Reggie, was a dear dear friend. His kindness, thoughtfulness, helpfulness, compassion will be missed. Knowing that he is with our Lord is comforting and fitting. Love and prayers to Patti and family. He is an inspiration to be admired and followed. God Bless You Reggie.

John and vicki Seward Jan 02 ,2020

Friend ,Raymore ,Missouri

Our hearts are broken. We will cherish 35 years of friendship, vacations, dinners and love with Reggie. We will miss him so much. Our love goes out to Patti and the family. God bless you all.

MARK A.LEDFORD Jan 02 ,2020

BROTHER ,Houston ,Texas

CONDOLENCES FROM BROTHER MARK AND WIFE HAZEL AND EX-WIFE HONG LEDFORD SISTER BETTY ANN LEDFORD METTS, BROTHER PAUL S. LEDFORD, AND GIRLFRIEND LISA LEWIN .MAY HE REST IN PEACE MY BIG BROTHER .GOD BLESS YOU .HE IS NOW WITH OUR OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS IN HEAVEN 🛐

Karen coleman Jan 02 ,2020

Friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

So sorry to hear of the loss of Reggie...i knew him from the poker room at ameristar. Reggie was truly a nice guy and will be missed

Mark and Hazel Ledford Jan 02 ,2020

Brother and Sister in law ,Houston ,Texas

So sorry for your lost Patti and family. Our deepest condolences to you and to the whole family. May the soul of Reggie be rest in peace. He will always be in our hearts and always loved. He will be missed so much. Sending hugs and prayers to the whole family. We love you all.

Monique Jan 02 ,2020

Friend ,Liberty ,Missouri

My condolences to his loved ones. I have known Reggie since I started in the business 12 years ago. We always knew when Reggie was having a good day when you heard his say "Turn the crank" he will be truly missed.

Michelle Stewart Jan 02 ,2020

Friend ,Lee’s Summit ,Missouri

“Reg” was an absolute sweetheart who would help anyone. I will always remember how he and Patti helped teach the children (and their grandsons) of Holy Spirit for many years. What a gem!