A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Monday, August 26, 2019 at the Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, 607 Kaigler Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
John was born on October 31, 1950 in Ellaville, Georgia the late Major Battle and the late Annie B. Richardson Battle. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Contravious Battle, and four siblings, Willie Battle, Edith Bell Rogers, Mary Alice Range, and Mary Lois Hamilton. He was educated in the public school system of Schley County, where he attended John Lewis High School. He was employed with Southern Frozen Foods and Macon County High School as a custodian. He was married to the late Ethel Mae Smith Battle.
He leaves to cherishes his memory two children Rosa Goggins (Matthew), Montezuma, Georgia, Johnny Battle (Joscelyn Shingles), Americus, Georgia; five grandchildren LaKeisha Ford, Laquasha Battle (Devin), Americus, Georgia, Erica Ford, Montezuma, Georgia, Keylexius Battle, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Tierra Battle, Americus, Georgia; five great grandchildren, Lakebbie Ford, Alaysia Engram, Aubrey Engram, Contravious Ford, Zaylen Engram, and five siblings Eva Mae Johnson, Junior Battle (Mary), Homer Lee Battle, Harold Battle, Sr., all of Oglethorpe, Georgia, and Ernestine Frazier, Ellaville, Georgia; sisters/brothers in law, Rosa (Sammie) Harris, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Minister Willie (Blondell) Smith, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Dennis (Delphanie) Smith, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Ernest (Ann) Smith, Albany, Georgia and Edward (Mary Ann) Smith, Montezuma, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including a devoted friend Markeith Curgil and Mattie Goggins.