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Joe Latham, 79, of Cory, passed away at 5:57 a.m. Wednesday Aug. 2, 2017, in Springhill Village. He was a farmer and previously a manager of the Grower's Co-Op. Joe was born Nov. 28, 1937, in Vigo County, to Clifford Latham and Anna (Taggart) Latham. He had been a Junior High School math/agriculture teacher.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary (McIntosh) Latham; a daughter, Lori Butts (Brian) of Marshall, Ill.; a son, Bill Latham (Gabriela) of Terre Haute; grandchildren, Keith Butts, and Joseph, Melanie, and Jackson Latham; a sister, Phyllis Niswender (Ivan); a brother, Don Latham; a close friend, Rick Rubeck; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Kay Seymour; and a sister-in-law, Margie Latham.
He was a graduate of Cory High School and Purdue University. Joe enjoyed being a farmer and working outdoors on the farm, he also loved being with his grandchildren and watching their activities, including soccer, baseball and watching the Lemon Brothers Band. He also liked attending ISU Women's Basketball games.
Visitation will be Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, from 4 until 8 p.m. in DeBaun Springhill Chapel with funeral services on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Van Cleve Cemetery in Cory. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of their choice. Online condolences may be left at: www.debaunfuneralhomes.com
Published on August 2, 2017
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