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J Harvey Lett
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Birth: Apr. 25, 1914
Death: May 8, 2007

J. Harvey Lett, 93, of 102 Rockledge, Princeton, departed this life early Tuesday morning, May 8, 2007, at the Princeton Community Hospital, when he heard his Lord and Savior say, "Well done thy good and faithful servant, enter in."

Born April 25, 1914, in Huntington, he was the son of the late Haram and Henrietta Jarrell Lett.

Mr. Lett was a self made man, he began his orthopedic business in Indianapolis, Ind., where he lived for 11 years. Opportunities opened up in Charleston where he lived and worked until moving to Princeton in 1972. He founded and operated the Lett Orthopedics on Mercer Street in Princeton until his retirement with more than 57 years of service to the industry. Mr. Lett took great pride in his work, he was from that old school, he placed service above the sales, he took great care of his patients.

J. Harvey was an active member of the First Church of God on Mahood Avenue, having served on the Board of Trustees, Church Council, Building Committee, Pulpit Committee, and various other committees within the church. He was a member of the Youad Sunday School Class. J. Harvey was to the very end of life, a giving and loving man.

Mr. Lett was chosen to serve on the Princeton City Council, filling the unexpired term for Jerry Flanagan.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Garnett Barum Lett; his second wife, Nell R. Lett; a son, Max Lett along with six siblings: Bill, Anthony, Cefus, Leslie, Mae and Sara.

Those left to cherish his memories, his loving and devoted wife of 24 years, Charlotte Tibbs Lett; four children and their spouses, John and Donna Lett of Greenville, Ind., Gary and Georgia Lett of Yukon, Okla., Jerry and Audrey Lett of Beckley, Jack and Judy Lett of Clarksburg; two stepchildren and spouses, Greg and Prisca Dalton of Speedway, Lisa and Anthony Smith of Princeton; 14 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, three step grandchildren; one sister, Opal Brodkin of Chicago, Ill.

A service of celebration for his home going will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 11, 2007, from the First Church of God, 301 Mahood Avenue in Princeton with Pastors Gary Swagger, Clarence Dillon and Scott Hodge officiating. Entombment will follow in the Chapel of the Wildwood Mausoleum, Roselawn Memorial Gardens on the Courthouse Road in Princeton.

Friends may visit with the family today from 6 until 8 p.m. at the church. Family and friends may share their words of love and memories with online condolences via

Grandchildren and men of the church will serve as pallbearers.

The family would request that memorial gifts of love be made to the First Church of God, 301 Mahood Avenue, Princeton, WV 24740.

The honor of serving the Lett family has been given to the Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.
Roselawn Memorial Gardens
Mercer County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: James Brady
Record added: May 11, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19336016
J Harvey Lett
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