Chaves County native and longtime resident Glenn Latimer, 88, died Saturday, Jan. 18, in an Albuquerque hospital following a short illness.
Glenn was born in Dexter on May 30, 1925, to Johnnie Parks Latimer and Earl [auth] A. Latimer. He graduated from Dexter High School in 1940, where he was valedictorian. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Army (Hellcats Unit, serving the United States on the French and German borders). He was wounded and received the Purple Heart. He and his older brother, Earl A. Latimer Jr., M.D., both served in WWII and were able to meet on furlough in London and Germany during the war.
After the war, Glenn returned to Roswell and joined his father in the barbering business in Hagerman and Dexter. He became the owner of the Dexter Barbershop and pool hall, where he worked until his retirement in the late l990s.
He was an avid reader and historian.
Glenn married Millie Taylor in 1958. She died in 1973.
He is survived by his grandchildren: Ryan Latimer, of Roswell, Melanie Latimer, of Denver, and Liana Latimer, of Roswell. He is also survived by his stepdaughter, Connie Taylor Lee, of Oklahoma; grandson, Gordon Allen, and his wife, Valerie; and a great-grandson, Grady Allen; his sister, Dianne Andress, and her husband, Ottie, of Dexter; and many nieces and nephews.
Glenn was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Millie; his daughter, Jo Denise Latimer; his stepdaughter, Mary Lee Taylor; his brother, Earl A. Latimer Jr., M.D., and his wife, Pat; and his sister, Audre Latimer King, and her husband, Roy O. King Jr.
A memorial service will take place on Monday, Jan. 20, 11 a.m. at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home in Roswell.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register book at andersonbethany.com. Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.