James Wilson Privette, 77, Lititz, manufactured mobile homes, enjoyed gardening, canning

By on July 1, 2014
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James Wilson Privette, 77, of Lititz, passed away June 23, 2014 at Lancashire Hall Nursing Facility.

James was the husband of Jo Ann (Myers) Privette for 53 years. Born in Statesville, N.C., he was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Blanche (Norris) Privette, and one sister, Nancy Kennedy.

A resident of Lancaster since 1973, James worked for the mobile home manufacturing community including Liberty Homes of Leola and retiring from Fleetwood Homes of Elizabethtown. James was an avid gardener and enjoyed cooking, canning, working in his yard and spending time in the mountains. He loved family and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. As a veteran of the U.S. Army, James spent his duty on the DMZ line between North and South Korea, after the conflict.

Besides his wife; James is survived by his son, James Dean Privette and wife, Svetlana, of Coppers Cove, Texas; and a daughter: Jennifer Fessler and husband, Edwin, of Lancaster. James was the proud grandfather of six and the great-grandfather of 10. He is also survived by two brothers: Leon Privette of Lindsay, Calif. and Thomas Privette of Mulberry, N.C.

Services were held June 27 at Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz, with interment at Conestoga Memorial Park.

Please omit flowers. The family requests donations to The Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic, 223 N. Lime Street, Lancaster, PA 17602.

The family would like to extend their appreciation and gratitude to the staff of Caring Hospice and Lancashire Hall for the exceptional care and compassion that was given to James as well as our family. We are eternally grateful.

To send the family online condolences, please visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz.

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