Craig Alan Ledford


Craig Alan Ledford
Craig Alan Ledford

Craig Alan Ledford, 62, of Amarillo, TX died Monday, September 20, 2021.

Services will be at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, September 23, 2021, at Trinity Lutheran Church with Brian Hesse officiating.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Craig was born November 9, 1958, in Littlefield, TX to Walter and Betty Jo Ledford.  He graduated from Amarillo High School.  He married Terry Lynn Thomas on April 30, 1976.

For more than 35 years, Craig worked as a certified dental technician.  Craig owned and built a company that has seen three generations.  His father started the company in 1973.  Craig later became the owner of Ledford Dental Lab.  Today his two kids, Jamy and Bryan continue his legacy.  He was an Eagle Scout and enjoyed shooting sporting clays.  He was a life member of NSSA/NSCA.  He was also president of the Panhandle Boat and Ski Club.

Survivors include his wife, Terry Lynn Ledford, of Amarillo, TX; a daughter, Jamy Evans and husband Joshua, of Amarillo, TX; a son, Bryan Ledford and wife Christy, of Amarillo, TX; four grandchildren, Kraigan Evans, Makenna Ledford, Brynlee Jo Ledford, and Kylar Evans; and one brother.

12 Replies to “Craig Alan Ledford”

    1. I regret I am unable to be to pay my respects as lab people I’m sure you can relate/so sorry I considered Craig a friend and had all my respect – Jack 😔

  1. To my friends the Ledford family…
    I cannot express my sorrow and hurt for you all

    I am so devastated by the passing of Craig ..
    It’s Really unimaginable..

    I know of the plans he had for his future with Terry and those she had with him well as with the entire family

    I will miss him daily when I stop at the lab and can’t ask him how’s it going …
    will miss his reply…

    Just know I thought of him as a friend

  2. So sorry to hear about Craig. He was a really neat guy Jamy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family as you weather through this. Much love to you all. Trent and Cheryl Carroll

  3. I first met Craig when we were 7th graders at Bonham Junior High School. We then graduated together from Amarillo High School. After I finished dental school in 1984, I reconnected with him through Ledford Dental Lab. I remember working with Walter in those early years of my practice, and I have worked with Craig all these years since then. I’m talking 37 years. Wow. Craig was an amazing technician, business owner, and friend. He was so knowledgeable about this business. He helped me treatment plan innumerable cases over the years and troubleshoot a lot of difficult ones. Craig, you will be missed! I love you, brother.

  4. OMG. So sorry to hear. He was such a great kind and gentle man who always had a smile on his face. Taken from this Earth far too soon, but who are we to question are Maker. The Heavens have welcomed a new Angel. May he never miss another target again and always make a perfect slalom pass on the waters. Truely a gentle giant who will be missed by all. Prayers, comfort, and healing to his family and all that had the pleasure of getting to meet him.

  5. Craig was the best employer I ever had in over 60 years in the workforce. Something just clicked between us and we became more than boss and employee! I have lost a dear friend. Love you Terry, Jamy and Brian.

  6. I will forever miss hearing, “Hey Doc!” when I would call upon him for advice and transparency. He was simply the best and has built an amazing empire that the dental community will forever appreciate. I begged him many times to share his knowledge and teach us the “little (HUGE)” things we weren’t always taught in dental school. He was a mastermind… grateful his amazing kids can continue his legacy. He will missed dearly.

  7. “Ledford” you may never know how much our son Jace spoke of you! You most definitely were a highlight of his day out at River Breaks. Your kindest and impact you made on our son is immensely appreciated. Continued prayers and condolences to the family.

  8. Craig was my other Dad and loved him so much. I will miss greatly! I love Terry just as much! Jamy, keep your head high and we will get through! Love you! Bryan and Christy love you too! Boomer Sooner! Love you all!

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