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James Louis Latendresse

December 16, 1928 — November 28, 2019

James “Jim” Louis Latendresse, 90, of Camden passed away Thursday, November 28, at home in Camden surrounded by his family. Visitation will be held at Oakdale Funeral Home on Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 4-7pm with a rosary starting at 7pm. A mass of Christian burial will be at 1pm on Friday, December 6, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Camden.

Mr. Latendresse was born December 16, 1928 in Beresford, South Dakota to the late Olga and John Latendresse. James married Irene Bickett on May 8, 1950 and moved to Camden, Tennessee in 1960. He was a retired Navy man, commercial fisherman, carpenter, and taught building trade at the Vocational School in Camden. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish.

In addition to his parents he was proceeded in death by his brothers David, John, Harold, and Donald Latendresse.

He is survived by his wife, Irene Bickett Latendresse, sister, Mary Groetken, of Denver, daughter Marie Latendresse, sons, Jeff (Sharon), Bobby (Annette), Benny (Amy), and Terry (Karla) Latendresse, grandchildren, Eric (Sabrina) Latendresse, Kayla (Josh) Latendresse Clark, Justin (Sarah Furbish) Latendresse, Erin (Landon) Latendresse Evans, Will Latendresse, Trevor Latendresse, Bradi Latendresse, Sam Latendresse, Josh Latendresse, Sierra Latendresse, Eli Latendresse and great grandchildren Aiden and Cecilia Clark.


The family asks in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Benton County Ministerial Alliance, Food Pantry.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, December 5, 2019

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Oakdale Funeral Home - Camden

401 Hwy 641 N, Camden, TN 38320

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Memorial Service

Friday, December 6, 2019

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church

E Main St, Camden, TN 38320

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