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Larry G. Latham

November 2, 1940 — January 2, 2024

Tifton, Georgia

 

Larry Gene Latham passed away peacefully at his residence in Tifton, Georgia on January 2, 2024.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 4, 2024 at First Baptist Church of TyTy with Rev. John Smith and Rev. Rodney Owens officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Fitzgerald. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:45 P.M. at the church before the service.

George Martin, Michael Brooks, Tye Cottle, Lamar Brooks, Randall Smith, John Daniel Sledge, Jayce Latham, Terry Thornton, Tommy Thornton will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Latham and Richard Latham.

He was born November 2, 1940 in Irwin County to the late Maynard Allen Latham and Thelma Bryant Latham. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife of forty years, Glennette Dowdy Latham; his infant son, Hal Latham, six brothers and one sister.

Larry was a proud graduate of Irwin County High School, and he embarked on his career as a conductor with great passion and commitment. For thirty-six years he was a dedicated conductor with CSX Railroad before his retirement in 2004. He was highly respected by his colleagues for his dedication and work ethic.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Larry's true joy came from spending time with his family. He had a deep love for his grandchildren and cherished every moment they spent together. Larry's warm and nurturing nature left an indelible mark on the lives of those closest to him.

In addition to being a loving family man, Larry was a devout Christian. He held membership at the First Baptist Church of TyTy and considered his church family an integral part of his life. Before moving to Tifton, he served as a deacon at Westside Baptist Church in Fitzgerald for thirty-one years. Larry found solace and inspiration in playing the guitar, singing gospel and bluegrass music, as well as participating in church activities. His commitment to daily Bible reading served as a guiding light throughout the years.

Larry will be dearly missed by all who knew him. His memory will forever be treasured by his surviving family: Luzarka Shango Latham, his beloved wife of six years; , his son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Allison Latham of Atlanta, Georgia, his daughter and son-in-law; Hope and Shannon Sledge of TyTy, Georgia; his six adored grandchildren, Hailey and Lee Harne, Becca and Isreal Baity, Sara Beth Sledge, John Daniel Sledge, Shae Latham, and Jayce Latham and his two sisters and brother-in-law Lois Carter of Jacksonville, Florida and Gail and Mackie Daniels of Fitzgerald, Georgia along with his wife's children, Terry and Marcie Thornton, Shannon and Mike Davidson and Tommy and Rose Thornton, her grandchildren, Juliana Thornton, Codey Benton, Braydon Benton, Alex Thornton, Eli Thornton and Zarin Hinton.

Flowers accepted or donations may be made to American Cancer Society, PO Box 105455, Atlanta, Ga. 30348-5455 or www.donate.cancer.org. Larry's legacy of love, dedication, and kindness will continue to inspire all those fortunate enough to have known him. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

Albritton Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, January 4, 2024

12:30 - 1:45 pm (Eastern time)

First Baptist Church of TyTy

, Ty Ty, GA 31795

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Funeral Service

Thursday, January 4, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

First Baptist Church of TyTy

, Ty Ty, GA 31795

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