Funeral services for Henry Claude Battle, 83, of Cumby will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Cumby with Brother Jim Bates and Brother John Ginn officiating.
Interment will follow at Nevada Cemetery with E.A. Junell serving as honorary pallbearer.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Cumby.
Henry Claude Battle passed away at his residence Monday afternoon, Aug. 13, 2012.
He was born March 26, 1929 in Merit, the son of Henry Cabe and Alta Battle of Merit.
He married Sallie Bates on Jan. 14, 1961. She preceded him in death on Aug. 21, 1969. He married Laverne (Bryant) Swanson on Sept. 6, 1979. She survives.
He graduated from Merit High School and received a bachelor of science and a master of science degree from East Texas State University. He was a retired school teacher. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a deacon in the First Baptist Church. This year he was presented with a dinner and a certification of appreciation for 60 years in Hopkins Masonic Lodge #180. He also was a member of the Scottish Rite and Shriners of North America. He served as municipal judge for the city of Cumby and was mayor from 1988-1992.
Mr. Battle is also survived by one sister, Eddie Jo Gooch of Dallas; one sister-in-law, Ottlean Battle of Greenville; three nephews, Kyle Gooch and wife, Suzy, of Plano; Randy Battle of Plano and Larry Bryant of Caddo Mills; and two nieces, Karon Battle of Greenville and Vicki Kellough and husband, Mike, of Caddo Mills.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Juttie Battle; and one nephew, Larry Battle.
Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. The online register can be signed at:
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