OBITUARY

Bobby Mack Batts

November 30, 1941October 12, 2021
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Elm City- Mr. Bobby Mack Batts, 79, of Elm City passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2021.

Bobby was preceded in death by his parents; Lawrence Batts and Grace Page Batts, two brothers; Larry Batts and Gary Batts.

He is survived by his wife Jean Askew Batts, one son; Paul Batts (Amy), one daughter; Deborah Batts Summerlin (Rusty), one sister; Lois Westbrook, two grandchildren; Claira Batts (Michael) and Collin Summerlin (Brilyn), one great grandchild; Kaya, and his nieces and nephews.

Bobby retired after 30 years of service from Swift and Company and was the owner of Batts Tree Service and Batts Grocery. He will always be remembered as a family man with a big heart. Playing cards with his friends, hunting with his grandson and fishing were his favorite past times. He enjoyed his cows and gardening with his tractor. He never met a stranger and loved everyone. His robust and unbridled sense of humor made every encounter a moment to remember. His legacy will live on through those who will forever cherish his memory.

Family will receive friends and visitors on Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. followed by Funeral Service at 2:00 p.m. at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home in Wilson. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.

Funeral services are under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, 2704 Nash St. N, Wilson, NC 27896. Online condolences may be given at www.thomasyelverton.com

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William Goff

October 15, 2021

Bobby was always like a 2nd dad to me. He gave me my first job helping to run the back of the store and keeping the coolers stocked. I always looked up to him and wanted to be able to have the kinda of inpack on others hearts like he did. He will be missed so much. For now on I will know that if I win a hand of Texas hold em with an ace in the hole or a river flush card it is him looking down and smiling on me.

Mary Owens

October 14, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with Jean and his children as well as grandchildren during this difficult time. Bobby was such a wonderful neighbor. He was caring and so full of humor. We will miss him blowing the horn as he drove by our house on a daily basis.

Teresa Shepherd

October 14, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. I know how special he was to his family.

Angie Coleman

October 14, 2021

Thinking of Uncle Bobby immediately brings to mind his joyful personality. I have happy memories of holiday gatherings filled with his stories and distinctive laugh. He is probably already entertaining folks in Heaven. He will be missed and fondly remembered. Love and prayers go out to all the family.

Gail Hinnant

October 14, 2021

Bobby will be missed by many. I know him and Bobby Hinnant are in heaven playing gin. Arguing whose gonna win the next hand. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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