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Holcomb Bibb Latting Jr.


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Holcomb Bibb Latting Jr. Obituary
HOLCOMB BIBB LATTING, JR. 1921-2014 Holcomb B. Latting, Jr., age 93, died peacefully on August 1, 2014, at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Miramar Beach, Florida. "H.B" was born in Plant City, Florida on the February 21, 1921. He was educated in the public school system in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After his graduation from Central High School, he attended Oklahoma State University, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. With the advent of World War II, he attended the Spartan School of Aeronautics where he earned a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He then served as a Captain and pilot in the U.S. Air Force during the war. He married Dr. June (Robertson) Trowbridge of Broken Arrow in 1948. He started his long career with Douglas Aircraft Co. working at their plant in Tulsa, Oklahoma and at the same time finishing his interrupted law degree at the University of Tulsa night school earning his JD degree there in 1950. Later he was transferred to the company's operations in California where he became President of Douglas Real Estate Company. He retired from the McDonnell Douglas Co. in 1986. He is survived by a son, Holcomb Bibb Latting, III, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida; a daughter, Kay (Trowbridge) Guffey and a grandson, Will Guffey, of Eagle, Colorado, and a sister, Virginia (Latting) Bayless, of London, England. Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www.Twincitiescremationsfunerals.com
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Aug. 10, 2014
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