OBITUARY

Houston Franklin Latimer Jr.

January 22, 1937August 31, 2013
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Houston F. Latimer, Jr. 76, passed away August 31, 2013 in El Paso, Texas, born in Ft. Worth, Texas, January 22, 1937. He had been a Truck Driver for over 40 years and retired with ABF Freightlines after 25 years of service. Houston started dirt track racing in the 60’s and raced through the 70’s at various racetracks. He then went on to build racecars for his son, David to race; he stayed very involved in dirt track racing until his death. He was an avid NASCAR fan where he would root for his favorite dirt track boy, Smoke to win every race. Houston was preceded in death by his parents, Houston Franklin Latimer, Sr. and Retha Epperson Latimer and his brother, Elwood Latimer. He is survived by his wife, Betty J. Latimer; his daughter, Terry L. Campbell; son, David H. Latimer; his beloved 5 grandchildren, Stephen (Chip) Ross; Leslie (Fish) Latimer; Andrew (Studder B.) Latimer; Corbin (Dale) Campbell and Zoe Marie Latimer; his sister, Mildred Fisher of Crowley, Texas. He is also survived by his step-children, Gayla Baldwin, Kenneth and Jerry Slawson and his beloved step-grandchildren, Brandon (Footes) Slawson, Jessica (JessieBug) Slawson-Hronich; Royce (Rowdy) Slawson; Kelsie (Firestick) Baldwin and Morgan (Picabo) Slawson and 2 great-grandchildren, Mikyla and Axel Slawson. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, September 22nd at 2:30 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Central Chapel. Memorial Contributions may be made in Houston Latimer’s name to the El Paso Humane Society, 4991 Fred Wilson Ave. El Paso, Texas 79906. Arrangements by Martin Funeral Home, 3839 Montana Ave.

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  • Memorial Service Sunday, September 22, 2013
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Houston Franklin Latimer Jr.

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Bertha Herrera

September 27, 2013

Terry and Chip so sorry to hear about your loss. May the Lord bless and keep you in his loving arms as you get through this difficult time.

Flo and Ray Hopkins

September 23, 2013

Sorry to hear of your loss. JR and I will keep you all in our prayers.

September 23, 2013

HOUSTON, SPENT MANY TIMES HELPING YOU REBUILD YOUR RACECARS AND ENJOYED IT. TERRY AND DAVID, SAD TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR LOST. BOB & MICKEY LABIER

Judy Torres

September 22, 2013

We want to express our sympathy for your loss and to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you to find comfort with the loving memories you shared. ~Toby & Judy Torres

Kim Gossett

September 22, 2013

Terry, be strong dear friend. I wish I could be there in person to support you at this difficult time. Please know my prayers and thoughts are with you and David. I hope to see you soon.

Cheryl Johnson

September 22, 2013

Sending our condolences to David,Terry ,and Betty and family. May Houston finally rest in Peace .

Cheryl Johnson

September 21, 2013

My prayers go out to terry and David And his wife. You were solucky to have your Father as long as You did. I hope all of .you find some kind of peace in YOUR HEARTS Somewhere ! RIP OGHB

Kaye and David Haney

September 21, 2013

Sending our thoughts and prayers to the family.

Cindy Pratt

September 21, 2013

Sending prayers and condolences to Terry, David and your families. May the Lord comfort you at this difficult time. God Bless.........

jeanneane bartholomae

September 21, 2013

May God bless all of you at this time. I will always cherish the fun racing years that we shared! RIP my friend...Jeanneane Bartholomae,