William Rex Ledford

William Rex Ledford

January 9, 1935 - March 9, 2024

William Rex Ledford, 89, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2024, at The Heritage in Corbin, Kentucky.  Born January 9, 1935, in Woodbine, Kentucky, Rex was the son of the late William P. and Lillian Ledford.

In addition to his father and mother, Rex was preceded in death by his wife and mother of his children, Georgia; 2nd wife, Carol Faye Smith Ledford; daughter, Jennifer Chappell; siblings: Raymond, P.D., Doyle, Nona Sue, and Flora; and son-in-law, Jerry Robinson.

He leaves behind his daughter, Terri Reeves and husband Lonnie; daughter, Sherry Wagers and husband Roger; grandchildren: Amy Roberson (Eric), Jerry Robinson (Annie), Stacey Carson (Jeremy), Josh Chappell, Corey Epperson (Donovan), Bethany Chappell, Tina Barnes (Phillip), and Tyler Wagers (Samantha); great-grandchildren: Haley, Jaycee, Kenadi, Landen, Sadie, Sawyer, Justin, Baylee, Laurel, and Katie; great-great-grandchild, Raelynn; brother, Zoe Wallace Ledford; and son-in-law, Joe Chappell.  He is also survived by other relatives and friends.

Rex was a member of the Corbin Church of the Nazarene where he had served as Sunday school superintendent for over 50 years.  He also owned and operated Tom’s Vending Company for 35 years.  One of Rex’s most notable attributes was his willingness and desire to help others.  He was quick to help anyone in need whether or not he knew the person.

Rex was dearly loved and will be deeply missed.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 13, 2024, at the Corbin Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Greg McClain and Joyce Storm officiating.  Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery in Corbin, Kentucky.

Visitation will be held at the Corbin Church of the Nazarene Tuesday evening from 6 – 8 P.M.

Condolences to the family may be expressed by sending flowers or making donations to Gideons International (P.O. Box 1184 Corbin, KY 40702) or Corbin Church of the Nazarene (409 Master Street Corbin, KY 40701).

Hart Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

  • Rachel Waters
    Posted at 06:19h, 11 March Reply

    Rex and his wife, Georgia were such dear dear people. They had led my family to Christianity by taking my daughter to youth services on Wednesday night when she was nine years old. They babysat our children when we were working and we’re two of the kindest, nicest people I had ever met. I haven’t seen Rex in years, and I wished I’d had. He was an absolutely wonderful man, My heart goes out to his family and my thoughts are with them during this time.

  • Evajane Green
    Posted at 07:38h, 11 March Reply

    Sherry and Terri,
    Sending my condolences on the loss of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

  • Johnny farmer
    Posted at 09:15h, 11 March Reply

    He was one of the greatest men I ever knew a great friend and a great boss to me

  • Brenda Moses
    Posted at 10:23h, 11 March Reply

    Sherry and Terry your dad was very precious to Ed and I. Love you

  • Trisha "Lanham" Boden
    Posted at 14:04h, 11 March Reply

    My Dad always called him the Tom’s Man! Praying for the family. 🙏

  • Barbara Pitman
    Posted at 17:31h, 11 March Reply

    Sherry, Terri, all family and friends of Rex I send my sincere condolences. My words can’t mend your broken heart but be comforted by knowing what a great man he was and how he lived for God and family and his faith never wavered from that. Prayers!

  • Michael Hull
    Posted at 18:00h, 11 March Reply

    Rex was one of the finest men I ever knew.

  • Delia Sawyers
    Posted at 10:37h, 12 March Reply

    My dad Joe Sawyers worked for him years ago. My dad would sometimes take us to Toms and Rex would always give us 2 or 3 boxes of chips. He was a great man.

  • Tammy Wills
    Posted at 10:51h, 12 March Reply

    Rex was a big part of our family at Corbin Church of the Nazarene for the 16+ yrs we attended there. He always had a smile and a kind word. He was a beacon of light for Christ through and through. Even though he will be missed, I’m so happy for his homecoming with his loved ones that went before him, but especially with Jesus and his sweet wife, Georgie!

  • Curt and Tammy Sanders
    Posted at 18:03h, 12 March Reply

    I met Rex, when as a teenager. He was one of the kindest people I’ve ever met. He always had a friendly smile for you.
    He truly let his light shine for the Lord.

    I know he will be missed by his wonderful family. But I know Rex, is happy to be home with his Lord and Savoir Jesus.

    Tammy and I send our love and prayers.


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