Monday, May 15, 2017 Bob Ledbetter was part of a who’s who of Georgia businessmen who pooled their money and brought professional basketball, hockey and soccer to Atlanta in the 1970s.
“As far as investments go, it wasn’t a great one,” Ledbetter’s son, E. Wright Ledbetter, said. “But he said he would do it all over again because he had so much fun being a part of that.”
Robert “Bob” Harbin Ledbetter Sr., 81, successful businessman, philanthropist and a former part-owner of the Atlanta Hawks and the defunct Atlanta Flames and Atlanta Apollos, died May 10. He was at home in Rome and surrounded by family.
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