MAITLAND, Mo. - Richard Dale Latta, 77, of Maitland, Missouri, passed away on June 9, 2021, at the Mosaic Medical Center in Maryville, Missouri.
Richard was born Sept. 9, 1943, in Maryville, Missouri. His mother was Clella Latta. Richard was a lifelong resident of Skidmore, Maitland, and Graham, Missouri.
He attended school in Graham. He worked at Uniroyal in Maryville, and had done maintenance on school buses. Later he was at NEBS now Deluxe, in Maryville, from the time it opened in 1980 and he later retired in 2010.
He married Linda (Murphy) Latta, and she survives of Maryville.
He liked to fish, tractor pulls, and spending time with his grandchildren. His biggest prides of joys were his great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Clella; his grandmother who raised him, Hazel Latta; brother, Howard Shimak; stepdaughter, Nancy Anderson; and step-great- granddaughter, Brielle Leist.
He is survived by his children, Brad (Maureen) Latta, Kansas City, Missouri, Bill (Brenda) Latta, Maitland, Missouri, and Brenda Jane (Richard) Murphy, Maryville; sister, Linda Law, Graham; sister-in-law Jan Shimak, Graham; 10 grandchildren, Chris (Amber) Latta, Misty (Brad) Million, Tabitha Latta, Preston Murphy, Nicholas (Mallory) Latta, Mary (Richard) Donnini, Molly (James) Hyde; step- grandchildren, Trinity (Nick) Mantz, Tanner Dwinell, and Kelsey (Andy) Leist; and 14 great-grandchildren.
A visitation for family and friends will start at 4 p.m. on Monday, June 14, 2021, at the Bram Funeral Home, Maryville. A Celebration of Life service for Richard will then follow at 6 p.m., at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Tri City Friendship Center, 208 S 2nd St, Maitland, MO 64466. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.