Thursday, November 21st, 1946 - Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020
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Jessie Oliver “Jess” Latham, 74, passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2020 in Waco. Jess was born November 21, 1946 in Teague, TX to parents James Oliver and Mary Louise Butcher Latham. He was a 1966 graduate of Wortham High School. Jess was a Freestone County resident his entire life and worked for the Texas Dept. of Transportation in Fairfield from 1968 until 2000. He was a member of Kirvin Baptist Church.
In 1969 Jess met a special lady and her son Randy. He and Bonelle Teer Pullin were married in August of 1970. In 1972 Randy was joined by a little brother, Rodney Latham. Jess loved to hunt, go camping with his kids and family and attend all of his grandson’s ball games. He and wife Bonelle did a lot of trail riding and made many great friends. After Jess got too old for horses he started traveling with his brother-in-law, Jerry Teer and wife Nell in their “1922 Model T Ford” and again met many special friends and made many memories.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a grandson, J.W. Teer; a brother, Leslie Latham; brothers-in-law, Jerry Teer and David Minchew; a sister-in-law, Patty Latham.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 50 years, Bonelle Latham; two sons, Randy Pullin; Rodney Latham and wife Julie; a grandson, Chance Latham and wife Lanie; three brothers, Roy Latham and wife Brucene; Fred Latham and wife Shirley; Bobby Latham; all of Kirvin; one sister, Katherine Minchew of Fairfield, TX; one sister-in-law, Nell Teer of Nacogdoches, TX; numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Sunday, December 6th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Sunday, December 6th, 2020 2:00pm
    Woodland Cemetery - Kirvin, Texas
    Address Not Available
    Rev. Walter Pickens, Kirvin Baptist Church officiating. Pallbearers are Joey Latham, Tommy Roberson, Jamie McDaniel, Clyde Ridge, Darrell Ridge, Larry Davis, Jimmy Carter, Mark Baldwin.
  • Interment

    Woodland Cemetery
    FM 1449
    Kirvin, Texas


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Willie Williams

Posted at 08:41am
So sad to hear of Jessie's passing. He was a man with great character. Rest in peace, until the resurrection. A friend

Cathy Boswell

Posted at 10:30pm
My prayers go out to Randy and his family. May the Lord be with ya'll through this time of need.

Shanna Minchew

Posted at 01:15pm
I just wanted to say how much I will miss Uncle Jess. I came into the family twelve years ago and he welcomed me with open arms. He was the first one I met, then Uncle Roy. Every time we were around each other, I always expected a hug and a "I love you!"
RIP Uncle Jess, until we hug again!

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