of Sulphur Rock, AR
August 11, 1960 - April 4, 2021
George Robert Latus, 60, of Sulphur Rock, Arkansas passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021. He was born August 11, 1960 in Benton Harbor, Michigan to Robert John Latus and Elizabeth Carol (Roberts) Latus.George was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He had a great love of the outdoors and enjoyed working in his blueberry orchard. George graduated in 1979 from Hartford High School in Hartford, Michigan; he worked as a Laundry Manager at WRMC for 16 years. George was involved with the Boy Scouts of America for over 30 years as a Scout Master where he was a Silver Beaver and Wood Badge recipient. He served as the Race Director for the BSA National White River Canoe for 17 years. He was an active member of the Batesville School District Board having served Sulphur Rock and Batesville for 20 years. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Linda (Ashcraft) Latus of the home; his four children, Robert Latus (Sarah) of Russellville, Phillip Latus (Ariel) of Conway, Jill Latus of Changhua City, Taiwan, and Daniel Latus of the home; his mother, Bette Latus of Hartford, Michigan; siblings, Audrey Klug (John) of South Lyon, Michigan, DeAnna Kesselring of Newport, Jonathan Latus (Pam) of Forney, Texas, Matthew Latus (Tammi) of Longview, Texas, and Pamela Latus of Kalamazoo, Michigan; four grandchildren, Ashlyn Latus, Zoey Latus, Wyatt Latus, and Logan Latus; numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert ''Bob'' Latus and brother-in-law, Larry Kesselring.A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, April 10, 2021 at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Stephen Gadberry officiating. A memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm Friday, April 9, 2021 at Roller-Crouch Funeral Home with rosary service beginning at 6:30 pm. At the family's request, you are required to wear a mask for attendance. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made in his honor to Knights of Columbus/Sacred Heart Council 6140 Batesville Chapter, P.O. Box 2482, Batesville, AR 72503, Boy Scouts of America Troop 220 Batesville, P.O. Box 91, Sulphur Rock, AR 72579, or Boy Scouts of America Troop 182 Russellville, 2311 W. 8th, Russellville, AR 72801.
We are so very sorry for this great loss for your family. George was always kind and thoughtful and he put his compassion into action in many ways. Our heartfelt prayers for you, Linda, and all the family.Lester and Paula Meyer
My love and prayers are with you and your family.
Very sorry for your loss. George was a wonderful man and delightful to be around. He is an inspiration to me and many others.
So sorry for your loss. A really great guy who will be greatly missed. God bless.
My condolences to the Latus family. I feel truly honored to have known George and to have served a over a decade on the school board with him. George was a true gentleman and selfless individual as evidenced by his many years of volunteer service in our community. He helped make our community a better place, and he and his efforts will be missed tremendously.
Condolences and prayers. Thankful that George always visited with Ed in hospital.
So very sorry. I know this is a difficult time. If you need anything please let Gary and I know and we will be there. God bless you and the kids.
So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you Linda and the children Love you.
I have had the privilege and honor to work with George in Scouting. His gusto for life was infectious. He made me want to work harder and accomplish more. He and Linda "seemed" tireless in everything they pursued from scouting, school, church and many, many civic duties. I was in awe of all they accomplished. They raised 4 wondefully loving children. His life here on earth was tragically short. I have lost a dear friend. God has gained an incredibly faithful angel.
It has been an honor to call George a friend. He was a man of many talents but his leadership role working for and with young people is a great gift that he gave to all who knew him. We know God's timing is perfect and someday we will understand. I guess God needed George for some special purpose. He may be gone from us but he will always be with us.
George was the nicest man, always thinking of others, loved his family and friends and his church. He was my sons boy scout leader and friend. George and my dad served together in the knights of Columbus. George always looked after my dad at the functions and my dad thought alot of George. George had come to visit dad the day before my dad passed, dad was so happy to see him. That was George, always thinking of others. The good Lord called his angel home and he will be missed by so many! Linda, Robbie, Phillip and Jill and their families and all the family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. with love, linda grady
Memories are worth having in times of loss- you will be watching and guiding family & friends as we grasp the hope of meeting you again!
Dear Latus Family,We were so sad to hear about George's passing! May Our Lord hold you close to His heart, where He can feel your deepest loss and fill you with His deepest love.Now George is enjoying Eternal Life and is watching over you.We continue praying for all of you.
My thoughts and prayers are with family.
So saddened by this news. George was such a kind person. Prayers for comfort and peace during this difficult time.
George was a good man. He helped me with anything we needed at Fulton County Hospital . He was great providing us with laundry. Great man. Prayers for his family.Rest In Peace🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻
Sorry for your loss.
We are so very sorry and so very sad about your loss.
Linda and family, you have all been in my prayers! George was such a wonderful family and Godly man. He is with our Lord and the angels and he's in a much better place then we are. I know he is watching over all of you and that his spirit will live on through his children and grandchildren. God bless you all, please let me know if I can help you with anything.
Prayers to you and your family. I have many fond memories of George during the times we hung out in school. George was a great guy and a good friend. He will be missed.
I was blessed to know George as a co-worker, but even more so as a friend. He will surely be missed by all that knew him. Great man!To his family, I pray for God’s comfort over you.
Our deepest sympathies to you snd your family. May god be with you.
So sorry too hear about George, our thoughts and prayers are with your family. The Andersons and Bakers
I am shocked and very very sorry to hear this sad news Linda. George was one of my truly good friends. We did a lot of things together growing up. I am really going to miss him. If I can help in some way don’t hesitate to call.
George was such a kind and caring man. He will be greatly missed. Our loss is heavens gain. Prayers for all the family in the coming days. God Bless, Wesley, Jennifer, Noah and Wyatt Grady
Linda and family. I am so sorry for your loss. I know how devastating this is but prayers and those who love you will get you through this you will be continually in my prayers. Kitty
He was a great guy. He was always positive and always had a good word to share. He will be missed. Prayers.
So sorry Linda about the loss of your husband. We have been saying prayers for Mr. Latus as our granddaughters, Kate and Tess, asked us to put him on our prayer list. May God Bless you during this time.
I am so sorry on the passing of George. George and I graduated togetherhe was such a good friend who was always treated me so respecteful. He was so kind hearted. I am sure he will be missed.
Our hearts are broken and our prayers are for all of you. Sadly we had the unusual joy of George,sbeautiful smile while experiencing the loss of his Dad. We will miss them both. All our love.
Life is too short. May the wind be at your back and you canoe run true and fast. Set easy my friend.
Prayers for all the family. We will miss his presence, but his kind heart and work will continue where God needs him.
I’m so sorry to hear about Mr. George. I enjoyed seeing him each year at the National BSA Canoe Race. He was truly a great man. My prayers go out to his family.
Linda, prayers of comfort and peace for you and your family.
We are praying for you guys & we are here if y’all need anything.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. George was such an asset to our area, he will be missed by all who knew him. May God wrap his loving arms each of you. Remain strong in your faith and you’ll see him again some day. We love you all.Paul and Sharon
If you Google the “The definition of a Great Man” the first thing to pop up...“With a positive attitude, people will want to be around him and to have fun around him. A good man will be happy with his life and the world around him and he will want to look out for others and to help them.”This was George Latus. He made the world a better place and those around him want to be better as well. He was truly one of the good ones! And now he is in Heaven making it even more beautiful. The Edmonds family members are keeping the entire Latus family in our thoughts and prayers as you are facing this tremendous loss. Mrs. Linda, we hope you are surrounded with as much love and support as you always so freely give. We are here for you anytime for any need.Love, Adam, Mandi, Connor, Ally, and Kate
I am so very sorry for your loss. He was a great person, father, and leader. He will be great missed and fondly remembered.
My son and I have been the beneficiary of George’s love of Boy Scouting activities. Many have experienced this. And, he has helped many young men reach their goal to Eagle. George was a great family man and civic leader. I worked by his side as a school board member. I loved him and will miss him. RIP my friend.
Eternal rest grant unto him, oh Lord, and may the perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.
I am so sorry to hear about George. My thoughts and prayers are with each of your families.