James Battles, age 69, of Tallahassee, FL, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 2, 1944 to Tommie Dexter Battles, Sr. and Nellie Ruth Cherry Battles and was a contractor in the construction business.
James was preceded in death by one grandson, Jayson Hughes and one sister, Mary Simmons. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Barbara Battles; two sons, James Battles (Amy) and Steve Griffin; four daughters, Pamela Yeomans (Joey), Amanda Battles, Tina Russ (Earl), and Patricia Cicirello (Sam); eleven grandchildren; two brothers, Tommie Battles, Jr. (Carol) and Billy Battles (Trisha); and two sisters, Martha Scott and Marie Payne (Wayne).
Visitation will be Monday, March 24, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Abbey Funeral Home with the funeral service following at 11:00 AM. Interment will be after the funeral service at Tallahassee Memory Gardens.Online guestbook may be signed at www.abbeyfh.com.
Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Mar. 23, 2014