Robert was born on January 11, 1929 in Bristol and had moved back to Liberty County in 1962 coming from California.
He served in the United States Army where he worked as a Radar Specialist.
Robert also worked on aircraft engines and electronics. He was a member of the Christian Church in Bristol. Robert attended FSU and Georgia Tech University; he was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph S. and Clarice (Freeman) Lathem, a brother, Joe Lathem.
Sister-in-Law, Ann Lathem of Bristol, FL
Niece, Gail McCaskill and her husband, Joe Mike of Bristol, FL
Nephew, Cayson Lathem of Blountstown, FL
Several great nieces and nephews
Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 2:00 pm (EST) from the graveside at Bristol Cemetery with Roger Causseaux officiating. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.