Jerry Don Batton, 76, Navy veteran who served for 28 years

Retired U.S. Navy Sr. Chief Petty Officer Jerry Don Batton, 76, of Virginia Beach, passed away Friday, Aug. 9, 2019.

Born July 9, 1943, in Mobile, Alabama, he was the son of Naomi Jackson Batton and Daniel E. Batton. He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Betty McPherson and Ann Threlkeld; and brother, Charles Batton.

Jerry retired from the U.S. Navy in 1990 after serving almost 28 years. He loved the outdoors and was an avid gardener and could fix just about everything.

Jerry is loved and will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 52 years, Mary; three children, Debbie Daniels, Jimmy Batton (Jennifer) and Jessie Reese; nine grandchildren, Tiffany Daniels, Ashley Daniels, Sterling Daniels, Alana Reese, Amberlyn Vandepool, Adelyn Batton, Emmalyn Batton, Jeremy Batton and Robert Grier; great-grandson, Christopher Wilson Jr.; and great-granddaughter, Avianna Daniels; sister, Vickie Odom (Tommy) of Theodore, Alabama; and other beloved family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 15, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Princess Anne Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 16, at the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Colonial Grove Memorial Park.

Share online condolences with the family at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home & Crematory.

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