Donnie Ernest Batterton
Donnie Ernest Batterton was born on October 26, 1934 in Houston, Texas to Ernest & Frances (Allen) Batterton. He was united in marriage to Billie Jo Volkmer on April 13, 1956 in Houston. Mr. Batterton served in the United States Navy during the Korean War having obtained the rank of Machinist’s Mate Third Class. He was a machinist in Austin owning and operating DEB Enterprises before moving to Giddings in 2006. Mr. Batterton enjoyed fishing, camping and singing and was an active member of the First Assembly of God in Giddings where he served as a Deacon.
Mr. Batterton passed away Sunday afternoon at the Country Care Plex in Giddings.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at the First Assembly of God in Giddings with Pastor Henry McCulloch and Pastor Pat Herlitz officiating. Burial will follow with military honors at the Giddings Memorial Park in Giddings. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 7:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings.
Mr. Batterton was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James Batterton.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Billie Batterton of Giddings; 3 daughters, Jo Beth & Bill Schlatterer of Maumelle, AR, Barbara Ashcroft of Hutto and Donell & Troy Eichler of Giddings; 5 grandchildren, Rene Calhoun of Maumelle, AR, Rebecca Ashcroft of Houston, Jason & Brooke Ashcroft of Bandera, Brittany Eichler of Giddings and Lauren Eichler of Giddings; 1 great grandson, Wyatt Calhoun of Maumelle, Ar; sister, Wanda Dorsey of Temple as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Memorials may be made to the First Assembly of God in Giddings or to the charity of one’s choice.