Harry Francis Letts Jr., 86, passed away peacefully on January 27, 2020 in Edgewater, Florida.
Harry is survived by his long-time companion Sharon Coomes of 27 years, son Harry (Butch) Francis Letts III, daughter Barbara Letts, stepdaughter Vicki Perry, granddaughter Faith Letts, grandson Luke Slaninka, sister Carol Fallin, stepsister Pat Mesic, stepsister Mary Lou Hudson (Harry’s favorite), stepbrother Raymond Staton Sr, and stepsister Nancy Thomas. Harry is preceded by his parents Harry Francis Letts Sr. and Mary Ann Nelms, brother James (Jimmy) Letts, stepsister Marie Privette, stepdaughter Yvette Perry, and dogs Gabby and Snickers.
Harry was a loving father, companion, grandfather, and friend to everyone. He loved sports (especially baseball), animals (especially dogs), and kids. He devoted over 30 years of his life to Federal Civilian Service with the United States Air Force, and received numerous awards for meritorious civilian service as Chief, Plans and Policy Division for Headquarters Air Force Communications Command and Headquarters Air Force Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Agency at Scott Air Force Base (Illinois) and United States Embassy Manila (Philippines). He also served our country in the Korean War from 1950-1952 and received one Bronze Star from the Army for heroic or meritorious achievement or service.
A special thank you to the people at Halifax Health Hospice in Edgewater for their loving care and support during his final days. Also, the family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude towards Lexington Place Memory Care for being accommodating and understanding during a difficult time.
A private celebration of his life will be held at his daughter’s residence in New Smyrna Beach, Florida on February 21, 2020 starting at 10:00 am prior to his memorial service at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery at 2:30 pm where military funeral honors will take place and include the playing of “Taps”, a rifle detail, a color guard, and uniformed service members who present the burial flag. Harry will then be taken to his final resting place in the columbaria. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Stray Rescue of St. Louis (www.strayrescue.org/donate), Gateway Pet Guardians (www.gatewaypets.org/donate-now), the Parkinson’s Foundation (www.parkinsonfoundation.org/donate), or Korean War Memorial Foundation (www.kwmf.org/donate).