Brother Larry Batson, age 75, of Crestview, entered his eternal home, on Wednesday, December 23. He was born in Crestview on October 10, 1945 and was a lifelong resident. Larry retired from the Okaloosa County School Board Transportation Department. Through the years, he served in numerous area churches and He pastored Full Gospel Tabernacle until his health declined. Brother Larry then affiliated with Cornerstone Faith Tabernacle, as Pastor Emeritus.
A dedicated family man, he loved taking family vacations to Disney and enjoyed hunting with his son.
Larry was preceded in death by his wife Sheila Batson, a daughter Angie Fleming, a great grandson David Hewett, his sister Mary Lee Lewis and his parents Ross & Birdie Batson
Survivors include his son Craig & wife Sheila Batson
a daughter Chris & husband Steve Bolton
a brother Leon & wife Betty Batson
5 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
also numerous nieces and nephews, including a special niece Gwen Hughes
A Homegoing Celebration will be held at 2:00PM, Sunday, December 27, from the Cornerstone Faith Tabernacle, 401 E Robinson Ave, Crestview, FL 32539. Pastor Steve Bolton will be officiating. Larry will be laid to Rest with his wife at Live Oak Park Memorial Cemetery.