Funeral services for Raymond Leonard Batchelor, a Tupelo resident, were held Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at the Tupelo Church of Christ with Bro. Wendell Ingram officiating, assisted by Bro. Bryant Naquin. Burial was in Byrd’s Prairie Cemetery with Brown’s Funeral Service of Coalgate in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Batchelor was born May 3, 1936 to Leonard Simpson and Maggie Jane (Sanders) Batchelor at Stonewall, OK and passed away November 2, 2022 at Ada, OK at the age of 86 years, 5 months and 30 days. He graduated from Tupelo High School Class of 1954 and married Geraldine Lacy May 24, 1957 at Ada, OK. They spent 57 years together before her passing on October 14, 2014. Raymond was an oilfield construction foreman and was baptized at the Tupelo Church of Christ at the age of 84. He enjoyed fishing and bird hunting with the kids.
Survivors include his daughter, LaRhonda Jones of the home in Tupelo, OK; siblings, Lenus Batchelor and wife Senda, Jo Ed Batchelor and wife Carolyn, all of Tupelo, Chris Jean Shaw of Cartwright, OK, Ailene Wilson and husband Simon of CA, Dale Batchelor of Cartwright, OK; along with numerous grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of dearly loved friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard Simpson and Maggie Jane (Sanders) Batchelor; wife, Geraldine (Lacy) Batchelor; children, Wesley Batchelor, Terry Lee Batchelor, Tammy Goforth and Nathan Batchelor; grandchildren, Crystal Lynn Batchelor and Terry Lee Batchelor II, brother, Perry Edgar Batchelor; great-granddaughter, Gemma Lacy Batchelor; sisters, Christine Burdue and Katherine Lewis; brother-in-law, Odis Shaw.
Casketbearers were Kevin Jones, Kenny Ray, Larry Westbrook, Dennis Batchelor, Enrique Arroyo and Daniel Evelly. Honorary bearers were Lenus Batchelor, Dewayne Batchelor, Brad Batchelor, Stephen and Michael Batchelor, Ryan Skyler, Zach Batchelor and Terry Goforth II.
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