Ruben L. Latimer

Ruben Levi Latimer, 86, of Columbia passed away November 22, 2014.   No services are scheduled.  Ruben was born on August 30, 1928 in Columbia to Matthew and Minnie (Morris) Latimer.  Ruben was a WWII Veteran as well as the owner of A-1 Electronics for 45 years.    Ruben is survived by his wife of 64 years, Grace; son, Vance Latimer; daughter, Karlyn (Charles Blakemore) Henderson; brother; James Latimer, two sisters; Jewell Shaw, Frances Crane,  and two grandsons, Caine (Dawn) Henderson and Kevin Shearon; three great-grandchildren; and as well as several nieces and nephews; all of Columbia.  Ruben is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Irene Crane.

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  1. Lisa Pugh Clough on November 26, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Vance and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed communicating with Mr. Latimer via Facebook and will certainly miss him. Words are just that but please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Lisa Pugh Clough

  2. David Hansen on November 27, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Mr. Latimer gave me my first job, just a kid, he taught me a lot about the business and about life. He could sometimes be tough, but I realize I’m a better person for the lessons he taught. I’ve always kept track of him thru Dothage and It will sadden me knowing he’s not around. sincerely David Hansen

  3. Jody Polly on November 29, 2014 at 9:32 am

    I am the daughter of Betty Davis. Mother & I always enjoyed visiting with you and R. L. at the GTE Retirees Luncheons.
    I am very sorry for your loss.
    Jody Polly

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