JAMES BARRETT "JIM" BATSON Wednesday, May 22, 1940 - Wednesday, June 28, 2017

James Barrett “Jim” Batson, age 77, of Springfield, Mo., passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017 in his home. He was born May 22, 1940 to Clyde and Esther Batson. He was married to Johnnie Lee Lemons on October 10, 1959.

Jim was a long-standing member of the Church of Christ. His greatest desire was for others to obey the Gospel and live faithful lives for Christ. As he prayed often, he showed his family how to “endure to the end.”

He was preceded in death by his wife, Johnnie; a son, James; and his parents.

Survivors include three daughters, Wendy (Larry) Ford, Joanne (Cliff) Miller, and Mary Batson; grandchildren, Rachel Ford, Philip (Lindsey) Ford, Amalia (Philip) Rogers, Austin (Tiffany) Miller, and Megan (Brandon) Mosley; a great granddaughter, Rowan Miller; and a brother, Marvin Batson.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, June 30, 2017 in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, Mo. Burial will follow in Brookline Cemetery, Brookline, Mo. Contributions may be made to the , Alzheimer’s Association, 3645 South Ave., Springfield, MO 65807. Online condolences may be shared (on this website) at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com

Service Details: A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, June 30, 2017 in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, Mo. Burial will follow in Brookline Cemetery, Brookline, Mo. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1630 W. Elfindale, MO 65807.


My sincere sympathy to the family,  Greta Webb