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1946 Gary 2021

Gary Battiste

September 2, 1946 — February 1, 2021

Mr. Battiste was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Waite Battiste, his father Marion Theodore, Battiste, his mother Francis Taylor Battiste, his brother, Gerald Theodore Battiste, his brother Raymond Dennis Battiste, his sister Marion Francis Dodge, and his granddaughter, Angie Schwartz.

Survivors include his children: Scott Waite (Linda), Paul Waite (Mona), Virginia Whigham (Dale), Harold Battiste, Jackie Hobbs (Allen), Clint Battiste, and Kevin Battiste. Also, his brothers:  Michael Wayne Battiste (Kay), Robert Eugene Battiste, and James Barney Rose (Jessica).  And his Grandchildren:  Michelle Adams (Chris), Jeff Waite (Michelle), Ashley Waite, Amanda Hancock (Terry), Tony Whigham (Lisa), Brandon Whigham (Sarah), Dyrek Smith (Britney), Alex Yielding (Leslie), Caleb Battiste (Morgan), Chelsea Battiste (Shay), Sydney Sasser, Taylor Battiste, Corbin Battiste (Joslyn), Avery Battiste.  Several great and great great grandchildren, who all loved and adored their Gramps and Papaw.  Several nieces, nephews and great friends.

Gary was a member of Georgetown Assembly of God, where he loved worship.  He loved to sing and praise God.  After reading his bible, and journaling daily, he gave praise in song for his family and friends. Before he was a member at Georgetown Assembly of God, Gary and Grace were members at His Fathers House for many years.
Gary loved woodworking, and building things for his family.  He had built many toy boxes   Each one was unique for that specific child.  At Christmas, he built each lady a jewelry box.  Gary was generous, never forgetting a birthday, anniversary or just a call when you needed it.  He would say, the Lord or Gracie talked to me, and I need to do what they tell me to do.

Gary retired as a machinist at Chevron.  He stayed in touch with his buddies.   They would have breakfast now and then.  They talked football, politics, and would share each other’s lives.  Always a good friend to everyone.  Gary is happy now, in the arms of his loving Savior, and wife, Grace.

Funeral services for Gary Taylor Battiste, who died Monday February 1, at Providence hospital will be held at the chapel of Mobile Memorial Gardens on February 4 at 2pm, followed by a graveside service.
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Thursday, February 4, 2021

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home

6040 Three Notch Rd, Mobile, AL 36619

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Thursday, February 4, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm

Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home

6040 Three Notch Rd, Mobile, AL 36619

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