WESTVILLE – William V. Lattrell, 78, of Westville passed away at noon Monday (Dec. 10, 2012) at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center, Danville.
William was born Aug. 4, 1934, in Keeseville, N.Y., to William and Catherine Lavalette Lattrell. He married Anna C. Broderick on May 12, 1956, at St. Patrick's in Danville. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, William J. Lattrell of Westville and Robert Tabor of Danville; one daughter, Juli A. Dean of Westville; special son-in-law, Noel T. Dean; two brothers, Alfred "Skip" (Margaret) Lattrell of Raritan, N.J., and Robert (Joanne) Lattrell of Keeseville, N.Y.; three sisters, Janice (John) Cooley and Loretta Rose of Wilmington, N.C., and Joan (Richard) Wood of Keeseville, N.Y.; three grandchildren, John (Heather) Tabor of Marshall, Amy (Jason) Moore of Williamsport, Ind., and Dawson Dean of Westville; three great-grandchildren, Emma and Anna Moore of Williamsport, Ind., and Megan Tabor of Marshall; special sister-in-laws, Maureen Lattrell and Julie Lattrell of Keeseville, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews whom he was very proud of.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, John "Jack" and Edwin "Bucky" Lattrell.
William joined the Air Force on Dec. 28, 1951, retiring Dec. 11, 1955. He was a self-employed contractor for Town and Country Construction. William was recognized as an expert carpenter, having designed and built many homes throughout Vermilion County. He loved Boston Celtic and Illinois basketball and fishing in the mountains of New York.
Private graveside rites will be at the National Cemetery, Danville, with military honors provided by the Westville American Legion. Robison Chapel, Catlin, is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the VA Medical Center Alzheimer's Wards, Danville. Online condolences may be offered at www.robisonchapel.com.