Thomas Edward Battle
July 01 1939 - December 09 2015 - Age 76

Mr. Thomas Edward Battle of Sanford, NC passed on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Central Carolina Hospital, Sanford, NC.

Family are receiving friends and family at the home of his nephew and niece, Johnny and Barbara Johnson, 520 Forrest Drive in Sanford, NC.

Funeral Service will be 1:00 pm, Saturday, December 12, 2015 at McQueens Chapel United Methodist Church, Sanford, NC. Wake will be 30 min prior to the service.

Burial will follow at McQueens Chapel Cemetery, Sanford, NC.

Thomas graduated from W.B. Wicker High School in 1958 and enlisted in the United States Army, where he served for six years. He retired from the City of Sanford in 1999 with 34 years of service.

Thomas was preceded in death by five sisters: Lena Headen, Mattie Williams, Evangelist Lorraine Battle, Laney Battle and Cassie Belton and three brothers: Henry Frank Battle, Wilbert Battle and Robert Battle.

“Uncle Thomas”, as he was known by many, leaves to celebrate his life: wife, Bettie Goins Battle, of the home; two step-children: Michelle Walter and Rashawn Thomas of Atlanta, GA; two step-grandchildren: Shuntal Walter, Jr. and Christopher Walter; two sisters: Rev. Lulu Battle of Sanford, NC and Roberta Floyd of Brooklyn, NY; numerous nieces(his oldest niece Rosa Goins was more like a sister and his niece Barbara Johnson was like his daughter); numerous nephews, many special friends and a host of others to continue his legacy of love.

Sanford, NC (current)
Sanford, NC (birthplace)
Sanford, NC
Class of 1958

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