WILSON- Funeral services for Charles Lynn Battles, 79, will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at the First Baptist Church of Wilson with the Rev. Jason Langley officiating assisted by the Rev. Tyler Shores. Interment will follow at Hewitt Cemetery in Wilson.  Services are under the care and direction of Alexander Funeral Home.
Charles Lynn Battles was born March 3, 1936, at Hewitt, to the late Walter Hubbard Battles and Claudia (Lindsay) Battles. He departed this life on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at his home in Wilson.
Charlie was born at Hewitt and was raised attending school at Wilson graduating from high school there in 1954. He married the former Della Whiteman on June 30, 1960, at Wilson First Baptist Church and to this union they were blessed with three children, Tammy, Danny and Clay. Charlie worked as a mechanic starting out in the Battles Garage in Wilson. He served honorably for six years in the Army National Guard. He retired from Texaco Oil Company but held several occupations from carpenter, mechanic, inventor, community service volunteer and truck driver. He held patents on inventions and was also a talented musician.  Charlie loved traveling, enjoying airplanes and going to Air Shows. Charlie delivered meals on wheels for many years in the community of Wilson.
Preceding him in death were his parents; brother, Dennis Battles; two sisters, Nadine Shearing and Mava Fisher; and a grandson, Chris Battles.
Survivors include the mother of their children and caretaker, Della; daughter, Tammy Battles of Wilson; two sons, Danny Battles and wife, Bobbi of Burns Flatt and Clay Battles of Wilson; two sisters, Ginger Spencer and husband, Jerry of Durant and Vickie Powell and husband, Dale of Springer; two brothers, Bob Battles and wife, Jeanne of Cleburn, Texas, and Norman Battles of Oklahoma City; grandchildren, Colby, Britney, Colt, Brooke, Connar and Daniel; four great- grandchildren, Addison, Ayden, Jerzie and Tripp; and numerous other family and friends.
Casket bearers will be Colt Battles, Josh Mitchell, Daniel Battles, Carey Powell, Chris Battles and Norman Spencer.
Honorary bearers are Tripp Mitchell, Terry Cain, Kenny Wright, Mike Skelton, Eric Gaines and Richard Delano.
Visitation will be from 6-8 this evening at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Wilson.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cross Timbers Hospice. Condolences may be made to www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.