Rader Funeral Home - Kilgore, TX

Roland Ledet
May 31, 1932 - August 7, 2018
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Mass for Roland “Bubba” Ledet, 86, of Kilgore will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 10, 2018 at Christ the King Catholic Church with the Very Reverend John Gomez, JCL, VG officiating. Mr. Ledet died Tuesday, August 7, 2018 in Tyler, Texas.

Roland was born May 31, 1932 in Abbeville, Louisiana to Aubrey and Ezare Ledet. He was a 1950 graduate of Mt. Carmel High School in Abbeville, Louisiana. Shortly after graduation he married the love of his life, Nell Polk Ledet on August 12, 1951. He was a member of the United States Air Force and after his discharge, he had a great career in the Oil Field. He worked various positions from tool pusher to supervisor to manager for different companies in New Mexico, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. He moved his family to Kilgore Texas in 1970 when hired by Davis-Kemp Tool Company. He loved his Church, Christ the King Catholic Church where he was a 4th Degree Knight. He enjoyed football, baseball and softball. He coached his three children and his granddaughter. His hobbies were golf, working outdoors, helping other people and watching the New Orleans Saints and the Houston Astros.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Nell Polk Ledet; daughter, Jill Horton and her husband, Amon of Kilgore; son, Brey Ledet and his wife, Janet of Tyler, son, Alan Ledet of Tuttle, Oklahoma; three grandchildren, Amber Horton of Kilgore; Andrew Ledet and his wife, Tonya of Henderson, Nevada; Jeremy Ledet and his wife Mia of Yukon, Oklahoma; two great-grandchildren, Marcell Simpson of Henderson, and Remy Ledet of Yukon; three brothers, Kenneth Ledet and his wife, Madeline of Choctaw, Oklahoma, Steve Ledet and his wife, Diane of Magnolia, Texas, David Ledet and his wife, Bonnie of Yuma, Colorado; a sister Vicki Ledet of Georgia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Carol and Donald Ledet and sister JoAnn Quinn.

Rosary will be recited at Rader Funeral Home 6:00 p.m., Thursday, August 9, 2018 and visitation will follow from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Roland Ledet
May 31, 1932 - August 7, 2018
Visitation Schedule
Rader Funeral Home Chapel of Kilgore
401 North Martin Street
Kilgore, TX  75662
Thursday, August 9, 2018
6:00 pm
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Mass of Christ Burial
Christ The King Catholic Church
800 Crim Ave
Kilgore, TX  75662

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