Funeral services for Henry Claude Battle, age 83, of Cumby will be conducted at First Baptist Church in Cumby at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 16, 1012, with Brother Jim Bates and Brother John Ginn officiating. Interment will follow at Nevada Cemetery. E. A. Junell will serve as honorary pallbearer. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Cumby.
Henry Claude Battle passed away at his residence, Monday afternoon, August 13, 2012.
He was born March 26, 1929 in Merit, the son of Henry Cabe and Alta Battle of Merit. He graduated from Merit High School and received a bachelor of science and master of science degree from East Texas State University. He was a retired school teacher. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a deacon in the First Baptist Church. This year he was presented with a dinner and a certification of appreciation for 60 years in Hopkins Masonic Lodge #180. He also was a member of the Scottish Rite and Shriners of North America. He served as municipal judge for the City of Cumby and was mayor in 1988 - 1992.
He married Sallie Bates on January 14, 1961. She passed away August 21, 1969. He married Laverne (Bryant) Swanson on September 6, 1979.
He is survived by his wife; one sister, Eddie Jo Gooch of Dallas; sister-in-law Ottlean Battle of Greenvile; nephews, Kyle Gooch and wife, Suzy, of Plano; Randy Battle of Plano, Larry Bryant of Caddo Mills; nieces Karon Battle of Greenville and Vicki Kellough and husband, Mike, of Caddo Mills.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Juttie Battle and nephew, Larry Battle.
Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.