James Franklin Latta
Posted: Friday, September 10, 2010 4:04 pm
James Franklin Latta, 76, of Martin, died Monday, Aug. 30, 2010 at Volunteer Community Hospital, Martin.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Adams Chapel Baptist Church with Bro. Larry Reagan and Bro. Bob Copeland officiating. Burial was in East Side Cemetery with Gardner Funeral Home of Sharon in charge of the arrangements.
Hal Adams, Tim Latta, Todd Latta, Stacy Owensby, Jim Pettit and Finis Wagster served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were T. W. Farmer, Richard Ferrell, Jerry Rogers, Brian Ferrell, Charles Pettit, Terry Robey and David Rogers.
Latta was born Sept. 9, 1933 in Weakley County. He was a veteran of the United States Navy Reserves and a truck driver
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Norma June Latta of Martin; one son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Penny Latta of Knoxville; three daughters and one son-in-law, Kellye Latta of Baku, Azerbaijan, Melody Prince of East St. Louis, Ill. and Elaine and Terry Robey of Martin; and two sisters, Diane Latta and Mary Anne Robertson, both of Martin; and one brother, Charles “Eddie” Latta of Martin.
He was also preceded in death by two sons, Mark Ray Harrison and James Timothy Latta; and four sisters, Reva Jane Hendrix, Eunice Bell, Dorothy Ryan and Lavern Neiters.