REAL ESTATE BROKER
Royce Latham, 83, a real estate broker and partner in the Falls Church real estate company Citation Homes, died Dec. 22 at Prince William Hospital in Manassas of complications from pulmonary fibrosis.
Mr. Latham joined Citation Homes in 1962 and spent more than 40 years there before he and his business partners sold the company in 2008.
He later worked for Westgate Realty Group in Falls Church until retiring in 2010.
Mr. Latham was a native Washingtonian and graduated in 1944 from the old Carlisle Military High School in Bamberg, S.C. He served in the Merchant Marine near the end of World War II.
Early in his career, he was a staff assistant at Vitro Labs in Silver Spring and an engineer in the atomic-energy division at Allis-Chalmers in Bethesda.
From the 1950s to the 1970s, Mr. Latham had a business that bought and resold houses in the Washington region.
He lived in Vienna and Oakton before moving to Gainesville early last year.
He was a member of the National Association of Realtors.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Dorothy Ring Latham of Gainesville; six children, Daniel Latham of Gainesville, Royce F. Latham of Penngrove, Calif., Kevin Latham of Centreville and Kathleen Farrell, Karen Latham and Mark Latham, all of Manassas; and six grandchildren.