Richard "Dick" H. Letson, 87,has joined his beloved wife, Mary (Frances) Hogan Letson in eternal rest. Mr. Letson died on Friday, January 30, 2015 at Beaufort Memorial Hospital in Beaufort, South Carolina. Dick was born on October 20, 1927 and was raised and educated in Medford Ma. He spent most of his professional life employed at Cryovac in the works of sheet metal where he was a respected supervisor. Dick a veteran was a Paratrooper in the 11th Airborne Division and served in the army during WWII. He was extremely proud of being a veteran and believed being a member of the 11th Airborne Division was an honor. Dick and his beloved wife Frances were competitive roller skaters and square dancers. They loved to travel all over the US and Canada RV style. They were well-loved and wherever their adventures took them they were surrounded by wonderful family and friends. Dick loved his nieces and nephews and made everyone of them feel like they were his favorite. He also loved his dog Kelsey, fishing, golf, gardening, canoeing and raised tropical fish most of his life. Dick loved anything to do with history and had an inherent ability to remember facts. He was amazing at telling stories and always had you at the first sentence. He was a most loving, kind and selfless man. Dick was preceded in death by his loving wife Mary Frances (Hogan) Letson, sister Meredith Letson Fiore from Hull Ma and his parents Howard and Nellie Keller Letson from Somerville Ma . He is survived by his only brother Donald Letson and his wife Lillian of Milton Ma., his sister in law Marjorie Aurilio of Ma. as well as numerous loving nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Friday, February 6, 2015 from 10:30 AM- 11:30 AM at Anderson Funeral Home with a graveside service following at noon at Beaufort National Cemetery with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Saint Peter's Catholic Church, 70 Lady's Island Drive Beaufort, SC 29907 or to the Salvation Army, 1804 Boundary Street Beaufort, SC 29902.