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B.J. Batts

Oil City, LA - B. J. Batts, 74 of Oil City, LA passed away on September 12, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Oil City United Pentecostal Church in Oil City, LA, officiated by Rev. Kent Rhoads and Rev. Ricky Jeane. Burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Oil City, LA. There will be a time of visitation from 6-8 PM on Friday evening, September 14th at Oil City United Pentecostal Church.

B.J. was born on June 9, 1944 in Orange, TX to Dennis and Nellie Mae Batts. He lived in Oil City for all of his life and was a member of Oil City UPC, the most important thing in B.J.'s life was his family and his church. He was a member of the Mooringsport Masonic Lodge #342. He owned a service station business for years and then he drove a dump truck for 30 years. He always loved taking care of his customers. He was a LSU fan and loved watching the Tigers play football.

B.J. is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Shirley Batts of Oil City, LA, his two children Roger Batts and wife Dana of Garland, TX, and Brooke Batts of Oil City, LA. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Sue Collins and husband Charles of Covington, LA, Jimmie Nell Biondo of Shreveport, LA, Darlene Burt and husband Billy of Mooringsport, LA, Dennis Batts and wife Sue of Bossier City, LA, Rusty Batts of Oil City, LA, and Maggie Madrid of Oil City, LA, his grandson Daniel Batts and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Glynn Lovelady, Kenneth Batts, Billy Tolbert, Joe Tolbert, Billy Lalena and Anthony Broome.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Southern Care Hospice and his nurse Brandie.
Published in Shreveport Times on Sept. 15, 2018
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