Melvin “Mel” Junior Latta, 76, Peru, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, August 13, 2020, at his residence.
Born November 24, 1943, in Logansport, Indiana, he was the son of Charles Vern and Lula Faye Arion Latta. On September 4, 1965, in Logansport, Indiana, he was married to the love of his life, Judy Kay Baugh, and she survives.
He attended Kewanna High School before enlisting in the United States Army. He worked for many years as a truck driver for Pasquale Trucking in Logansport and also as a tree trimmer for Nelson’s Tree Service. He served in the United States Army for three years at Ft. Carson, Colorado. He was a member of the former Eagles Lodge in Logansport. He enjoyed shooting pool, watching drag races at Bunker Hill, and joking and teasing everyone. He loved listening to country music, especially Johnny Cash and Patsy Kline; dancing; and especially spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Latta, Peru; one son, Melvin (Veronica) Latta, Peru; four daughters, Darla (John, Jr.) Davis, Peru; Tammy Arvin (companion, Craig Emery), Peru; Connie (Randy) Wolfe, Bunker Hill; and Tina (Brent) Fenwick, Logansport; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; five step great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Vern Latta, Hanna; and Earl Latta, Rochester.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, and four sisters.
Visitation will be from 4-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana. Military rites will be presented at 7:00 p.m., at the funeral home.
McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana, has been entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.mcclainfh.com.
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