Leroy Dalton “L.D.” Batten

Leroy Dalton “L.D.” Batten

Leroy Dalton Batten

August 1, 1943 – July 3, 2024

Leroy Dalton Batten, 80, died on Wednesday, July 3, 2024.  He was born in Durham, NC, to the late Lero Dalton Batten and Louise Hinton Batten. Leroy was an Army veteran, proud of his service to his country. Later in life, he worked as a facilities manager at Fresenius Kabi pharmaceutical in clayton. In his free time, you could find him fishing, hunting, or according to his family, TALKING.

He is survived by his wife, Ellen Godwin Batten; sons, Leigh Batten (Mary) and Neil Batten (Marinda); brothers David Batten (Margaret) and Wayne Batten (Pam); sisters, Linda Burgess (Jimmy) and Jackie Utley (Jim); and grandchildren, Logan Mingin (Hunter), Shayna Batten, Dalton Batten (Keanan), Al Batten, and several other beloved grandchildren.

A visitation will be held from 12:30-2:00 pm, Saturday, July 6, 2024, at Baptist Tabernacle Church. The funeral will follow at 2 pm in the church sanctuary. Rev. Glen Brock will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to support The Veterans Fishing Fund which is a foundation of North Carolina, Inc.  It is an honor to work with the family to provide funds for Veterans who enjoy the sport of fishing.  Please make your tax deductible checks payable to Veterans Foundation of North Carolina Inc., earmarked for Veterans Fishing Fund and mailed to PO Box 25042 Raleigh, NC, 27611.

Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC, 27591.  www.stricklandfuneral.com


  • 1960 Class of Corinth Holders High School Posted July 5, 2024 12:53 pm

    The 1960 graduating class of Corinth Holders High School extend their sympathy and heartfelt condolences to the Batten Family during their time of sadness and family loss. May you find strength through your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ for the days ahead without L.D.

  • JoAnne S. Honts Posted July 5, 2024 2:34 pm

    To Ellen and family. My prayers and thoughts are with you and family. L.D. was one of my favorite cousins. I have great memories that will be with me until he and I meet again

  • Hedy Creech Posted July 5, 2024 7:36 pm

    Another angel in Gods great heaven. Condolences to his family.

  • Sheree Rose Castro Posted July 6, 2024 9:32 am

    My condolences to Ms. Ellen, sons, and family in the loss Mr. Batten. I’m sending lots of love and prayers. ❤️ 🙏

  • FRANCIS N CHAMPION Posted July 6, 2024 11:48 am

    So sorry to hear of the passing of another one of our classmates (CHHS 1961). Sincere sympathy to Ellen, his 2 sons and all of his family. Prayers lifted, may God give you all comfort. .Lots of love to all of you.

  • LaVerne and Rodney Brown Posted July 10, 2024 11:15 am

    So sorry for your loss.

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