Roy E. Lett, FSU MFA ’80, Fond Memories from Leo McMillan
Sadly, Roy Eugene Lett, Jr., passed away Sunday, September 9, 2012 in Tallahassee.
A Tallahassee native known for his photography and artwork. He received his Master of Fine Arts from FSU and attended the Kodak School of Photography in Rochester, NY. He worked with the Dept of State, Historical Resources for 31 years.
Our thoughts are with his wife of 32 years, Pamela Lett; his son, Alexander E. Lett; a sister, Jean (Bert) Messer of Tallahassee. Many loving nieces, nephews, in-laws, uncles, cousins and dear friends.
A Celebration of Life Service was Friday, September 14, 2012 and Leo McMillan, FSU MFA ’75, attended. Below are he shares a bit about their time here at FSU with fellow artists, Dawn McQueen, FSU MFA ’79, and William McCauley, FSU BFA ’80.
I went to Roy Lett’s funeral today, its a sad thing when your old school chums depart. Roy got his MFA from FSU in 1980 in photography and painting. He was a photographer for the Florida State Archives/Museum of Florida History at the R. A. Gray Building, here in Tallahassee for 31 years.
Roy Lett is the one with the mustache in the back. William McCauley is on the right, he got his BFA in Video Art. He went on to work at Oak Ridge Tennessee (Home of the Manhattan Project, later to be the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission) designing their video security system. Dawn McQueen is in the front, MFA 1979, FSU, she just retired as graphic artist manager for the Department of Professional Regulations, 35 years. I’m the bum in the front.