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Floyd A. Latham

Floyd A. Latham 88, born August 16, 1930 to Desmond and Lennie Latham in Vanceburg, Kentucky. He passed from this life February 1, 2019 at 12:55 AM at Kings Daughter Hospital in Ashland, Kentucky. Floyd was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Bobby and his only son Rick Lee Latham, He is survived by his wife of 62 years Norma Jean Hale Latham. They were united in marriage November 3, 1956 in Portsmouth Ohio.  Floyd is also survived by a brother, James Latham and wife Ann of Georgetown, Ohio; a daughter-in-law, Linda Latham of Waverly, Ohio; two granddaughters, Jamie Wooldridge and husband Brandon of Piketon, Ohio and Carma Baker and husband Darren of Waverly; and most precious to Floyd were his six grandchildren, Bradon, Bryce and Brevin Wooldridge of Piketon, Gwen McCreery and Livia and Wyeth Baker of Waverly.

Floyd became an employee of the General Telephone Company where he worked before receiving his call to service in 1951 and traveling to Korea to fight in the Korean War as a Staff Sargent. After returning he continued his work for GTE, and after 47 years of service he retired but he continued to work an additional 10 years for VRI installing medical alert phone systems for the elderly.

Floyd attended Bible Christian Church of Waverly.

He was a member of the Masonic Orient Lodge #321 and the American Legion Merritt Post #142. He was also bestowed the title of Kentucky Colonel for service to the betterment of the state of Kentucky.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 4, 2019 at the Botkin Hornback Funeral Home in Waverly, Ohio with Pastor Dale Reed officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Union Cemetery, Denver Road, Waverly, Ohio with military graveside services conducted by American Legion Merritt Post #142.  Family will receive friends on Sunday from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Monday.

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