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James C Batts

October 20, 1932 ~ March 5, 2022 (age 89)

Obituary

James Curtis “Jimmy” Batts age 89 of Springfield passed away on March 5, 2022 at NorthCrest Medical Center. 

He was born on October 20, 1932 to the late Ollie and Pauline Batts in Nashville. Jimmy was a graduate of Hume Fogg High School and married the love of his life, Mary Virginia Sanders, on May 12, 1951. They were blessed with two beautiful daughters. Jimmy and Virginia were lifelong members of Grace Baptist Church in Nashville where he served as an usher for many years and was also on the Finance Committee.  

Jimmy worked for 25 years as an Electrician for Ford Glass where he retired as a foreman. He always kept a tool bag in his truck with all the necessities to fix just about anything. When Jimmy wasn’t working, he was spending his time with family. His mission was to provide for his family and to make sure they had everything they needed. 

Jimmy’s sweet and generous spirit will live on in his family and those that knew him. 

Jimmy is survived by his wife of 70 years, Mary Virginia Batts; children, Vicki (Mike) Wilhoit and Lee Ann (Todd) Riviere; grandchildren, Chris (Melissa) Davis, Jennifer Davis, and Amanda (Keyan) Clanton; great-grandchildren, Courtney Murphy and Buck Davis and brother, O.C. (Stacey) Batts. 

A Life Celebration will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 2pm with Brother David Harbison Officiating. Burial will follow at Springfield Memorial Gardens with Chris Davis, Bobby Batts, Buck Davis, Greg Sanders, Tim Sanders and Jeff Ulmer. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 11am until the time of service at 2pm. Online condolences and floral tributes can be sent at www.SpringfieldFH.com. 

These arrangements were entrusted to Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center: 4005 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172: 615-384-5437. 

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
March 8, 2022

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home & Cremation Center
4005 Memorial Blvd
Springfield, TN 37172

Celebration of Life
Tuesday
March 8, 2022

2:00 PM
Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home & Cremation Center
4005 Memorial Blvd
Springfield, TN 37172

Video is available for this event


Donations

Grace Baptist Church
1510 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville TN 37207
Web: https://onrealm.org/gbcnashville/-/form/give/now

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