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Kenneth L. Ledbetter

April 11, 1950 — December 15, 2023

Kenneth “Kenny”, “Ken” Ledbetter, 73, passed away peacefully on 12/15/2023, held by his adoring children Crystal, Scott and Jocelyn. Kenny was born to Monroe and Maggie Ledbetter on April 11, 1950, in Washington, DC. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 50 years, Rebecca Ledbetter; Sister Rosemary, and Brother Alphonso. Kenneth attended Glenville State College in West Virginia to play basketball and it was there that he met his wife Becky. The two married in 1972, and after graduating, Ken began a career as a physical education teacher at Laurel Junior High School, and then Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School. They raised their family in Glen Burnie, MD. Ken was an amazing Father. He was always involved in various activities with his kids and he taught them respect, values, and responsibility. Every summer while he was on break from teaching he spent every day keeping them busy or entertaining them and their friends. Kenny dedicated his time to coaching the kids' basketball and softball teams. His easy going temperament and sense of humor made him a favorite among the children. Kenny was an avid sports enthusiast who enjoyed watching games and rooting for his favorite teams. He was a huge fan of the Washington Redskins (now known as the Commanders) and the Baltimore Orioles. Ken loved to travel and go bike riding alongside his wife, Becky. He was also a dog lover who enjoyed puzzles, music, car rides, and shopping. Ken had a wonderful sense of style and couldn't resist a good deal. After retiring Ken and Becky moved to Smyrna Delaware into a retirement community where they made many friends and were close to Dover Downs Casino where they enjoyed gambling and meeting new people. After his wife passed away in 2022, Ken moved back to Maryland and into an Assisted Living home. While living at Morningside House of Friendship, he enjoyed teasing the staff and talking about sports. He made friends and proudly talked about his grandchildren. He enjoyed visits from his best friend Tommy who would go with him to movies, the casino, and the mall, and even got him out to see an Orioles game. Kenny was friendly and easy to talk to. He was an excellent teacher, colleague, teammate, and friend who always made people laugh with his wonderful stories. Kenneth lived a full and intentional life, and he played various roles in the lives of many individuals. However, there was one role that he cherished the most, and that was being a loyal husband to his beloved angel Becky. He was immensely proud of being married to her and his love for her knew no bounds. Kenny is survived by his son Scott Ledbetter, and his daughters Crystal Smith and Jocelyn Ledbetter as well as brothers Monroe and Ralph, and sister Cathy, along with son-in-law, Patrick Smith, and daughter-in-law, Stephanie Ledbetter. Grandchildren, Nathan, Brooke, Camrynn, Julian, and Mason, as well as extended family, and many lifelong friends.

A memorial service will be held at Singleton Funeral & Cremation Services, Glen Burnie, on Saturday, January 6, 2024, from 11-12 with a lite fare reception to follow afterward.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Hungry for Education Project at Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School. https://www.donorschoose.org/project/hungry-for-education/7955658/?utm_source=dc &utm_medium=directlink&utm_campaign=project&utm_term=unknown&rf=directlink-d c-2023-12-project-unknown

 

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Saturday, January 6, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Singleton Funeral and Cremation Services PA

1 2nd Ave SW, Glen Burnie, MD 21061

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