Jerry Ray Latimer
Jerry Ray Latimer was born on November 18, 1934 in Fort Worth, TX to Horace and Hattie Latimer. He left this world on September 17, 2019 in Athens, TX.
He met Marlyn Wood on the 4th of July, 1954 and it wasn't long before they knew they were made for each other. They married the same year on November 29th and together they navigated life's ups and downs, it's joys and sorrows. They created a wonderful, welcoming home for their children and their friends and sheltered countless animals in need. Life was always an adventure and Jerry had many opportunities. He always worked hard to support his family.
He was a State Trooper for ten years stationed in Denton, Laredo and Big Lake, TX. When they were in Big Lake they knew it would be the perfect place to raise their family so he begin driving for Permian. When family obligations made it necessary for them to return to their home towns of Fort Worth and Arlington they chose to settle in another small town, Mansfield where Jerry began his home construction business, building the first two houses in the popular Walnut Creek subdivision. He was recruited to serve as constable when someone was needed to step in and finish a term and he served one more before he began long distance driving for Air Products where he stayed until his retirement in 1999.
They moved to Athens, TX where he was a devoted caregiver to Marlyn during her long battle with cancer. She preceded him in death on August 24, 2013. He is also preceded by his parents, a son, Curtis Ray Latimer and granddaughter Erin Kay Bixby.
Survivors include his brother, Gene Latimer of Portland, Oregon, His children, Vicky Box and her husband Doug, Sandra Bixby and her husband Tim, Larry Latimer and his wife Lee Ann. Grandchildren Jessica Box and her husband Micah McIver, Casey Box, Jackson Latimer and fiancé Laura Grace Shaddox,, July Latimer and one great grandchild Reagan McIver.
Published on September 30, 2019

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