OBITUARY

James B Bateman

January 23, 1927April 2, 2013
Play Tribute Movie

James B. Bateman, 86, passed away, Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at West River in Evansville, IN. He was born January 23, 1927 in Curley, KY.

Jim grew up in Kentucky and moved to Evansville in his teen years. He then joined the Air Force. After returning from the Air Force, he worked for the railroad and later worked for Servel. In the 1950’s, he began working construction and started ARC Construction in 1969. He was recently awarded a lifetime membership for serving 50 years in the local bricklayers. Jim was also a member of the VFW Post #1114, Riverbend, Owls, and First Commander of the AMVETS Post #84. He enjoyed spending winters in Clearwater, FL, watching IU basketball, raising tomatoes, and visiting covered bridges. He also loved spending time with his family. Grandchildren and great-grandchildren were very special to him.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rita Bateman; brothers, Ivan Bateman, Joseph Bateman; and sister, Helen Buttram.

James is survived by wife, Ann Bateman; sons, Danny (Pat) Bateman, Chris (Melody) Bateman; daughters, Janice (Charlie) Board, Rose Ann (Randy) Bunch; grandchildren, Jason (Erica) Bateman, Jamie (Kendra) Bateman, Jeremie (Ashley) Bateman, Kyler (Ashley) McReynolds, Logan McReynolds, Brennan McReynolds, Erin Hobgood, Andrea (Hans) Schur, Kevin (Andrea) Hobgood, Brenton & Emily Bateman, Ava Emmons, Karissa Emmons, Brianna Bunch, Joey Foster; great-grandchildren, Zoie, Drew, Grace, Parker, Gemma; sisters, Katie Buttram, Shirley (Pat) Bryan; sisters-in-law, Jeannette (Gene) Paulin, Ethel Kuzma, Betty Kuzma, and Margaret Bateman.

Memorial contributions may be given to St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1626 Glendale Ave., Evansville, IN 47712.

Funeral Services will be 9:00AM, Friday, April 5, 2013, at St. Agnes Catholic Church, officiate by Fr. David Nunning, with burial in Alexander Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may visit Thursday, April 4, 2013, from 2:00PM until 8:00PM at Alexander West Chapel.

Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com.

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, April 5, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, April 4, 2013
REMEMBERING

James B Bateman

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY

receive updates when new memories are posted

RECEIVE UPDATES

April 7, 2013

Ann and the Bateman Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Will miss visiting with my Florida winter neighbor.

Carl Hoffmann

Julie Batey (Balbach)

April 4, 2013

Janice,
I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. You, and your family will be in my thoughts.

Judy & Don Carrell

April 4, 2013

Danny and Pat,
You have our heartfelt sympathy. It's hard to lose a parent. May remembering the happy times bring comfort and smiles to your faces.
Peace and blessings,

April 4, 2013

To the Bateman family
So sorry for the loss of your dear father. May God guide you through this journey of his celebration into heaven. Blessings!

The Hahn Family
John, Jill, Camden, Caiden and Jack

The Hahn

April 4, 2013

To the Bateman family
So sorry for the loss of your dear father. May God guide you through this journey of his celebration into heaven. Blessings!

The Hahn Family
John, Jill, Camden, Caiden and Jack

Beverly Hearell

April 4, 2013

Anna,Kate and Shirley:So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I always enjoyed visiting with him at family reunions. I know he will be missed.

Thomas Creamer

April 3, 2013

Ann I'm So Sorry To hear Jim passing.Jim was a good man and a good neighbor .I will always remember him here in clearwater fl.I can see him outside when I'm out.Ann you and jim are very special to me.I willalways remember the good time when we were at Tampa State Fair.I had a good time with all.My prayers are with you and your family.Well Good Friend Rest In Peace now you with the lord and the angles.Mr. Thomas Creamer

Thomas Creamer

April 3, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

KEISTON HOLLOWAY

April 3, 2013

ON BEHALF OF THE COMRADES AND SISTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE AND OUR DEPARTED COMRADE.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.SINCERELY VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA STATE CHAPLAIN KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY

April 3, 2013

Nothing Beautiful In This World is Ever Really Lost Those We Cherish Will Always Live On In Memory.

With Deepest Sympathy,
Deaconess Home Medical Equipment and Infusion Staff