Royce Latham


The Washington Post Sunday - - OBITUARIES - — Lau­ren Wise­man

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.

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