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Celebrating the life of
Thomas Henry Latham, Jr.
November 10, 1937 - September 16, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 5-7 PM - Thursday, September 19, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Graveside Service
  • 11:00am - Friday, September 20, 2019
  • Greenwich Section of Bonaventure Cemetery
  • 300 Greenwich Rd. (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

I am so sorry to hear this news. I know that our loving God will give you comfort and strength during this time. “Do not be anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.” - Philippians 4:6,7

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Sending my sympathy to the Latham family for your loss. I had the privilege of working for Tom at First Michigan Bank Corporation. He loved his family, and I know you will miss him. Blessings.

Barb Rininger, Holland , MI

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of sadness, always know that God is in control and is a great source of comfort.

Solomon & JoCarolyn Amusan , Savannah, Ga

Dear Janice and all the Latham family, My son Chris and I would like to offer our deepest sympathies on Tom's passing. Rest eternal grant him, O Lord, and may light perpetual shine upon him.

Martha H. Fournier, Austin, TX

I am very sorry to hear about Tom. I am sending my thoughts and prayers to the family.

Patricia Latham, Billerica, MA

Sorry for your loss

Gillespie Family, New Bedford, MA

Although I did not know Tom very well, what I knew of him was very special. He was a gentleman first and a very dedicated to the efforts of the Navy League. His guidance and usual good humor and charm will be missed by many. Rest In Peace, Tom, you have left your positive mark on many.

Jean McRae, Savannah , GA

So terribly sorry to hear of Tom's passing. What great memories of many special times shared over the years. Wish we could be with you all for his memorial but you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Rev. Chris Drew, Plymouth, NH

Tom was a very special guy. A loyal and decades long friend, he was always there when you needed him. He gave of himself to others without limit. His work with the Savannah Navy League and other local organizations was tireless. We mourn his passing but celebrate his life. He will be sorely missed but never, ever forgotten. May he rest in peace with his beloved spouse, Jinny. Deepest Sympathy, Ron & Terry Chanda

Ronald Chanda, South River, NJ

David & Family, We are so sorry to hear about your father passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are here for you. Peace be with you. JoAnn and Sharon

Sharon Wallace, Savannah, Georgia

Elizabeth and David we have been blessed to share your Father all these years at the Landings. What an excellent Gentleman, Husband and Father. We will miss his outstanding insight.

janice bell, savannah, Georgia

Thomas Henry Latham, Jr., 81, passed away peacefully at home in Savannah, GA Monday, September 16, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born November 10, 1937 in New Bedford, MA to the late Thomas (Harry) Latham and Mary (Dot) Hodnett.

Mr. Latham received his B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, M.B.A with American International College, and M.S. degree from Stonier School of Banking.

From 1959-1963, he proudly served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy where he was a Carrier Based Air Intelligence Officer and Naval Intelligence School Instructor.  Following his military service, Mr. Latham moved into the corporate world for an equally rewarding career as Executive VP of HR with Midlantic National Bank in NJ and Senior VP and Director of HR with First Michigan Bank in MI. After moving to Savannah, he was President of Latham Consulting for many years before retiring.

He was an avid golfer and enjoyed many years as a private pilot.

Mr. Latham was a key leader of the Savannah Navy League for over a decade.  He was elected President of the council four separate times.  His emphasis was on how SNL could do more for local or nearby Navy, Coast Guard, Marine and NJROTC units.  While serving as President, he worked with Navy leadership at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay to adopt the ballistic missile submarine USS Alaska (SSBN 732).  That lead to an enduring relationship with Sailors of that submarine, including their now annual participation in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  He also worked with Kings Bay leaders to establish an annual Submariner Leadership Award Program that covers all submarines (8) at Kings Bay.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Virginia Forsythe Latham and brother, Stephen Latham.

Surviving are his sister, Janice Latham of MA; daughter, Elizabeth Latham Schriefer and son-in-law, Kurt Schriefer of NJ; son, David Latham of GA; grandson, Kurt Schriefer, Jr. and his wife, Maria and granddaughter, Kelly Schriefer all of NJ.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 20, 2019 in the Greenwich Section of Bonaventure Cemetery.

Remembrances may be made to Savannah Navy League, P.O. Box 16918, Savannah, GA 31416.

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I am so sorry to hear this news. I know that our loving God will give you comfort and strength during this time. “Do not be anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.” - Philippians 4:6,7

, ,

Sending my sympathy to the Latham family for your loss. I had the privilege of working for Tom at First Michigan Bank Corporation. He loved his family, and I know you will miss him. Blessings.

Barb Rininger, Holland , MI

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of sadness, always know that God is in control and is a great source of comfort.

Solomon & JoCarolyn Amusan , Savannah, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Sunshine Weeter — Georgia

Dear Janice and all the Latham family, My son Chris and I would like to offer our deepest sympathies on Tom's passing. Rest eternal grant him, O Lord, and may light perpetual shine upon him.

Martha H. Fournier, Austin, TX

I am very sorry to hear about Tom. I am sending my thoughts and prayers to the family.

Patricia Latham, Billerica, MA

Sorry for your loss

Gillespie Family, New Bedford, MA

Although I did not know Tom very well, what I knew of him was very special. He was a gentleman first and a very dedicated to the efforts of the Navy League. His guidance and usual good humor and charm will be missed by many. Rest In Peace, Tom, you have left your positive mark on many.

Jean McRae, Savannah , GA

So terribly sorry to hear of Tom's passing. What great memories of many special times shared over the years. Wish we could be with you all for his memorial but you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Rev. Chris Drew, Plymouth, NH

Candle tribute lit by Stephen and Mary Ellen Asaro — New Jersey

Tom was a very special guy. A loyal and decades long friend, he was always there when you needed him. He gave of himself to others without limit. His work with the Savannah Navy League and other local organizations was tireless. We mourn his passing but celebrate his life. He will be sorely missed but never, ever forgotten. May he rest in peace with his beloved spouse, Jinny. Deepest Sympathy, Ron & Terry Chanda

Ronald Chanda, South River, NJ

Candle tribute lit by Debbie Coolidge — Georgia

David & Family, We are so sorry to hear about your father passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are here for you. Peace be with you. JoAnn and Sharon

Sharon Wallace, Savannah, Georgia

Elizabeth and David we have been blessed to share your Father all these years at the Landings. What an excellent Gentleman, Husband and Father. We will miss his outstanding insight.

janice bell, savannah, Georgia


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