He was born Oct. 30, 1925, as the son of Oscar and Grace Siner Latham. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy until his Honorable Discharge April 18, 1946, as a Seaman First Class. He then served in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1947-1955. He was married to Josephine Stoneking who survives him. He attended the First Christian Church of Staunton.
He owned and operated the Sinclair Service Station on the corner of National Avenue and Washington Street in Brazil. He had also worked as a truck driver for Tore Samuelson Inc., co-owner and vice president of Wabash Valley Trucking Inc., and supervisor of truck-line and heavy equipment for the State of Indiana until his retirement in April of 1989.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two daughters, Cynthia Sue Latham and Loralee Latham, three brothers Robert Latham, Raymond Latham and R. Wayne Latham, and two sisters, Dorothy Corydon and Devere Morehouse.
He is survived by his wife Josephine, daughter Lisa Webster and husband Bradley, Staunton, one son, Wm. Michael Latham, Port Orange, Fla., one sister, Deloris "Petty" Morris and husband Kenneth, Mt. Vernon, Ind., and grandchildren, William Jacob Webster, Staunton, and Tori and Kaylan Latham, Port Orange, Fla.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., Tuesday, at Moore Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home with Pastor Doug Parkey officiating. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery with Military Honors by VFW Post 1127 and American Legion Post 2. Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church of Staunton. Visit www.moore-funeral-homes.com to send condolences to the family or for more information.