Monday, Sept 18, 2017 It’s probable that hundreds of miles of highway, millions of square feet of commercial real estate, and countless promising young lives would be very different if not for the work of one Darlington alumnus.
Robert “Bob” Ledbetter Sr. (’53) left his mark not only on Northwest Georgia, but on the entire Southeast in both tangible and intangible ways. The successful businessman, philanthropist and visionary passed away May 10 at the age of 81.
A native of Rome, Ledbetter was a graduate of Culver Summer School, Darlington School and Culver Military Academy in Culver, Ind. He enrolled at Darlington in eighth grade and, after graduating, went on to earn a B.S. in Industrial Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He proudly served his country as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Ticonderoga before returning home and marrying the former Betty Dandridge Wright, daughter of longtime Darlington President E.I. Wright.
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