Donald Wayne Battles


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Abilene Donald Wayne Battles, 57, passedaway Sunday, December 30, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene. Serviceswill be 11:a.m., Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Galilee First Baptist Church,1011 Briarwood St., with burial following in the Elliott-Hamil Garden ofMemories Cemetery, directed by Community Memorial Funeral Home, 1443 North 2ndStreet, Abilene. The family will receive friends at a visitation 6:00 to 8:00p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Donald was born on June 17, 1955 to J.D. and Betty Jo Battles in Abilene, TX.He attended Woodson Elementary and graduated from Cooper High School. {{more}} Donald worked at McMurry University as a groundskeeper for six years. He was ajack of all trades and worked at various places, and had many skills. He was aconstruction worker, a ranch hand, and a mechanic. Donald was an active memberof Galilee First Baptist Church and brotherhood as well as a deacon intraining. In his earlier years, he was a member of the Plum Street UnitedMethodist Church. Justa Memory Away By: Rita S.Beer I’m no longer by your side, but there’s no need to weep; I’ve left sweet recollections I’m hoping you will keep.   Eternal joy and memories stay in our hearts forever, Strengthening out special bond that parting cannot sever.   Now its time to journey on, so let your faith be strong, For I am in a better place… I’m home where I belong.   And if times of loneliness bring sorrow and dismay, Don’t despair, for I am there… Just a Memory Away   Missing you. Ann, Wilbert, Corey & Joseph

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