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George Dale Ledbetter

June 8, 1936 February 15, 2011
George Dale Ledbetter
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On February 15 with his wife and family by his bedside, George Dale Ledbetter went home to be with his Lord.

Dale was born on June 8, 1936 at Martha, Oklahoma to Raymond and Ocie Ledbetter. Dale graduated from Duke High School. Dale met the love of his life while in high school and he and Gayle Milner Ledbetter were married at Prairie Hill Baptist Church on January 19, 1957. Gayle and Dale were blessed with three loving daughters Kim, Terri and Pam.

Dale started working as a young teenager carrying groceries at Wamp"s Foodliner in Duke and he also drove a school bus for Duke Schools as a junior and senior in high school. Dale attended Cameron University and he later graduated from the Louisiana School of Banking at LSU in Baton Rouge Louisiana. While in college Dale supported his family by working at Whites Furniture Company and he also drove a truck for Wonder Bread.

Dale spent most of his adult life working in finance. He worked at Pacific Finance and the National Bank of Commerce in Altus, Dale and Gayle later purchased the First State Bank of Eldorado. Dale loved working with his family, at one time or another, the entire family was involved in the bank at Eldorado. He also spent many years farming and ranching, once again involving his family. Dale cared deeply about people, especially the youth of the area. As a banker, he supported the area schools with their endeavors. He had a special fondness for supporting young people with their sports, 4-H, and FFA projects.

Dale is survived by his wife Gayle Ledbetter of the home; children Kim and Terry Mosley, and Terri and Bob Pearson, all of Altus, Oklahoma; and Pam and Doug McMains of Duke Oklahoma. Grandchildren are Brant Jones, Vanessa and Dusty Tittle, Mitch and Brigham Mosley, Kolten McMains, and Bo and Chelsea Pearson. Great grandsons are Gatlin Jones and Kypton Tittle. Dale is also survived by a host of friends and family.

Services have been scheduled for 11:00 a.m., February 17, 2011, at Lowell-Tims Chapel with Reverend Ralph Chapman officiating. Interment will follow in the Prairie Hill Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

On line tributes may be made to the family at

11:00 AM

Lowell-Tims Chapel

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