Thurman Levon Batten, Sr.

Thurman Levon Batten, Sr.

Thurman Levon Batten, Sr.
December 24, 1934 – May 31, 2018

MIDDLESEX – Thurman Levon Batten, 83, died Thursday. A native of Johnston County he was son to the late James Thomas & Regina Boyette Batten. Thurman spent the majority of his life working in the floor covering business. He was preceded in death by his wife & best friend of 56 years, Janet B. Batten, & granddaughter, Crystal Rose.

Funeral service 2 pm, Monday, Antioch Baptist Church with burial to follow in Hollywood Cemetery.

He is survived by his children, Starr Taylor (Tommy) of Allen, TX, Sheree Rose (Allen) of Nashville, Lee Batten (Jeanette) of Middlesex, siblings, Rufus Batten (Debbie) of Middlesex, Wilbur Batten (Mary Alice) of New Bern, Syble Woodby, Zelma Scott (Shannon), both of Raleigh, Danny Batten (Elizabeth) of Garner, Sadie Meacombs-Whitfield of Rolesville, Tim Batten (Debbie) of Middlesex, grandchildren, John Thomas (Amanda), James Thurman Taylor (Ellen), Charles Rose (Brittany), Allison Currie (Jason), Michelle Bell (James), Landon Batten, great grandchildren, Mary Claire, Bennie, & James Rose, Samuel & Isaiah Currie, and his beloved dog, Socks.

The family would like to thank the emergency room department and the critical care unit of Nash General Hospital for the compassionate care Thurman received during his final days & would also like to thank the many wonderful friends and family who shared their love with Thurman.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church, 8490 NC 39 Hwy, Middlesex, NC 27557 or Middlesex Baptist Church, Family Life Center, PO Box 369, Middlesex, NC 27557.

Visitation 3-4:30 pm, Sunday, Strickland Funeral Home 211 W. Third St., Wendell & other times at the home.


  • Worth & Gail Brown Posted June 1, 2018 7:03 pm

    Prayers to all the family. God has gained another Angel and he is rejoicing with all his family members in heaven today. May God bless!

  • Antioch Baptist Church Hwy 39 Middlesex, NC Posted June 1, 2018 7:05 pm

    Prayers!!. Your dad will be missed by all his friends at Antioch Baptist Church.

  • Senior Adults Sunday School Class of Antioch Baptist Church Posted June 1, 2018 7:08 pm

    May God bless each family members. You had a super dad. We will all miss him dearly.

  • Leon, Mary Belle Johnson Posted June 2, 2018 12:04 am

    Our caring hearts embrace each of you at this time of transition. Prayerfully we send love.

  • Ricky Narron Posted June 2, 2018 6:10 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Ricky and Pat Narron

  • Yvonne B Lassiter Posted June 2, 2018 11:00 am

    Thurman was always a joy to be around. He was always welcoming to everyone around him, kind-hearted and a loving Christian man. My heartfelt prayers and condolences to all the children and the rest of the family. It is tough to give them up, but I know he is resting in peace in the arms of our Saviour and will be united with his sweet wife, Janet. You will be missed, cousin.

  • Betty Harris Posted June 2, 2018 1:38 pm

    So sorry to hear about your dad and father-in-law. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Levie w Strickland Posted June 2, 2018 1:56 pm

    So sorry for your lost my god bless the family and brothers & sisters I will be praying all.

  • Neil Murphey. Winder, Ga Posted June 2, 2018 5:06 pm

    Prayers for all family members. Thurman & I graduated from Corinth Holders High School together.

  • Scotty, Rhonda, Jessica, & Emily Scott Posted June 4, 2018 9:10 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time. Mr. Thurman was a sweet man we will miss greatly.

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