David Clark Latimer, 87 of Nixa, passed away on March 21, 2023, surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor his legacy by living their lives to the fullest.

His career then began in the Bernie School District, where he taught shop and woodworking, and expanded to the Riverview Gardens School District, where he was a school counselor. It was during this time that he met, fell in love with, and married a fellow educator, Barbara Ann Freise, on August 1, 1965.

David then transitioned to an administrative role in the Pattonville School District, becoming the inaugural Principal of the Remington Traditional School – a classical approach to educational management and curriculum, for which David was extensively lauded. Upon David’s retirement in 1995, he was recognized not only by the City of Maryland Heights but also by the Missouri House of Representatives and the Missouri Senate for his contributions to education.

Survivors include His wife, Barbara; his son Brian Latimer and wife, Patricia of San Jose, California; and his grandson, Korey Latimer.

A Celebration of David’s life will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 2:00 PM at the Copper Leaf Community Building at 600 E Katella Circle, Nixa, MO 65714.

His family hopes many of his friends will join to share stories, laughter, and simply to commemorate the impact which David had on all of us.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Missouri Department of Conservation – an organization to which David felt strongly about and contributed.