Obituary Details

Philip Newton Latimer

July 5, 1940 - August 20, 2015

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Mass

Location:
St. Mary of the Angels Chapel at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
Date:
Monday, August 24, 2015
Service Time:
4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Cemetery

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Notes

Philip Newton Latimer, 75, passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2015 in Raleigh NC at his home surrounded by family and special caregivers.

Born July 5, 1940 in Atlanta GA, he was the son of Joel and Bertine Latimer. After graduating from Georgia State University, he flew helicopters and Chinooks in Korea and Vietnam as a Captain in the United States Army. He was the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Purple Heart. After serving in Vietnam, he joined the Army National Guard and also pursued a successful career in industrial sales as a civilian.

He enjoyed beach music and dancing, golfing, boating, fishing, time spent with friends, family and his beloved dog Katie. He will be remembered for his outgoing personality, his sense of humor and his ability to make everyone laugh and smile. He was a constant source of strength, love and care,and a selfless provider for his wife and family.

He leaves behind his wife of 52 years, Beverly, their three children and families: (Michael) Collins married to Josie, (Philip) Kent and Kim Tutor, Kelly (Latimer) and Stan Micek and three grandchildren Ashley, Brett and Tyler Micek; his older brother Robert Latimer; his twin sister Marilea Butler and many close friends.

The funeral service and subsequent inurnment will be held on Monday, August 24th, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in the St. Mary of the Angels Chapel at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 11401 Leesville Rd., Raleigh NC 27613. A simple reception will follow.

The family greatly appreciates the tremendous love and support of their family, friends, neighbors, caregivers and Transitions HospiceCare of Wake County during Philip's battle with cancer.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Philp's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project . For more information, go tohttp://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate.aspx.
Posted by:
Myrna Citron
Posted on:
September 23, 2015
Beverly and family, just saw on the internet where Philip passed. Mindy, Melissa and I have such wonderful memories of our days as neighbors. We have thought of you and your family often. Our prayers will always be with you and memories of good times together will always remain in our hearts.
Myrna and Melissa Citron and Mindy Shea
980-245-7242 Charlotte, NC
Posted by:
Stephanie Goolsby-Savage
Posted on:
August 31, 2015
I am sorry for your loss. Rev 21:4 gives us  hope of a time when we won't have to worry about death anymore.
Posted by:
Joe Nemmers
Posted on:
August 24, 2015
Kelly,
I was very sorry to learn of your dad's passing. He was a good man and a patriot and I am grateful for his service to our country. Kathy and I will keep your family in our prayers.
Joe Nemmers
Posted by:
Bill Kinser
Posted on:
August 23, 2015
So many great memories of our times with Philip and Beverly mostly at some beach somewhere....Duck, Atlantic Beach,,Myrtle Beach with kids. Later, cruise in Western Caribbean, Catalina Island, Destin Fla. So many good times. We will always remember Philip's great smile, fun loving spirit and great sense of humor. He was so much fun to be around. Bev and Family, the Kinser Family sends their love and prayers, and our eternal gratitude for your friendship. RIP Philip! We love you!

Bill and Linda Kinser and Family
Posted by:
elizabeth banks
Posted on:
August 23, 2015
So sorry to hear about Phillip. I went to Murphy and graduated with he and Marilea in the '58 class. My prayers and thoughts are with all the family.
Love, Elizabeth Williams Banks '58 Murphy High School
Posted by:
Faust Family
Posted on:
August 21, 2015
Dear Latimer Family, we are so sorry to learn of your loss. May your many shared family memories bring you comfort. The scriptures reminds us that Almighty God is close to those who grieve; "...He saves those who are crushed in spirit." (Psalm 34:18) Our sincere condolence to all of you.
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St. Mary of the Angels Chapel at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
11401 Leesville Rd
Raleigh, NC 27613
919-847-8205
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