Rick Lathe, 69, died peacefully at home on Saturday, July 18, 2020.
He was born June 3, 1951 in Idaho, the son of Buddy and Clara McNeely Lathe.
He graduated from McClatchy High School in 1969, served in the Army Reserves, and spent much of his career in sales. Rick always showed up for family, friends, and people needing a hand. Family was most important to him, he was adored by his seven grandchildren and loved by his wife, children, and close friends. Rick was witty and loved to joke around. His legacy to those who knew him well is one of strength and resilience. One of refusing to be reduced by setbacks and struggles. One of building a solid foundation from rock bottom. Rick will be missed greatly.
Survivors include: his wife, LaWynn Lathe, Citrus Heights; his son, Brent Lathe and wife Stephanie and their son Meyer and daughter Emery, Folsom; his daughter, Lindsey Temple and her daughter Izabella, Elk Grove; his son, James Scott and his wife Sunny and their daughter Rowan, Morgan Hill; his son Joe Scott and wife Lauren and their daughter Tessa, and sons Chase and Dylan, Dixon; his sister, Jeannie Lathe, Sacramento, and her daughter, Kristine Colwell, Fair Oaks; his brother, Bobby Lathe and wife Brenda, Lawton, Oklahoma; his brother Gary Lathe and wife Stephanie, Fair Oaks.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Linda Arnon, and two brothers, John and Randy Lathe.
The family suggests memorials to the Veterans Golf Park, P.O. Box 322, Citrus Heights, CA 95611 in lieu of flowers.
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