It is with great sadness that the family of Ted announces his passing on December 4 from a prolonged battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP).
A native of Durham, Ted was born on January 19, 1939, to Garland and Mamie Riley Latta. He retired after 30 years of service with Duke Power Company, and enjoyed his later years on his farm in Rougemont. He was preceded in death by his parents, his uncles Hugh and Phillips, and his aunt Pattie Mangum Scarborough.
Ted is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sue Brown Latta; his daughters Angie Willis (Woody) and Kim Latta; granddaughters Izabela and Tori Willis, and Siena and Iris Hill; sister Marjorie Gilbreath; sister-in-law Jennifer Carr (Joe); nephews Mark Gilbreath (Teresa), Chris Carr (Rose Ann), Steve Brown (Beverly); niece Joan Haycraft (Sam).
A celebration of his life will be held on December 13 at 2:00 at Mt. Sylvan United Methodist Church. A private committal will be held at a later date.
The family would like to thank faithful friends Marvin, Mike, and George; medical team Dr. Burton L. Scott, Dr. Eugene Linfors, Dr. Jason Webb, and the nurses and staff at Duke HomeCare and Hospice; loving caretakers Nicole Burke, Catrilla Latta and Erick Wilson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to one of the following: CurePSP (www.psp.org), Mt. Sylvan UMC building fund, or Duke HomeCare and Hospice.