A funeral service for Jonny Latimer, age 77, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home on Saturday, February 2nd at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park, with Sam Johnson, Jimmy Clayton, Tracey Littrell, Gordon Bench, Ron Reaves and Patrick Blanchard serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 1, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.
Jonny Latimer passed away Wednesday morning, January 30, 2013, at Rock Creek Nursing Facility, after an extended fight with Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s. During his last days, he was surrounded by his loving family and friends. Jon Harold Latimer was born February 1, 1935, in Cottle County to E. L. and Elva Latimer. He graduated from Cotton Center high School and soon after married Joyce Marie Brock on November 18, 1956.
He also attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Jonny served in the Texas National Guard. Not only was he a private pilot and a boat racer he was an avid outdoorsman. He loved introducing children, especially his kids and grandkids to outdoor sports like hunting and fishing. He was raised in the panhandle of Texas and tried his hand at many agricultural ventures over the years. Cotton farming, growing grass seed, and even raising catfish were among his many accomplishments. In 1970, he moved to East Texas to raise Charloise cattle. His arrival in Sulphur Springs came in 1976, when he moved his family to the area. He opened a muffler shop, and the first 10 minute oil-change business in Sulphur Springs soon followed. Later, he opened 1-30 RV and eventually added self storage. He was known for telling stories and never met a stranger.
Survivors include, his loving wife and best friend of 56 years and their children: Lisa Latimer Johnson and her husband Sam, Keith Latimer and his wife, Audra and Gina Latimer Brumfield Phillips; grandchildren, Justin and Jenni Johnson, Evan and Logan Latimer, Ty Brumfield and his wife, Alicia and Ryan Brumfield and sister, Linda Clayton of Tow.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011 or online at https://act.alz.org/site/Donation2.
Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.