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Joseph B. "Joe" Batson
Date of Death or Service Aug 31, 2016
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     Funeral services for Joseph B. “Joe” Batson, age 88, of College Grove, Tennessee, formerly of Clarksville, will be Wednesday, August 31, 2016 from the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home, Dickson. Interment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4 until 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of service. Mr. Batson died Saturday in NHC, Dickson.
     A native of Montgomery County, Joe was the fourth of five sons born to the late Horace Fred, Sr. and Kathleen Ricketts Batson. His father died while the children were young, and his mother Kathleen, a school teacher, saw that all five sons received college educations, four becoming engineers and one becoming an attorney. In 1949 Joe received a B.S. degree in engineering from Vanderbilt University, completing his course requirements in three years rather than four. In 1951-52, he attended graduate school, commencing with his M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee.  Joe retired from E. I. DuPont after thirty years of service. He loved music and dancing, and on the dance floor, he met and later (at the age of 82!) married the love of his life, Claudine. Joe was predeceased by two brothers, Horace Fred Batson, Jr. and John Thomas Batson.

     He is survived by his wife, Claudine Stinson Batson, College Grove; two brothers, Robert Ricketts Batson and Richard Hughes Batson, both of Clarksville; nieces and nephews, Robert R. Batson, Jr., Diane B. Smith, Lisa B. Cherry, Dana B. Everett, Richard H. Batson, II Lynn Cypress and John Thomas Batson, Jr.; several grand nieces and grand nephews; step-son, Marshall (Sandra) Sugg, Franklin, TN; step daughter-in-law, Shelia Sugg (Kurt) McIntyre, Dickson; step grandchildren, Brad Sugg, McKenzie Sugg, and Barrett Sugg; step great-grandchildren, Bradley Sugg, Chloe McIntyre, and Eliana Sugg; several nieces and nephews.

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