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John Ledbetter

June 16, 1955 ~ February 28, 2021 (age 65)


John Ledbetter, retired local attorney and writer for the Destin Log, passed away February 28th, 2021. John was born in Tampa, Florida on January 16th, 1955 to parents Hunter Dillard Ledbetter and Finabelle Ledbetter. He attended law school at Florida State University, home of his favorite football team. He went on to become a state attorney in Jacksonville, Florida. Later moving to the Destin area, where he was able to pursue his love of golfing and fishing. He served on the board of the Destin Fishing Rodeo for many a year and participated in the competition. To the surprise of everyone, he placed first in Fly Fishing one year. He is survived by his son Eric Ledbetter, daughters Lauren Frick and Alesia Ledbetter, along with grandson Alexander Frick. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge and the DNC. To sign the guestbook, please visit


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