James Walter Batten

Born in Old Hickory, TN on July 30, 1932

Departed on December 8, 2013 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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James Walter Batten, age 81, was born on July 30, 1932 in Old Hickory, TN and passed away on December 8, 2013.
James was a long time employee of Dupont Power House.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Susie Batten, brother, Ed Batten, and sister, Melba Neese.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Lucille Batten, children, Sherry Bailey (Brian Beisel), Jimmy Batten (Cheri), Steve Batten (Lisa), and Melanie Touchton (Thad); grandchildren, Tracy Carter (Steve), Trent Batten, Jeny Batten, Justin Batten (Brandon Anderson), Samantha Batten, Tyler Angell, Ali Angell, Jennifer Knolton, Whitney Linginfelter, Bailey Touchton; great-grandchildren, Drew & Zac Carter, Porter Linginfelter, Addison Janssen, brothers, Paul Batten and Grady Batten (Billie), and sister, Sue Davis (Joe).
A celebration of life ceremony will be conducted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 1pm in the chapel of Hendersonville Funeral Home, with Rev. Paul McAdoo officiating. A visitation with the family will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 4-8pm and on Wednesday from 12-1pm. Interment to follow in Hendersonville Memory Gardens.

18 Comments to Mr. James Walter Batten

  1. Sheila Robinson
    December 8, 2013 8:42 pm

    Walter was one of the kindest and best natured people I ever met…he will be sorely missed by so many…to Lucy and the rest of his family, I can only offer my deepest sympathy for your great loss and pray for comfort and peace. He never had an unkind thought or spoke ill of anyone. He was a true treasure to all who knew him.

  2. Becky Benton
    December 8, 2013 9:10 pm

    Steve, Lisa and family: Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am saddened to hear of your loss. May God comfort you with wonderful memories and the knowledge that you WILL see him again someday.

  3. Tina Bowers
    December 8, 2013 11:36 pm

    So so sorry for your loss, but it is Heavens gain, & 81 is a good life, I know he will be missed by many, but in a much better place than us here that remain, again I am truly sorry for your loss & prayer’s are going out to your family, I pray that GOD comfort each & everyone of you & give you the peace that only our LORD can give, Blessings to you all.

  4. Jo West
    December 9, 2013 12:45 am

    Steve and Lisa I was so saddened to hear of your loss. It is so hard to lose your father. We are all praying for peace for you and your family. May God bless you all in this very difficult time.

  5. Rosemary Bray
    December 9, 2013 9:23 am

    Sherry – so sorry to hear of the loss of your father, it is so hard to lose a parent. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care……Rosemary (LBL Administration)

  6. Jennifer Parrish-Lamb
    December 9, 2013 10:27 am

    Sherry,
    My most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    Jennifer
    (LBL Administration)

  7. Denise Schmittou
    December 9, 2013 11:09 am

    Sherry and Family,
    So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I have been thinking about all of you and keeping you in my prayers. Keep his memories close to comfort you.
    Take Care,
    Denise

  8. Molly Hartwig
    December 9, 2013 11:12 am

    So sorry for your loss, Sherry and family, will keep all of you in my prayers as you go through this tough time.

    Molly

  9. James & Debbie Stephens
    December 9, 2013 12:57 pm

    So sorry to hear of this great loss. Walter was a good friend and we will dearly miss him.

  10. Taryn Robertson
    December 9, 2013 1:02 pm

    Hi Melanie,

    I was sadden to hear that you lost your father. I want to let you know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones as you deal with the death of your father. One scripture that helps me deal with loosing the people I have lost to death is John 5: 28,29 it gives us a wonderful hope that the bible holds out for those who have died.

    Love you much.

  11. Darris Jones
    December 9, 2013 3:54 pm

    Sorry to hear about Walter’s passing…don’t know if I will be able to attend …Love and regards…Darris Jones..Shelbyville, Tn

  12. Tracy Abbasi
    December 9, 2013 5:05 pm

    Mel:
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. I wish I could be there to comfort you.
    Please know that I’m thinking of you and sending love and prayers your way. Be comforted in this time knowing that you are surrounded by love…
    Love you,
    Tracy

  13. Becky Jones Almada
    December 9, 2013 5:25 pm

    Walter was so nice to me each time I saw him
    He always has kind words. He was my cousin and I loved him and his family very much. Plans are to see you ALL Wednesday. God bless you all. Love always, Becky

  14. Kenley Allen
    December 9, 2013 9:12 pm

    may I offer a quote from Will Rogers:
    “You must judge a man’s greatness by how much he will be missed.”

  15. Margie A. Mitchell
    December 10, 2013 8:56 am

    Sherry, so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Love you!

    Margie

  16. SharonWaltrip
    December 10, 2013 2:41 pm

    Sherry, It is always hard to lose a parent and especially tough during the holidays. You will always miss him, but what a wonderful father and family memories you have. I was sorry to hear of his passing and my heart goes out to you and your family. Celebrate his life and the impact he had on you and so many more. Lots of love to you all.

  17. Patsy Brown
    December 10, 2013 4:47 pm

    Steve and Lisa, We offer you our understanding sympathy having lost both of our fathers at Christmastime. May the memories you hold in your heart bring you comfort and peace in the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

    Love,
    Patsy and Bill

  18. Patsy Brown
    December 10, 2013 4:49 pm

    Steve and Lisa, My sincerest sympathy to you in your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

    Love,
    Marlou

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