John Fulton Bateman, age 75, of 597 Ballpark Dr., Sparta, NC; passed away Saturday, December 5th, 2020 at Wake Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, NC.
John was born December 12th, 1944 in Alleghany County to the late Arlie Ross and Ruth Wyatt Bateman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers: Arlie, Cole, Dewey, Jessie, and Kraynor "Tom" Bateman.
Surviving is his wife, Louise R. Bateman of the home; a son, Jim Bateman of the home; a sister, Mary Mabe and husband Danny of Laurel Springs; a brother, Terry Bateman of Laurel Springs; several nieces, nephews and extended family members also survive.
Funeral Services to honor the life of John will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, December 7th, 2020 in the chapel of Thomas Family Funeral Service, 115 Hawthorne Street, Sparta, NC, with the Reverend Graylen Blevins officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion UMC Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Bruce Wayne Osborne VFW Post# 7034 of Sparta.
The family will receive one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions and for the safety of the families we serve, we asked that everyone attending services and visitations to bring and wear a mask.
Thomas Family Funeral Service is honored to be serving the Bateman Family. If you wish, online tributes may be extended to the family at www.thomasfamilyfs.com.
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