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William McKinley Batey

May 11, 1937 August 17, 2019
William McKinley Batey
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Obituary for William McKinley Batey

William McKinley "Bill" Batey, 82, of Creswell died on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at his residence in Creswell.

Born May 11, 1937 in Alabama he was the son of the late Andrew Batey and Julia Kirkland Batey and was preceded in death by his wife, Hye, Suk Batey, sisters, Sandra Kay Smith, Hazel Laverne Batey; brothers, Julian Harris Batey, Jimmy Donald Batey, Frank Minor Batey and Joseph Melvin Batey. Bill was a retired Sergeant Major with over twenty-nine years' service in the United States Army. After his retirement he worked as an environmental inspector with DYNCORP and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Masonic Lodge.

His family includes his wife, Briana Crouch Batey of Creswell, N.C.; daughters, Patty Batey Lee and husband John of Flower Mound, TX., Trisha Batey Knight of Covington, KY. and Debra Batey Crum of Duke, MS.; sons, Robert Earl Batey of Dunn, N.C. and John Andrew Batey of Lebanon, OH.; sisters, Barbara B. Jones and Sharon Batey of Clayton, NC; brother, Rayford Neill Batey of Raleigh, NC and five grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Maitland Funeral Home, Creswell with Pastor Steven Mills officiating. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm at Maitland Funeral Home, Creswell. Burial with full military honors will be held Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 11:00 am at Montlawn Memorial Park in Raleigh, NC.

Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Creswell.

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