Dr. Roy H. Ledbetter, Jr.

June 23, 1925 - December 12, 2006
Kilpatrick Funeral Home
1200 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
318-323-9611 | Map
Tuesday 12/19

A memorial service for Dr. Roy Harrison Ledbetter, Jr. will be he held at 3:00 P.M., Tuesday, December 19, 2006 at First Presbyterian Church of Monroe with the Reverend Dr. Allison Moody officiating. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Dr. Ledbetter was born on June 23, 1925 in Bessemer, Alabama and died onContinue Reading

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Randy Odom left a message on August 26, 2016:
I just came across this obituary and saddened to hear the news though I had lost touch with Dr. Ledbetter in the late 1980's. I can without a doubt say that I am still alive today and the person I am today directly because of Dr. Ledbetter. I was born in 1973 in Bastrop, LA with Spina Bifida. Shortly after, I began visiting Louisiana Handicapped Children­s Clinic in Monroe where Dr. Ledbetter was my doctor. He was always stern but kind in his treatment and didn't stand in the way of me doing or accomplishing whatever I had my heart set on at the time. He performed countless operations on me as a child attempting to make my life a little easier and a little more functional. I remember vividly one time when I broke my ankle skateboarding and upon examining the x-ray, he looked at me and said, 'Yep, it's broke. Now how you were skateboarding on a pair of crutches I'll never know...and I DON'T WANT to know....but you won't be doing it again anytime soon.' I'm also certain he became frustrated butting heads with my stubborn mother when they both knew what the right course of action medically was for me at the time or when she informed him that he would be doing something regarding my medical care and he was certain that he wasn't going to be doing it. He understood pretty quickly that it was usually best to not argue and just get it over with even if it was a compromise somewhere in the middle.So without a doubt, Dr. Ledbetter was instrumental in keeping me on my feet as a child and teen with Spina Bifida and we truly cared for each other beyond the doctor-patient relationship. While saddened by the news of his death, I am comforted by the knowledge of exactly where he is today and no longer in any pain or suffering here on earth. I look forward to seeing you once again Dr. Ledbetter and sharing stories of life and living with each other and thanking you once again for all you did for me through the years.
Karen Bridges Boggs left a message on January 7, 2007:
When I was a child in 1980, Dr. Ledbetter built arches in both of my feet. He was a wonderful man, larger than life, and was such a calming source of comfort to me, even as a child. The thing I remember most is his striking eyes and the kindness that was always in them. What a bedside manner he had! I am grateful that I had the chance to meet him and benefit from his expertise, and I am so very sorry for your loss.
Dianne Hughes Griffin left a message on December 28, 2006:
My thought and prayers are with the Ledbetter family. Dr Ledbetter was my Doctor at Childrens Crippled Clinic. Because of him and God I am walking. I have some very fond memories of Dr Ledbetter. God Bless each of you.
John and Nora McGowan left a message on December 27, 2006:
We shall never forget the times we shared. Roy was a great man, a good man who was a credit to us all. We shall miss him, his quiet wisdom but we know that the lives he touched will live on. He is with us still!
Kathy Stoner-Lasala left a message on December 23, 2006:
Dear Helen and family, You are in my thoughts and prayers in this sad time, as you have been throughout Roy\'s long struggle. God bless, Kathy Stoner-Lasala former colleague of Ann\'s
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Sharon Wert left a message on December 22, 2006:
blessings to you at this time of loss; may you share fond memories of your loved one Sharon Wert Elder Chestertown, Md
Jan Swanson McGrew left a message on December 20, 2006:
Dear Anne & Mrs. Ledbetter, I'm praying for your family at this difficult time. It is heart-wrenching to watch a loved one go through the devastating stages of Alzheimer's. You feel so helpless as they slip away from you. But I found comfort in the fact that when they are gone from us physically, they have a renewed spirit and are made whole again. Just imagine the rejoicing that occurs! I hope for you all to be able to concentrate on where Dr. Ledbetter is now and remember all the happy times before he became so ill. Our memories are a great comfort. Remember that a little part of him will live on in each of you. He was such a remarkable man and did so much good in his lifetime. Anne, take care of yourself & I'll continue to pray for all of you.
Steve Mintz left a message on December 18, 2006:
Dear Helen, John, Dee, Woody, Land, Mac and Entire Family, My condolences. Roy was always so nice and respectful to me. Since of humor too. And what great contributions to community he made. If there is anything I can ever do for you please just let me know. I made a memorial contribution in his name to Forsythe Avenue Beautification for one of the "Forest Pansy" Redbud trees on Forsythe Avenue between 6th and 18th Streets. Sincerely yours, Steve
E. D. Baker, M.D. left a message on December 18, 2006:
Dear Family of Dr. Roy Ledbetter, I share in your grief. I had many happy experiences with him in surgery and patient consultations. We also shared thoughts concerning sports injuries. He was a good friend. Respectfully, Dr. Baker
Bob Ledbetter left a message on December 17, 2006:
John, Woody, and the entire family of Dr. Roy Ledbetter: Dr. Ledbetter setting up his practice in Monroe was a blessing to the people of North Louisiana. Dr. Ledbetter was respected by everyone. I would like express my sincere symapthy to all in family. Sincerely, Bob Ledbetter
Lydia Robinson Speed Reid left a message on December 16, 2006:
Dear Helen Frances and family, We were so sorry to hear about Roy. You and your family will be in our prayers at this difficult time. Lydia Robinson Speed Reid
John Price left a message on December 16, 2006:
Mrs. Ledbetter, I would like to give my sincere condolences in the loss of Dr. Roy. As you may know, Dr. Roy was my teacher at EA Conway several times in the 80's while I was in surgery residency. Though I had know him as I child he set a broken arm on me, it was during this period that I began to really understand what a fantastic individual he was - I learned a lot from him, and not just about orthopedics, but about proper manner for a surgeon to carry himself, etc. I wish I had had more time to know him better when I moved to Monroe, but my busy practice prcluded it, and by the time my practice slowed down, Dr. Roys' mind was going. I know the past few years have been very tough for you and your children dealing with Dr. Roys' diminishing capacities, but you all appear to have handled it as well as one can. Monroe has lost a bulwark of the community, both as a surgeon, elder of his church, and beloved father and husband. Take care that his suffering is over, and that you may rest from your vigil for him. I wish you peace and happiness in the coming years, and glowing memories of the days with your beloved husband. Sincerely, John M. Price M.D., Mary Framces, Meg, and Ben.
Ed and Jo Ann Land left a message on December 15, 2006:
Helen: We were saddened to hear about Roy. He was truly a good christian man and gentleman. We send our love and concern to you and your family. We are also keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you strength in this difficult time. Love, Ed & Jo Ann land Charlotte
Jamie Rodman left a message on December 15, 2006:
Dr. Ledbetter healed me twice in my life, once when I was 8 and again at 25 after a motorcycle accident. He was the absolute BEST!! May the Good Lord be with you all in these trying times. Jamie Rodman
Gina Little Weir left a message on December 15, 2006:
Dr. John, I have known your Father my entire professional life. He was a wonderful Doctor and a great man. He will be missed by many people. My condolences to you, your sweet Mother, and your entire family.
Gina Little Weir left a message on December 15, 2006:
Dr. John, I have known your Father my entire professional life. He was a wonderful Doctor and a great man. He will be missed by many people. My condolences to you, your sweet Mother, and your entire family.
Marty McKaskle left a message on December 15, 2006:
Dr. Ledbetter was my doctor when I was 18 months old. I can walk today thanks to that wonderful man! He was the kindest, most compasionate doctor in the world. I know he helped many people over the years, and I am grateful to have known him. My condolences to the family.
Sharon Head Angell left a message on December 15, 2006:
My prayers are with your family at this time of loss. Dr. Ledbetter was my brother,Paul's, doctor for many years.First, at the Handicapped Children's clinic. When we were in Wisconsin, and my brother fell out of his wheelchair and was hospitalized there, we were surprised to know that the doctors there were familiar with him. I remember seeing him on the sidelines at the Ouachita High School football games. Our family has always thought of him fondly. He touched so many people and will be remembered for a very long time.
Gracie Land Fisher left a message on December 15, 2006:
My deepest condolences to Dr. Ledbetter's family. I remember him from years ago when he set my wrist. He was a blessing to many and will be missed. You are in my prayers. Respectfully, Gracie
Sedric and Wanda Banks left a message on December 15, 2006:
John and Dee - I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He lived a long and fruitful life and touched countless of people. I know he will be missed, but there is so much to be thankful for. Sedric and Wanda
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Mike Remillard left a message on December 15, 2006:
I would like to offer my condolences to the family during your time of grief. Sincerely, Mike Remillard Patient/La. Pain Care
Tamara McCready left a message on December 15, 2006:
Our condolences to the Ledbetters. We worked with Dr. Ledbetter at Conway hospital and learned a lot watching him restore full use of limbs to almost hopeless appearing ortho cases. He was amazing. He was a perfectionist and demanded perfection of his coworkers: an excellent educator.We have many fond memories of Dr. Ledbetter. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Tamara McCready, Dot Tolar,Norva Noland Jackson,Sandria Johnson -Radiology Department Conway Hospital/LSUHSC/MONROE
Bill Knaps Jr. left a message on December 15, 2006:
My Family and I loved You Dr. Ledbetter. I walk on both legs today Thanks To You. Our condolences to all the Ledbetter family. You will be in our prayers. Bill and Daniele Knaps Jr.
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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