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Robert 'Bob' Latham

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Robert "Bob" Latham, 81, Center Point, died Oct. 22, 2010, at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility.

He was born Nov. 12, 1928, in Clay County, the son of Roy C. Latham and Nellie Killion Latham.

He graduated from Brazil High School. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1950-52, and was a corporal at discharge.

Upon returning to the states, he began his education at Olivet Nazarene College and graduated in 1958.

On May 28, 1954, he married Carolyn Wiram Latham and they shared 56 years of marriage together.

The Nazarene ministry took Bob and Carolyn to many places in the world. They served as missionaries in the Philippines from 1963-70. Bob loved sharing the Good News of the Lord to all.

He served the Nazarene Church as minister in Milltown, Cory, Brownstown and Carbon, Ind., and also in Grapevine, Texas. He was active in the ministry for more than 40 years.

Woven into his life were also years of farming at the home place. He was a pilot, enjoyed riding motorcycles, could fix or build most anything. He loved the Lord and his family and it was said quite simply, "he was a nice man."

Survivors include his wife Carolyn Latham, Center Point, son Larry Latham and wife Alba, Center Point, son R. Steven Latham and wife Martha, Kansas City, Kan., daughter Angela Latham and husband Al Fleming, Deerfield, Ill., grandchildren Braden Latham-Jones, Brianna Latham, Marissa Latham, Andrea Latham and Natalia Latham, step-grandson Drew Fleming, sisters Norma Lowery, Terre Haute, Rosemary Kumpf, Brazil, and Jean Okeli, Bonfield, Ill., several nieces and nephews and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Lynden Latham and Joe D. Latham, and sister Lois Meyer.

Services will take place Tuesday, at 11 a.m., at the First Church of the Nazarene, 1002 E. National Ave., Brazil, Ind., with Pastor Gary Bechtel officiating. Burial will follow at Wilkinson Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday, from 4-8 p.m., at French Funeral Home, and again Tuesday one hour prior to services.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Alzheimer's Association or to the First Church of the Nazarene.

Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.