Michael Shawn Lathero Sr. “Dippy” was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He left this world unexpectedly June 11, 2023 at 57 years old.
He was born to William and Roberta Lathero on January 3, 1966 in Vero Beach, Florida and was a life long resident of Fellsmere, Florida. He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 41 years, Christy. Together they had 3 children, Heather Bishop, Danielle Lathero Gens, and Michael Lathero Jr. and have 5 grandchildren, Brian and Waylon Bishop, Mason and Camdyn Gens, and Stetson Lathero. He is also survived by his great aunt, Rita Craig Turner, brothers and sister in laws, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lathero and Mr. and Mrs. Shelly Humphrey and sister, Laura Lathero Laporte and many nieces and nephews.
He operated his business spraying drywall for over 30 years, was an avid hunter and lover of all things airboat. When he wasn’t working or with family you could find him blowing by other boats on the lake with a huge grin on his face. He was a wheeler and dealer and never met a stranger, everyone he came across was soon a lifelong friend. His personality was larger than life and he always had a story to tell. He was a hardworking man of strong character. He showed up when it mattered, had your back, gave to those in need, and would defend and stand up for his loved ones. He was a wild spirit with a heart of gold and will be missed by many. A true legend of his day.
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