Freddie Gene Batten

Freddie Gene Batten

March 26, 1946 – February 19, 2021

WENDELL – Freddie Gene Batten, 74, went home to be with the Lord on Friday. He was born in Johnston County to the late Andrew & Sadie Wall Batten. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 54 years, Beverly Barham Batten and by his brother Nelson Batten. Freddie loved his wife tremendously and enjoyed spending time tending to his hummingbirds and his tomatoes. He also enjoyed model trains and his FCC Amateur Radio license assisted him in becoming an accomplished builder and award-winning flyer of model airplanes. Freddie also was a vocal fan of Duke University, where his strong spirit helped him survive over 20 years after having a heart transplant there.

He is survived by his children, Steven Batten (Cheryl), Vickie Peters (David), his sister Carolyn B. Holbrook, and 4 grandchildren.

Graveside funeral service 2 pm, Tuesday, Baptist Tabernacle Church, 1599 NC-231, Wendell. MASKS ARE REQUIRED. Family will receive friends after service. Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell.


  • Christopher Batten Posted February 20, 2021 5:07 pm

    My condolences to Steven,Vickie,and Carolyn. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™ Prayers to you all

    • Carolyn Holbrook Posted March 28, 2021 5:44 pm

      Thank you Chris

  • Betty Harris Posted February 20, 2021 5:27 pm

    Family I am sorry to hear of Freddie passing. But we do know that he is no longer in any pain and he is no longer digging. May God bless each of you during this time of grieving . Cherish the memories. Love you all.
    Betty Harris

    • Carolyn Holbrook Posted March 28, 2021 5:45 pm

      Thank you Betty. He is now at peace.

  • Sandra Thorne Adams Posted February 20, 2021 6:36 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort & peace for the entire family. Freddie & Beverly were dating when she lived with me & my family in Raleigh & worked for the telephone company.

    • Carolyn Holbrook Posted March 28, 2021 5:46 pm

      Thank you Sandra. We miss them both.

  • Elaine Johnson Posted February 24, 2021 11:50 am

    So sorry was in school with him.

    • Carolyn Holbrook Posted March 28, 2021 5:46 pm

      Thank you Elaine

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