Clifford Bateman, 74, of Virginia Beach, died Saturday, June 8, 2019, at home. Commander Bateman was an accomplished U.S. Navy officer and fighter pilot, sailor, leader in his church, Rotarian, teacher, and beloved father, grandfather and husband.
He is survived by his wife, Joan Knight Bateman; children, Ellie, Doug and Tommy; and grandchildren, Alex, Eli, and Ari.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 15, at Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church followed by a simple reception at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Eastern Shore Chapel Community Food Pantry.
Share online condolences with the family at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts.