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David "J.D." Batson

April 23, 1946 - January 17, 2017

David “J.D.” Batson, age 70, of Lucas, Texas, passed away on January 17, 2017. James was born April 23, 1946 in Borger, Texas to James Edward Batson and Elnora Rose (Close) Batson. He married Helen Lee Greever on June 20, 1966 in Spearman, Texas. He served in the United States Army from 1964-1970.

David was a graduate of the University of North Texas. He worked as Director of Supply Chain in the telecommunications industry. He was a member of Meadows Baptist Church in Plano, Texas where he served as a deacon, choir member, youth Sunday school teacher, RA leader and served on various committees. He served on the board of Child Protective Services in Plano and was an enthusiastic member of the Tea Party and was recognized in the Who’s Who of Businessmen in North Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Batson of Lucas, Texas; son, Troy Batson and wife Lynda of McKinney, Texas; daughter, Heather Batson of Lucas, Texas; two grandchildren, Tyler Batson and Amanda Batson; two brothers, Charles Batson of Sachse, Texas and Tommy Batson and wife Kathy of Stinnett, Texas and one niece, Kim.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Lynda.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 20, 2017 at Meadows Baptist Church in Plano, Texas. A graveside service will be held on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Holt Cemetery in Hansford County, Texas.

Memorials in his honor can be made to Meadows Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society.

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Helen, So sorry that I lost track of David after working together for so many years at DSC, Alcatel and, finally, at Dresser in both Dallas and Austin where we carpooled to work regularly. David was/is a godly man and a dear friend and Christian brother! He always spoke so fondly of you and his kids/grandkids. Probably my fondest memory is our business trip together to Boston. I look forward to seeing him again in heaven. God bless, Rick Rick Moore, May 14, 2017 Helen, my sincere condolences to you and your family. David was a friend for many years at DSC Commnications Corporation, T-Party activities, pheasant hunting, fishing, just a wonderful person. He will be missed. May he rest in peace! Tom Rhind, March 11, 2017 Just received the Spearman paper with David's obit. Very sorry to hear of his passing. Lynn Gibner, January 31, 2017 Hello, Batson Family: My sincere condolences go out to you all. Eddie Fletcher (DSC)
Eddie Fletcher, January 23, 2017 Helen, Jim and I are so sad to hear about the loss of David. He was such a sweet man. Jim and I both have such fond memories of Meadows Baptist Church and great friends like you and David. You and your family are in our prayers. Jim and Kaye Smith, January 20, 2017 Our memories are too numerous to list. Beloved friend, you will be missed. Frank and Martha Tatum, January 19, 2017 We're so sorry to hear of David's passing but heaven has gained a really good man. David was always one of the good guys and will be missed. We know we'll be seeing him again one day. Love, Vicki and Charlie Adkison Vicki and Charlie Adkison, January 19, 2017 David was our brother-in-law and friend for over 50 years. His love for his wife and family was always his first priority. His family reflects that love daily. Always ready to help a friend or anyone in need, he lived the life that Jesus taught. Loving memories of David will always be in our heart. Leslie, Billie and Jan Reynolds LESLIE, BILLIE and JAN REYNOLDS, January 19, 2017 ROY & I WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS OUR LOVE & PRAYERS TO THE BATSON FAMILY. DAVID WAS A LIGHT AT MEADOWS AND A LIGHT IN THIS WORLD. HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED!! HIS SMILE LIT UP THE DARKEST ROOM. WE KNOW HE'S HOME WITH JESUS AND TAKE GREAT COMFORT IN THAT, BUT WE ALSO KNOW THERE IS A LARGE VOID DOWN HERE. OUR PRAYER IS THAT THE LORD WILL REACH DOWN, PLACE HIS LOVING ARMS AROUND THE FAMILY AND GIVE YOU GREAT COMFORT. WE LOVE YOU AND IF THERE IS ANYTHING WE CAN DO TO HELP YOU, PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO CALL!! ROY & VICKIE BEAVERS, January 19, 2017 Troy, Lynda and family, I am so sorry for your loss and know we are praying for you all. I am so glad to have met your father and to see him at the kids' games and practices. He was and is a man of honor who loved his family and always had something inspirational to say. I will always hold his memory in high regard. Lloyd J. Vaughan, January 19, 2017 David's life was a blessing to those of us who knew him. David was a rare find in a world of so many. I am truly fortunate and a better person to have known such a wonderful gentleman. My deepest sympathies to Helen and the entire Batson Family. Jeff Jeff J Swindle, January 19, 2017