CAMILLA -- Donald Edward Lathrup, Jr. ,84, of Camilla died Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at Willson Hospice House in Albany.
Memorial services will be 11:00 A.M., Saturday, September 1. at Camilla United Methodist Church with Reverend Ken Myers and Reverend James Sapp officiating.
Born July 22, 1928 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Mr. Lathrup was the son of the late Donald Edward Lathrup Sr. and Winifred Gower Lathrup. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ann Flitcraft Lathrup, a son-in-law, Richard Martin, and a grandson, Hunter Patrick Lathrup. He graduated from the University of Michigan, where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. Mr. Lathrup was veteran of the U.S. Naval Reserve and the U.S.
Marine Corps. Mr. Lathrup worked in the concrete construction industry for almost 40 years, having worked most of his career at Master Builders Company. Recognized in the industry as one of the leading authorities on concrete technology, he was elected in 1995 as the first Honorary Member of the Georgia Concrete and Products Association. He was a member of Camilla United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Harriette Hilliard Lathrup of Camilla; three sons, Steven Allen Lathrup and his wife, Wilma of Durham, N.C., Michael Riley Lathrup and his wife, Terri, of Lawrenceville, GA, and Anthony Charles Lathrup, of Watkinsville, GA; a daughter Kim Elizabeth Lathrup, DVM of Watkinsville, GA; five grandchildren, Brett Alexander Lathrup, Riley Ann-Elizabeth Lathrup, Kelsey Ann Martin, Ann McDonough Lathrup, Susan Winn Lathrup; and a great granddaughter, Marli Ann Martin.
Following his marriage to Harriette in 1993, Mr. Lathrup moved from Atlanta to Camilla where he enjoyed almost two decades of active retirement. An avid hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman, Mr. Lathrup in his later years in Camilla concentrated more on his golf game, and church and civic activities. Among these were his participation in the church choir, Sunday school class, and the Rotary Club.
Visitation will be from 4 - 7 P.M., Friday, August 31 at the family residence, 3205 Slough Rd., Camilla, GA 31730.
Memorials may be made to Camilla United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 192, Camilla, GA 31730.
Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home is charge of arrangements.
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