GRIFTON â€" Fred Donald Batchelor, age 80, of 6041 Skeeter Pond Road, Grifton passed away at home on July 11, 2014 of natural causes.
Fred was born on January 26, 1934, in Wilson County to the late Fred Darcie and Vennie Virginia Batchelor. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Fred Reno Batchelor. He married Mary Bogey on September 8, 1952 and served in the U.S. Army from 1953â€"1955. He worked at DuPont until he retired in 1991, at which time he started a business, Indian Island Fish Farm in Aurora.
Fred is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Bogey Batchelor of the home; his sons, Richard Dean Batchelor and wife Judy Rose Batchelor of Grifton and Thomas Scott Batchelor of Alexandria, Va.; grandson, Fred Quentin Batchelor and girlfriend Lee Anna of Grifton; granddaughter, Crystal Batchelor Grant and husband Dewayne Grant of Grifton; great-grandsons, Tyler Grant of Grifton and Nyles Byrne of Kinston; sister, Delores Tyndall of Freemont; and daughter-in-law, Merita Huggett Abbott.
Memorial Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Howard-Carter Funeral Home with Ivy White officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Veteranâ€™s fund of your choice.