Bill Latture earned a Bachelor of Science in naval science from the University of South Carolina in 1945 and a Bachelor of Science in commerce from Washington and Lee University in 1949. He was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa’s Alpha Circle in 1948. He has served Washington and Lee as class agent, a member of its Alumni Board of Directors and the George Washington Society, and chaired the Lee Chapel Capital Campaign. He is also a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity.
In addition to serving his alma mater, Bill served in the U. S. Navy from 1943-46 where he attained the rank of Lt. (JG).
Bill is an Eagle Scout, has served as a Scoutmaster, and a longtime board member of the Old North State Council. He is the recipient of the Boy Scouts of America’s Silver Beaver Award and is a member of the 1910 Society.
He retired in 1982 after 33 years as an executive with Blue Bell, Inc. (acquired by VF, Inc.) He served as chairman of the Textile and Needle Trades Division of the American Society for Quality Control and is a recipient of its Distinguished Service Award.
Bill is a past president of the Greensboro Historical Museum. He is also the co-founder and past president of the Belle Meade Society and longtime volunteer there. He has been active in his church and served it in many capacities, including chairman of the Administrative Board and chairman of the Trustees.
He has been a member of Summit Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. He has been active with the Greensboro Mental Health Association and Greensboro Opera.
He and his wife Louise (Washington and Lee University, 2017) are longtime residents of Greensboro, N.C. and since 2007 they have lived at Well Spring Retirement Community, where Bill has served as president of its Residents’ Association. They have two children and four grandchildren.
Bill served as a regular member of the O∆K Foundation Board of Trustees from 2004-18. He was named trustee emeritus in 2018.