Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

May 31, 2013

George P. Battin

Jacksonville Daily Progress

JACKSONVILLE — JACKSONVILLE – Funeral services for George P. Battin are set for 10 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville with Rev. Joel McMahon officiating.  Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Still Waters Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Battin passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 in Jacksonville.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and a sister.  He was born March 17, 1919 in Broadalbin, a small community in upstate New York.

He served in WWII from 1942 to 1945 with the U.S. Army Air Force in England and later in France and Belgium.  He attained the rank of Sargent.

Following the war he briefly attended NYU before specializing for 3 ½ years in CPCU Insurance Courses.  

This experience brought him to Austin in 1952 to manage the technical side of insurance printing for the Steck Company Insurance Division.  This was the beginning of many happy years in Texas.

In 1954 he made another higher move to another insurance printing & supply company and served as manager at three different locations.  He officially moved up to insurance printing sales in 1963.  He retired to Jacksonville to his lake home in 1986.  This was the start of many happy years at the lake.

While in Jacksonville he served on the City Council in the early 60’s.  He belonged to the Texas Manufacturing Association and was a member of Rotary International until his passing away.

George Battin was an avid skier and spent many happy winters skiing seasons in Colorado, California, and New Mexico.  His last trip was at age 85.

Further lasting and interesting friendships were made at early morning coffee with other adult members of the community.

George Battin was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Jacksonville.

He is survived by his loving family including his wife of 64 years, Elsie H. Battin; sons, Philip Battin and wife Denise, Larry Battin and wife Kathy; daughter, Christine Latchaw; grandson, Aaron Latchaw; granddaughter, Tricia Battin; great granddaughter, Olivia Martin; great grandson, Philip Martin; three nephews; five nieces; brother-in-law Larry  Swenson and wife Dr. Candee Swenson.

Visitation will begin on Friday with family receiving friends on Saturday from 9 to 10am at Autry Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Richard Burton, Robert Perry, Gene Prater, Charles Broadway, Gerald Burks, and Rick Moscicki.

A special thank you to Dr. James Low and staff for helping him through the years with medical attention which gave him a better quality of life.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 1031 SE Loop 456, Jacksonville, TX 75766.