Johnnie Lathers Sr. died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. He was born to the union of George and Lucille Bell Lathers.
He was a native of Clinton and a resident of Baton Rouge. He was baptized at an early age at St. Peter United Methodist Church and later attended Mount Gideon Baptist Church where he remained until he died. Johnny worked as a truckdriver for many years and later became an entrepreneur, better known as "the car wash man" in the Baton Rouge area. Survived by his wife of six years, Debra Lathers, Baton Rouge; six sons, Johnnie Lathers Jr. (Keneasha), and Lonnie Lathers, all of Baton Rouge, Milan Lathers (Lorraine), Port Allen, Elvin Jack, Lawrence Lathers and Rodrick Lathers, all of Baton Rouge; 10 grandchildren; sister, Rosa Lee Robinson (Frank), Slaughter; brother, George Lathers, Jr. (Carol), Baker; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by his mother, Lucille Bell Lathers; father, George Lathers, Sr.; sister, Louedna Thomas; maternal and paternal grandparents; and granddaughter, Jabrielle Jack. Viewing of body was at St. Peter United Methodist Church, 10087 St. Peter Lane, Clinton, on Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Religious service began at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Theodore Major officiating. Interment in St. Peter Cemetery. Arrangements by Carney-Mackey Funeral Home, 1576 Robin St. (225) 774-0390.