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Leland Paul "Lee" Latham

July 18, 1955 ~ March 5, 2019 (age 63)

Leland Paul “Lee” Latham, 63, of Shalimar, Florida passed away March 5, 2019 at Ft. Walton Beach Medical Center.  He was born on July 18, 1955 in Chanute AFB, Illinois to his parents, Johnie J. Latham and Eleanor Ray Kennedy Latham. 

Leland attended Dugway High School in Dugway, Utah and also attended University of Alabama where he studied law.  He served in the USA Army.

He is preceded by a brother, Johnie J. Latham, Jr. and survived by his sister, Connie Rae Latham Thornton; brother in law, William M. Thornton; nephew, William M. Thornton Jr.; great nephews, William T. Thornton, William M. Thornton III and Chrispen Frey; nieces, Karma Rae Thornton and great nieces, Ella Rae Custard and Mia Kay Custard. 

Leland was manager of Hardees and Pizza Hut and he loved football, golf and fishing. 

The family would like to thank everyone at ITT of Eglin AFB, Sunshine Shuttle and Davis Watkins Funeral Home.

A Memorial Service for Leland will take place on Thursday, March 14, 2019 starting at 1:30 p.m. at Barrancas National Cemetery, NAS Pensacola, FL.

Please visit www.daviswatkins.com to sign the guestbook, express condolences and share memories. 

When tomorrow starts without me
Please try to understand
That an angel (My MOM) came and called my name
And took me by the hand
The angel said my place was ready
In heaven far above
And That I would have to leave behind
All those I Dearly Love
But When I walked through Heaven’s Gates
I felt so much at home
When GOD looked down and smiled at me And told me “Welcome Home”.
So When Tomorrow starts without me
Do not think we’re apart
For every time you think of me
Remember I’m right here in your heart


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