Thomas Norman Batts, 94 of Athens,
passed away at his home April 5, 2019.
A graveside service will be held at
1:30p.m. Monday, April 15 at Poplar Creek Cemetery, Spry Funeral Home is
Mr. Batts was born in Limestone County, November 24, 1924 to John C.
Batts and Minnie Gilbert Batts. He was retired from TVA. He served in the
United States Navy during World War II. He was a lifelong member of Poplar
Creek Baptist Church. Norman was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years,
Thula Black Batts.
He is survived by sons, Jack Batts (Beth) and Jerry Batts
(Marilyn), two sisters, Emily Johnson and Nella Catherine Hardy both of
Talladega, three grandchildren, Allison Batts, Christopher Batts (Leslie) and
Lauren Batts McCracken (Will), one great grandson, Finnegan.
expresses their sincere appreciation for the compassionate care of their father
by Hospice and his caregiver, Ms. Dona Pack. In lieu of flowers, the family
request memorial donations be made to Hospice of Limestone County or the
charity of your choice.
804 Highway 72
P. O. Box 996
Athens, Alabama 35612
Fax (256) 233-0495
Uncle Russell, I will miss you dearly but you will never be forgotten. I am sad because you would have had so much fun with your great niece and nephew when we were able to come visit. But I am happy to know that you and Papa up above will be looking down and smiling at all of us. I love you
I know you and our daddy is in the Kingdom of Heaven and I miss you both so much . I miss you two so much. In my heart I have so many wonderful memories from our time from kids growing up which I always protected you when you were 5-6 years old and I would make sure you were okay getting off the bus or a kid was going to get pushed down by me I did just that. Daddy came many times and would say these word’s I never forgot right this day “ Bren if you don’t stop fighting I’m going to whoop you when I get you home “ yes sir but I did it again . I had to protect you with you being little brother. I had you for 52 years in my life and I will always cherish the memories you left behind and daddy .Until we meet again your sister Brenda 😥