Charles L. “Bud” Ledger, 80, of Cadiz, passed away Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at Trinity West in Steubenville, Ohio. Bud was born January 15, 1941 in Cadiz, a son of the late Leonard and Wanda Mary Cologie Ledger.
Bud started his working career at McCombs Chevrolet, Rose Valley Mine and then Goodyear Rubber in Akron, Ohio. He chopped his first car at 18 to make a hot rod that led him to be a lifelong auto body man and he became the owner and operator of Custom Colors Auto Body in Cadiz, Ohio. He started in a building on State Route 250 before building his own at his home. He took a truck and redid it and it ended up on the cover of Truckin Magazine. He loved his Labrador Retrievers, gardening especially his tomatoes and peppers and was a great cook. He was a graduate of Cadiz High School, was Catholic by faith and attended the New Rumley United Methodist Church and was an avid Cleveland Browns fan.
Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Wanda Turner Ledger; a son Joseph (Jackie) Ledger of Cadiz; a daughter, Lorrie (Chuck) Kidder of Dublin; 3 grandchildren: Jesse Ledger and Camryn and Cole Kidder; a brother, Edward (Mary) Ledger of Virden, Illinois; and his faithful dog, Brutus.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, November 21 from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 2:00 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland-Barr Funeral Home, Cadiz, with Rev. Thomas Snodgrass officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at Greenwood Cemetery, Hopedale, Ohio. Military honors by the Cadiz American Legion.
The family is asking that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Harrison County Dog Pound Volunteers, 82900 Toot Road, Cadiz, Ohio 43907.
The memorial guestbook may be signed at www.clark-kirkland-barr.com.