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Charles David Batson, Sr
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Birth: Feb. 19, 1938
Jackson County
Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 19, 2009
St. Clair County
Illinois, USA

SPARTA - Charles "Dave" Batson Sr., 71, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, in Belleville Memorial Hospital.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, in Winkle Baptist Church, with the Rev. Downard officiating.

Burial will be in Caledonia Cemetery in Sparta.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, and from 8 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

McDaniel Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of arrangements.

Charles was born Feb. 19, 1938, in Makanda Township to Abner Alexander Batson and Mary Huckelberry.

He married Donna Bilderback on Sept. 30, 1977, in Winkle.

He worked at Illinois Central Rail Road. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Winkle. He was past president of the Lion's Club and Sparta Country Club.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Batson of Sparta; sons, Charles D. (Carrie) Batson Jr. of Brokenarrow, Okla., Robert Andrew (Lisa) Batson of Chester, James R. (Chrissy) Batson Jr. of Steeleville, Sean T. (Ashley) Tanner of Keller, Texas, Michael (Caryn) Tanner of Lenexa, Kan. and Joseph D. Tanner of Boulder, Colo.; sisters, Marilyn L. Roberts of Pinckneyville; brother, James Batson Sr. of Pinckneyville; and 12 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Phyllis Gray.

Memorials may be given to Sparta Lion's Club or Winkle Baptist Church. Friends may sign the guestbook at

Published in The Southern Illinoisan on 2/22/2009 Change Date: 22 Feb 2009 at 10:01:46

Family links: 
  Abner Alexander Batson (1900 - 1970)
  Mary Elizabeth Huckleberry Batson (1902 - 1979)
  Phyllis Jean Batson Gray (1929 - 1998)*
  Charles David Batson (1938 - 2009)
*Calculated relationship
Caledonia Cemetery
Randolph County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Chad Kendell
Record added: Sep 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76618202
Charles David Batson, Sr
Added by: Lucy Higgins
Charles David Batson, Sr
Added by: Lucy Higgins
Charles David Batson, Sr
Added by: Lucy Higgins
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