Ray Jean Batts of Frankfort, Indiana went to be with the Lord on September 15, 2018 at E.T. York Hospice, Gainesville, FL.
He was born in Boone County on December 3, 1922 and was graduated from Jackson Township High School in 1942. He is a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. He served in the United States Army in both WWII and the Korean Conflict. Returning to Frankfort, he worked for the U.S. Post Office where he eventually became the Number 1 mail carrier. He was a dedicated Red Cross blood donor giving over 28 gallons making him one of the top five donors in Clinton County. Ray Jean also worked, in retirement, for Sparrow Florist, Frankfort Medical Supply and Kraft Music Store. He moved to Gainesville, FL in 2014. He was proceeded in death by his parents, Lula and Otis Batts and his wife of 60 years, Clara Ann Lipp Batts. He is survived by his brother, Rayburn Batts and daughters; Shirley (Carl) Romey of Gainesville, FL and Nancy Batts of Winter Park, FL. Also surviving are two grandchildren;
Curtis (Amanda) Romey of Bartow, FL and Valerie Romey of Gainesville, FL along with eight great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Memorial gifts may be given to the First Church of the Nazarene or by donating blood to the American Red Cross. Arrangements are under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home, Gainesville, Fl.
He was a living saint and will be dearly missed. Loved by so many. Love and prayers to his family
I always enjoyed greeting Pop as I called him when he was going to our Church and he called me Blondie, he was an inspiration, I will miss him.DarleneSanchez
Our condolences. Karen & Sandy????
Sending love to you during this time of grief. May the love of family and friends sustain you now as you have always done for others.
Prayers and thoughts to you all! The love this man showed me while growing up is forever ingrained in me. I think of him often, we need more neighbors in the world like him. I know him and my mom are catching up.
Love to you all!
Kelley Mang Sheridan