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Gilmer Leonard" Coach" Ledbetter, III

October 13, 1947 — January 27, 2022

Gilmer Leonard “Coach” Ledbetter III peacefully passed from this life January 27, 2022 at the age of 74 in San Antonio, Texas.  He was born to the late Gilmer Leonard Ledbetter, Jr. and Carmel Lion Ledbetter on October 13, 1947 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Coach Ledbetter attended Southwest Texas State College (now Texas State University) where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and Coaching degree with a Minor in Science Education. For more than thirty years, he taught and coached in schools all across the Rio Grande Valley. His strong work ethic and pursuit of performance to all those around him influenced the lives of many people in the athletic community. Former students, coaches, and fellow professional educators continued to reach out to “Coach” after his retirement.

In his leisure time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing with his wife and grandchildren and traveling to watch his grandchildren participate in sporting events and stock shows. He also loved riding motorcycles with his wife out on the open road.

Coach Ledbetter is preceded in death by his parents, Gilmer L. Ledbetter, Jr. and Carmel L. Ledbetter.

He is survived by his loving wife, Connie Bryant Ledbetter; daughters, Tamara A. Catlett (Kevin) and Jennifer B. Boeck (Walker); grandchildren, Riley J. Catlett, Blake Boeck (Kasandra Brumfield, fiancé), and Bethany Boeck; brother, Bobby Ledbetter (Anita); niece, Alison (Ryan) Salinas and their children, Emma and Ellie; nephews, Jacob Ledbetter and Joshua Ledbetter; and, his beloved dog, Sweetie.

The Ledbetter family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Buck Ashcraft San Benito Funeral Home. A chapel service will follow at 1:00 p.m. Services for Coach Ledbetter will conclude at the close of the service.

Honorary pallbearers are Jacob Ledbetter, Joshua Ledbetter, Kevin Catlett, Riley Catlett, Blake Boeck, and Walker Boeck.

In lieu of flowers, you are invited to give to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease by making a donation in honor of Gilmer L. Ledbetter III and Connie L. Ledbetter to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org/get-involved-now/donate).

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Buck Ashcraft San Benito Funeral Home, Chapel A

1400 West Business 77, San Benito, TX 78586

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Chapel Service

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Buck Ashcraft San Benito Funeral Home, Chapel A

1400 West Business 77, San Benito, TX 78586

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