Donald Clyde Latimer left to be with our Lord on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at the age of 86. He is preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Corinne Latimer, his sister and husband, Elizabeth and Sam Gayle, his sisters-in-law, Pat Latimer and Kila Latimer, and brother-in-law, Butch Webel. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Ann, daughters, Marilyn and Donna, siblings, Lee Latimer, Roy Latimer, Walter Latimer, Ronnie Latimer, and Kathy Webel.
Donald was born to Walter Clyde and Corinne Latimer on Wednesday, May 6, 1936 in the Arenosa Community. Donald married Mary Ann on November 19, 1960. Together, they raised two children, Marilyn Loos and her husband David, and Donna Stancik and her husband Darren. Donald was especially proud of his grandchildren, Chelsey Reeder and her boyfriend Justin Langridge, Whitney Kocurek and her husband Daniel, Brett Stancik and his girlfriend, Maddy "Angel" McGaugh. He has five great-grandchildren, Kane Kocurek, Treydon Reeder, Paisley Reeder, Jenson Langridge and Harlyn Langridge.
Donald served his country in the United States Army. He retired after 40 plus years in the oilfield to fulfill his life-long dream of ranching. He was involved with the Cattle Raisers Association, Coastal Bend Oilman's Fishing Tournament, and longtime donor and weigh master for the Jackson County Law Enforcement Association Fishing Tournament. Donald enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. He was a loving husband, dad, grandpa, and papa. Family was everything to him, especially working with his children and grandchildren on 4-H projects. He also enjoyed crappie fishing with his grandson, Brett; going to cattle auctions with his granddaughters, Chelsey and Whitney. He also loved his Edna Cowboys Football and Baseball and watching PBR Bull riding.
Donald's newest blessing was his great-grandson, Kane, whom he loved spending time with, as well as all of his great-grandchildren. For all who knew Donald, we would say he was a big child at heart, always making people laugh, and we will miss him dearly.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Slavik Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held at Slavik Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Edna. Pallbearers include; Brett Stancik, Daniel Kocurek, Jacob Latimer, Jared Latimer, Robbie Terry and Scott Quarles. Honorary Pallbearers will be; Mike Powell, Brian Miska, Carol Roznovsky, Madeline "Angel" McGaugh and friends and family of the El Toro Community.
Services have been entrusted to Russell Todish of Slavik Funeral Home, 209 N. Allen St. Edna, TX 77957.