June 8 Obituaries
Donavan Gail Latimer, 84, of Snyder, died Wednesday, June 6, 2018.
Funeral service for Mr. Latimer will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Colonial Hill Baptist Church with Dr. Tommy Culwell officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be held from 7-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Mr. Latimer was born on Sept. 25, 1933 in Fort Worth, to Jonathan and Grace Marie (Perry) Latimer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and graduated from Texas Christian University with a bachelor of science degree in geology. Gail was employed by Dresser Atlas for 20 years before starting his own successful business in San Antonio in 1977. His work kept him in South Texas until he and his wife moved to Snyder in 1994. He continued to enjoy his work, even after being placed in his hospice bed. His important words to his family and friends were that “he never worked a day in his life because he enjoyed what he did.” As much as he loved the oilfield and finding oil wells, he also enjoyed his deer hunting. Above all, he was an extra-special Pa Pa, greatly loved by his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Billie Jean, in 2014, and one brother, Royce Latimer.
Survivors include one daughter, Laurie Odom and her husband, Todd, of Snyder; four grandchildren, Jessica McMullen and her husband, Colby, of Midland and Kell Odom, Jada Odom and Jake Odom, all of Snyder; one sister-in-law, Linda Farnum and her husband, Phil, of Kentucky; two nephews, Raf Viniard and his wife, Pam, of Montana and Shannon Viniard and his wife, Linnea, of Kentucky; and one niece, Lynn Reed of Fort Worth.
Online condolences my be posted at www.millerfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Jimmy Dale Norvell, 57, died Wednesday, June 6, 2018 in Snyder,.
Funeral services are pending at Miller Family Funeral Home.
Dorothy Yvonne Snowden, 74, of Snyder, died Friday, June 1, 2018 at Snyder Healthcare Center.
A memorial service for Mrs. Snowden will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Brad Daniels officiating.