Danny Ray Letterman

Died: Fri., Jul. 12, 2013


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Jul. 15, 2013
Location: Yancey Funeral Services

Funeral Service

8:00 PM Mon., Jul. 15, 2013
Location: Chapel of Yancey Funeral Service

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Danny Ray Letterman, age 48, of the Cane Branch Community, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 12th, 2013 at his home.  A native of Mitchell County, he was a son of James Ray Letterman of Burnsville and the late Lillie Mae Butner Letterman, who passed away in May of this year. Danny loved his family, his church and was a true witness for the Lord.  He enjoyed hiking, beautiful waterfalls and never complained.

Surviving in addition to his father are his loving wife, Ida Holloway Letterman; step-mother, Ruby Letterman of Burnsville; step-son, Joshua Swink; sister, Carolyn Ann Jones and significant other, Greg Young, of Spruce Pine; step-sister, Donna Huskins of Burnsville; step-brother, Donald Braithwaite and wife, Kelly, of Spruce Pine; niece, Sarah Morrissey and husband, Jamie, of Morganton; nephew, Bradley Jones and wife, Deidra, of Kingsport, TN; great niece and nephew: Caleb and Emma Morrissey. Several special cousins, aunts and uncles also survive.

Funeral Services will be held 8 p.m. Monday, July 15th in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Service. The Rev. Randall Robinson will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the Crabtree Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852.

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Carol Wiseman
   Posted Fri July 12, 2013
As I sit here and type this message my heart is heavy with grief for the loss your family is experiencing, but I am sure beyond a shadow of doubt Danny is rejoicing!! His life was a testimony to the love he had for his savior Jesus, and he is now in heaven with Jesus and his mom. Danny and I would have many talks when he would visit Lillie at the Brian Center, and he always shared how much he loved his family, his church family and Jesus. May God give each of you the peace that can only come from above. I will keep you all in my prayers. Love you all Carol Wiseman

Susan Abell
   Posted Fri July 12, 2013
I am truly sorry for your loss. I knew Danny many years ago, as we rode the bus together and he was a great friend to my brother John. I remember him as a very happy and funny young man, always loved to make others laugh. Im glad I had the opportunity to talk to him last year,and get him and John hooked up to share wonderful memories.

   Posted Fri July 12, 2013

Thanna Davis
   Posted Sat July 13, 2013
So sorry that you lost Danny at so young an age.
"This world is not conclusion;
A sequel stands beyond,
Invisible, as music,
But positive, as sound."
Emily Dickinson
Thinking of you,
Thanna and Jerry Davis

Brian and Joanna Ingram
   Posted Sat July 13, 2013
Sorry to hear about Danny we are thinking of all of you. Danny loved Lillie Mae so much and try to have peace knowing he is with her and in heaven.

Libby Smith
   Posted Sat July 13, 2013
To Ida, Ray,Ruby,and Carol Ann So sorry for your loss. Danny will surely be missed by all who knew him. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers in the days to come.

Shelia Butner McClellan
   Posted Sun July 14, 2013
As I set here with a heavy heart, wondering if its really real, I find peace in knowing that Fri around 12 oclock GOD saw you getting tired and you had completed the job he had for you on earth, he came with loving arms and took you home. Still doesn't seem real, but Danny you were my 2nd brother. Our many child-hood years and as adults we always remained brother and sister. Oh what a life you lived, every-day to the fullest, never ever complained, cheered us all up in hard times. You stood by your mom till the last breathe . So on her birthday you left us , but what a present she got. Gonna miss you but Im coming and oh what a day when our family is together again never to say good-bye. I love you brother. See you soon !!!! How BEAUTIFUL HEAVEN MUST BE !!!!!

Cindy Ledford
   Posted Sun July 14, 2013
I was so sorry to hear about Danny's passing. I did dialysis with him at Mayland. He was always such an inspiration to me. He had a great since of humor. He will really be missed.

Carmen Moreno
   Posted Mon July 15, 2013
Dear Ida & family,

When I think about a godly person Danny is one of the first people who come to my mind. He was always so cheerful and outgoing and his love for God could be seen a mile away. Although our hearts our heavy right now we know where Danny is and he is just beginning the "life" God created him to live. We will see him again one day and I know when I see him again we will sing "Beluh Land" together but it won't be a dream on that day for it will be real. Sending you love and prayers during this time.

Carmen Moreno & Family

Michele Robinson Riddle
   Posted Mon July 15, 2013
Ida, I am so sorry I just heard about your loss. It has been a long time since I seen you guys but Danny was always so nice and friendly. I know it must be hard for you but he is suffering no more. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I know God will give you comfort in your time of need.

Denise Wilson Duncan
   Posted Tue July 16, 2013
Heaven just got ALOT sweeter. I no alot of years have passed but i have always loved Danny & his family, they are special people. You all are in my thoughts & prayers. The only hope we have is knowing we will see you again.

Rita Yelton Jackson
   Posted Tue July 16, 2013
Ray and Carol Ann, I,m so sorry to hear about your loss. I just found out about Danny's passing.If i had known sooner I would have been there.Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I had not Seen or talked to Danny in years but he will always hold a special place in my heart,as will you guys. Love ya, Rita

David Dayton
   Posted Tue July 16, 2013
Ida, Just wanted to let you know that your in our prayers and in our heart. When I say prayers tonight I will mention you and your family. I always enjoyed to see Danny come in and talk at our office. He was always a smile or nice compliment of some kind and is being rewarded there in heaven. Please let us know if we can be of help.

Ricky Biggs
   Posted Thu July 18, 2013
I was saddened about Danny's passing.
Especially for Ray, Carol Ann, and the rest of the family.
I'm also glad "for to be absent from the body is to be present
with the Lord." Danny is with Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and his
dear mother Lillie Mae. She was a blessing as well. We surely have
more friends and loved one that have went home to that
"Celestial City" that will not decay or be left desolate ever again.
Our family loves all of you. Be assured this too will come to pass
and thank God and the Lamb forever more, it's definitely not here
to stay!!! Amen!!!

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