Beverly, Anna, Connie, Kaki & Jeanne,
As you know, he was truly a special person. I know that he was a wonderful, engaging husband and friend to his lovely wife, Beverly, and her true soul-mate. As we grow older and bit wiser, hopefully we understand the unconditional love that our parents have for us. I'm sure that Anna, Connie, Kaki and Jeanne will agree with me and will cherish the life lessons that their "good buddy" Tom shared with each of them. Tom loved his family, his work and life in general. I am positive that our Heavenly Father welcomed Tom to heaven with a loving and gracious hug and said "Well done Good Buddy, your were a faithful servant to your family, your friends, your church, your business and most of all to Me." As you know, I loved Tom very much and always enjoyed my brief visits with him and your family. I am truly sorry that I cannot be there to celebrate his life with the Batey family today and tomorrow. God bless you all.