James W. “Bud” Batten, 80, of Wilson, died Friday, May 8, 2020, at his home.
His funeral will be for and at the convenience of the family.
Bud was a native of Greene County and a son of the late Stephen James and Ida Corbett Batten. He was preceded in death by son, Ronald Glenn Batten; sister, Betty Jean Wheeless, and brother, Pete Batten. He served in the Army and retired from Sprint Telephone Co.
Surviving is his wife of 60 years, Catherine Pappas Batten; daughter, Stephanie Batten of Wilson; son, Harry S. Batten, USN, retired, and his wife, Linda, of Virginia Beach, VA; grandchildren, Kristy, Katherine, Paige, Zachary, Cody, Seth and Catherine; six great-grandchildren; sister, Joyce Batten of Round Rock, TX; brother, Ronald Batten (Sharon) of Lake Royale; extended family – Catherine’s sister and brothers – Peggy P. Ellis, Jimmy Pappas (Nancy), Jerry Pappas (Retha) and Larry Pappas; several special nieces and nephews.
Memorials are suggested to St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Capital Building Fund, PO Box 1527, Wilson, NC 27894.