James “Jimbo” Konet Latsko, age 67 of Trenton, FL formerly of Alachua, FL said farewell to his earthly home on Saturday April 3, 2021. Jimbo was born on January 27, 1954 in Gainesville, FL to William Sylvester Latsko and Eva Oradell Beard.
Jimbo graduated from Gainesville High School in 1972 – where he was brought onto the varsity team as a sophomore and was known for his skills as quarterback. At just 19 years old, he started his own carpet cleaning business known as “Latsko’s Carpet Care” and has served the greater-Gainesville area for the past 49 years.
Jimbo was an accomplished hunter and avid outdoorsman and truly in his element in the woods hunting for Wild Turkey – which was a great passion of his. He also enjoyed hunting Whitetail deer and has a full body mount of a piebald deer he named “Whitey”. Jimbo chose that name because while crossing a field at night, the buck looked like a ghost. His family intends to reach out to see if Bass Pro Shops would be interested in adding this rare buck to their store collections. His other hobbies included golf and fishing.
Jimbo is known for loving quality time with his family and close friends as well as taking precise care of his family and his property. He was also known for his expertise on the grill and the smoker. He enjoyed good music, cracking a joke – of course laughing at his own joke, popping a cold one open and enjoying the simplicities of this life.
Jimbo is preceded in death by his parents and daughter Deana Kay Carlisle, and is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Donna Jean (Bennett) Latsko, sons Mark Santerfeit, and James “Jimmy” Latsko, daughters Julie (Dustin) Carlisle, and Jamie (Matthew) Paulk, brothers Fred (Beverly) Latsko, William “Billy” (Linda) Latsko, Carlton (Pam) Latsko and Matthew (Anne) Latsko, 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
There are no service arrangements at this time. The family will have a celebration of life ceremony in the coming months. Arrangements are in the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 311 S. Main Street Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 376-5361 www.milamfh.com