William Otis “Billy” Latham Jr., 82, of Orange, passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010 at Memorial Hermann Baptist Orange Hospital after a short illness. No services are being held for Mr. Latham at this time.

Billy was born on Dec. 15, 1927 in Orange to parents, William Otis ”Bill” Latham Sr. and Lena McGuire Lowe.  

Billy is preceded in death by his parents and his younger brother, Donald Dumont “Pete” Latham.  

Those who will most cherish his memory are his loving wife, Anna Sue Peveto Latham of Orange; his sister, Margarete Adelia Hanks of Junction, Texas; his half-sister, Patricia Latham; his children, daughters, Molly Latham Schilling and husband Charles of Orange and Mary Latham Brandli and husban Mark of Hemphill; son, Lamar Latham and wife Judith of El Paso; his sisters-in-law, Lenora Peveto Clark of Devil’s Pocket and Rita Latham of Alexandria, La.; six grandchildren, four stepgranchildren, seven great-grandchildren, six stepgreat-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.