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George Hasting Batchelor

March 24, 1916 January 6, 2007
George Hasting Batchelor
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G.H. "Bud" Batchelor, 90, of Headrick, passed away Saturday, December 6, 2007, at Plantation Village Care Center in Altus.
Bud was born March 24,1916, in Avery, Texas, to John Floyd and Tiney ( Burns) Batchelor. when he was a small child, his family Moved to Idabel , Oklahoma, where he attended school. He married Tincie Lewis June 29, 1940, in McCurtain County Oklahoma. They moved to Altus in 1958.
Bud served his country during World War ll in the United States Navy and received a Bronze Star in the Philippine Liberation and a victory for the
Asiatic-Pacific. He was in seven of the major sea battles of World War ll and received many other medals and ribbons. He was shipwrecked on a coral reef just offshore of Hanso, Japan. Serving his country ran in the family, since both his grandfathers served in the Civil War, one on the Union side and one on the Confederate side.
He loved to fish, squirrel hunt, and spend time with his grandchildren, who lovingly called him "Daddy Bud". Bud farmed in the Jackson County area for many years before his retirement.
Preceded in death by his parents, his wife Tincie on May 2, 1998, a brother Bill Batchelor, two sisters, Hattie Cocharn and Estelle Davidson, and a brother and sister who died in infancy, he is survived by four children,
Tommy Batchelor of McAlester, Oklahoma, Billie Goode and husband Rex of Blair, Oklahoma, Becky Parsons and husband Coy of Headrick, Oklahoma, and Peggy Hamlett and husband Derald of Wylie Texas; one sister, Hazel Gammons of Idabel, Oklahoma; fifteen grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, several great-great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services for Bud Batchelor will be held 2:00 pm, Wednesday, January 10, 2007, at Navajoe Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home of Altus.
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