Garland Thomas "Pops" Latham

Garland Thomas "Pops" Latham

USAF, TSgt, Ret


Garland Thomas "Pops" Latham, 77 of Pensacola, FL passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, November 7, 2012. Mr. Latham retired from The United States Air Force as a TSgt; he was a member of The VFW and loved to fish, bowl, golf, BBQ, laugh and supervise every chance that came along (and we loved every minute of it!).

He is preceded in death by his parents, T.L. and Aldrene Latham and a brother, Rodney Latham.

He is survived by his loving wife in which they celebrated their 53rd Wedding Anniversary May 2012, Cecelia Latham; daughter, Joann Sellner; son, Michael Latham; #2 daughter, Dawn Leonard; #2 son, Jason Cooper; grandchildren, Michelle Sellner, Travis Sellner and Jenna (Cole) Halsell; great-granddaughter, Raelyn "Nuggett" Halsell; three brothers, Jerry Latham, Danny (Judy) Latham and George (Diane) Latham; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to VFW 1206 Central Blvd., Bullshoals, AR 72619, Emerald Coast Hospice or in "Pops" memory.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, November 11, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. until funeral services begin at 3:00 p.m. Interment will be held at Barrancas National Cemetery on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 11:45 a.m. Friends are invited to join the family in procession to the cemetery at 11:00 a.m. from Faith Chapel North in Cantonment or meet at the cemetery.

FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME NORTH, 1000 Hwy 29S, Cantonment, FL is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be placed online at

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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Nov. 10, 2012