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Ivan Doyle Lett

November 17, 1937 ~ October 29, 2021 (age 83)


Ivan D. Lett- Gray, Tennessee

Ivan D. Lett, 83, of Gray, Tennessee, passed away at the Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, Tennessee, on Friday, October 29, 2021.  Ivan was born on November 17, 1937, in Maynardville, Tennessee, to the late Curtis and Gustava “Jane” Lett. 

Ivan was a native of Gray but had lived in Moline, Illinois for 30 years before moving back to Gray in 1992 after retiring. He worked as a forklift driver at the John Deere Foundry in East Moline, Illinois for 26 years. He also served with the Auxiliary Civil Defense Police for approximately 20 years. Ivan enjoyed motorcycling, watching old western movies, listening to gospel music, as well as mowing and taking care of his lawn.

In addition to his parents, Ivan was also preceded in death by his wife, JoAnn Lett, 8 brothers, and 1 sister.

Those left to cherish Ivan's memory include his son Terry & wife Mio Lett; his daughter Jackie Lett & fiance Rodney Willstead; 2 grandchildren Cameron and Shane Lett, his brother Everette Lett, along with four very special nephews and nieces, Darrell & Linda Lett, Anthony Conner, and Lisa Horne. As well as several other nephews, nieces, great-nephews, and great-nieces.

The family will receive friends at Snyder’s Memorial Gardens, funeral home, located in Gray, Tennessee, on Friday, November 5, 2021, from 5:00-6:00 PM.  A funeral service will follow beginning at 6:00 PM.  Pastor Bobby Joe Barker will be officiating the services.

There will also be a graveside service held at Snyder’s Memorial Gardens, cemetery, located in Gray, Tennessee, on Saturday, November 6, 2021, beginning at 1:00 PM. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation at  

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at NHC for their loving care.

Snyder’s Memorial Gardens is honored to serve the family of Mr.  Ivan D. Lett. 

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Receiving of Friends
November 5, 2021

5:00 PM
Snyder's Memorial Gardens, funeral home
5913 Kingsport Hwy
Gray, TN 37615

Funeral Service
November 5, 2021

6:00 PM
Snyder's Memorial Gardens, funeral home
5913 Kingsport Hwy
Gray, TN 37615

Graveside Service
November 6, 2021

1:00 PM
Snyder's Memorial Gardens, cemetery
5913 Kingsport Hwy.
Gray, Tennessee 37615

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