Clarence Lee Batten Jr.

August 1, 1927August 6, 2020

Culpeper has lost a long-time resident. Clarence Lee Batten, Jr., 93, passed away on August 6, 2020 from complications after a fall. He was a loving, kind, caring, devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Clarence was born in Madison County in 1927, graduated from Criglersville High School and attended the University of Virginia from which he was drafted to serve in World War II. He co-owned Culpeper Hardwoods. He was an active member and deacon of the Culpeper Baptist Church, serving as its Treasurer for 50 years and teaching in its Sunday School and youth programs. Upon retirement, he devoted much of his time to the Auxiliary of the Culpeper Regional Hospital, serving as Treasurer of the coffee shop and working tirelessly in the thrift shop. He was a loyal and dependable member of the Culpeper Ruritan Club.

Clarence is survived by the wife of 70 years, Louise; his sons, Sandy and Kevin; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and his sister, Christine Colvin.

A graveside service will be private. In his memory, the family suggests donations be made to the Auxiliary of the Culpeper Regional Hospital.

Fond memories and condolences may be shared with the Batten family through The Batten family has entrusted Clore-English Funeral Home with these arrangements.


  • Private Graveside Service


Clarence Lee Batten Jr.

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Glenda McCaan (Farrar)

August 17, 2020

Dear Louise,
I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of your beloved husband who was truly a man of God. I have so many great memories of you all as youth leaders at CBC. How can I ever express my gratitude for what both of you contributed to my growing up years at Culpeper Baptist Church? Clarence will be remembered for his faithfulness in serving God’s church and his genuine kindness and loving spirit. He has left an incredible legacy. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Glenda Farrar McCann

Shirley Ann Baynr

August 16, 2020

Louise, Culpeper is a better place having had Clarence in its community for so many years. He will be dearly missed. He always had a smile and a gentle word for everyone. He was a true gentleman. Sending Love and prayers to you.

Betty Hall

August 16, 2020

He was a wonderful man and a beautiful soul. Rest in peace.

Marabeth Allen

August 15, 2020

So sad to hear of Clarence's passing. He led a full life and will be remembered for all of his many contributions to his associations.
I always enjoyed talking with him at our Auxiliary meetings. He was so kind and thoughtful.I shall miss him.
Dear Louise you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Susanne Dorsey

August 14, 2020

To the Batten Family-
Mr. Batten was a long time friendly face at the hospital. May a lifetime of fond memories be your strength at this difficult time.
Susanne Dorsey
Leadership Council, CBC

Jane Thomson

August 14, 2020

Clarence was a true gentleman! I loved to talk with him and remember "the good old days" as he put it! He was a devoted family man, but a good friend to so many. I never heard Clarence fuss or complain nor say anything unkind. Culpeper has lost one of its best! My love and sympathy to his family.

Kevin Quinn

August 14, 2020


I am sorry to hear of your loss. Clarence was a true gentleman and Jane and I enjoyed knowing him. I know he will be missed by all.

Jane & Kevin Quinn

Cynthia Gray

August 14, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about the death of Clarence. We have very fond memories from many years ago when we all square danced together on Wednesday nights! The laughter and fellowship was wonderful! He will be missed. Prayers to the family!!
Much love, Cindi Gray

Donnie Johnston

August 13, 2020

Clarence was a fine man. So sorry Louise, Sandy and Kevin.

Lynne Camper Rhea

August 13, 2020

Dear Aunt Louise and family,
Sending you all love and light. I remember Uncle Clarence’s big smile and heart. ❤️Much love, Lynne Camper Rhea and family