Carl L. Batton Jr.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Carl L. Batton Jr., 74, Terre Haute, died Monday, Dec. 14, 2009 in Terre Haute.

He was born March 13, 1935 in Terre Haute, the son of Carl L. Batton and Ruby Timberlake. He married Wynona Owens.

Mr. Batton was a graduate of Terre Haute Glenn High School and a veteran of the US Army. He retired as a print operator with IBM in Greencastle. Prior to becoming a print operator, he worked at Indiana Boys School in Plainfield.

He was a member of Highland Missionary Baptist Church and had an intimate relationship with God. He used that relationship to seek help for family and friends through prayer.

Survivors include his wife Wynona Batton; sisters Marva Batton and Delores Smith; father-in-law Bradley Owens Sr.; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Highland Missionary Baptist Church, 2851 N. 13 1/2 St., Terre Haute. Burial will be in Underwood Cemetery in Pimento.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Russell Funeral Home, 419 N. 21st St., Terre Haute.