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Edward C. Batten

Chesapeake - Edward C. Batten, 81, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. He was born in Raleigh, NC to the late Hayden and Ruth Ann Crowder Batten. A proud Vietnam veteran serving ten years in the Army, after retiring from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, he opened Batten Maintenance Management in the outer banks of North Carolina for ten years before retiring to Zephyrhills, FL. He was an avid golfer, fisherman, and enjoyed spending time with his friends at the Elk's Lodge where he spent many hours helping with the Veteran's programs and the buddy pack program for kids. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Ann Batten; a daughter, Ruth Ann Fitzpatrick; a step-son, Greg Browder; two brothers, Billy Batten and Charles Batten.

He is survived by a son, Rodney Batten and wife Tracy; step-son Gary Browder and wife Connie; a step-daughter-in-law, Karol Browder; eleven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren and a host of extended family and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 11 AM, Thursday, June 14, 2018 in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening 5 to 8 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Zephyrhills Elk Lodge #2731, 6851 Wire Rd. Zephyrhills, Fl 33542.


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Published in The Virginian Pilot from June 12 to June 13, 2018
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