Kenneth D. Batchelor Kenneth D. Batchelor passed away on October 30, 2012 at the age of 72 surrounded by his wife and children. Kenneth was born January 2, 1940 to Myrl and Mildred Batchelor. He grew up in the San Bernardino area and moved to Visalia in the early 1950's. Kenneth married his sweetheart, Nyoka Phillips, on February 3, 1962. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year. Kenneth had a career in construction, helping his father and brother as a backhoe operator for many years. From 1989-2004 Kenneth worked for the City of Visalia as the city street sweeper. Together Kenneth and Nyoka raised 4 children. Kenneth loved the Lord and was a kind and gentle man. He enjoyed spending time with his family, playing with his grandchildren and camping. He was a member of the GateWay Church for 38 years. Kenneth is survived by his wife Nyoka, son Bryan (Wendy), son Gregg (Jodie), daughter Christine (Tim) and son Russell, grandchildren: Tyra, Shelby, Paige, Kenna, Kade, Carlie and great-grandson, Brady, his mother Mildred and twin brother Charles (Evelyn) and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial will be November 10, 2012 at 10:30 am at GateWay Church of Visalia.
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Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on Nov. 3, 2012