Johnny (J.R.) Latham

Johnny (J.R.) Latham

March 8, 1933 – May 23, 2021

J. R. Latham, age 88, of Gatesville, went to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his family, Sunday, May 23, 2021 in Gatesville.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 27, 2021 at Turnersville Cemetery with Rev. Ken Laney and James Baize officiating.

J. R. was born March 8, 1933 in Turnersville. He was the son of the late Johnnie Robert Latham and Hazel Huskerson Latham. He married his high school sweetheart, Nina Humes, on Sept. 28, 1951. J. R. was a farmer and rancher for many years. He also retired from TDCJ in 1995 after 32 years of service. He was a member of Live Oak Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He loved spending his retirement years with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son-in-law, Willie Buster.

Survivors include his wife, Nina Latham; daughters, Shirley Buster and Beverly Sparks and husband, Kevin; sons, David Latham and wife, Stephanie, and Kyle Latham and wife, Lori; brother, Oscar Latham; grandchildren, Jason and wife, Brooke, Jeremy, Erin, Tyler and wife, Shelby, Sarah, Brensyn, Sarah and husband, Greg, Jadyn and K. C.; greatgrandchildren, Lucas, Lilly, Reagan, Rowan and River; and a very special niece, Marilyn Karl and other numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Live Oak Baptist Church, 113 FM 107, Gatesville, TX 76528 or The Turnersville Cemetery Association, 8100 FM 182, Gatesville, TX 76528.

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