GREENVILLE, KY., Joe Thomas “Tommy” Latham, 87, of Greenville passed away on April 20, 2021 at his residence after a lengthy illness. He was born in Greenville the son of Ruby Lawrence Latham and Cora Evelyn Walker Latham. He retired in 1992 after 26 years working at TVA as a machinist. He was a member, deacon, and elder of Graham Presbyterian Church. He volunteered for over 20 years at food pantries in Muhlenberg County and helped to found the Hope to All pantry in Drakesboro. He was a Kentucky Colonel. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
Tommy served for eight years in the Air Force as a Staff Sergeant working as a helicopter mechanic.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 3 sisters Barbara Lorenzen, Myrna Carver, and Lawrence Ann Latham.
He was survived by his wife of 58 ½ years Nellie Lorene Croft Latham of Graham, his son Chris (Dianna) Mueller of Elizabethtown, 2 grandchildren Jessica (David) Huntt and Amanda Mueller, 3 step-grandchildren Rob (Kim) Wright, Russell (Mindy) Wright, and Allison (Dr. Tom) Frazier, 9 great grandchildren Raylee Mueller, Ellie Huntt, Nicholas Wilson, Ashley Wright, Austin Wright, Johnathan Wright, Julia Wright, Emily Frazier, Sean Frazier.
Visitation will be on Friday, April 23, 2021 from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville, KY.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 23, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville, KY with Dr. Tim Davis conducting, assisted by Rev. George Thompson. Burial will follow in Graham Hill Cemetery in Graham, KY with military honors.
Family and friends participating in the funeral service or visitation are asked to wear a face covering and to observe social distancing per state requirements.
In lieu of flowers. contributions may be made to the Hope to All food pantry at Drakesboro. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Online condolences to the family may be made at www.garysfuneralhome.net