William Barkwell “Bill” Bateman, 88, of 1779 Nixonton Road, Elizabeth City passed away Friday, March 1, 2019, at his residence. He was born April 7, 1930, to the late William John Bateman and Mattie Lou James Bateman and was the husband of the late Katrina Meads Bateman. He was owner and operator of W. B. Bateman & Sons. In 1962 he was awarded the Elizabeth City Junior Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Young Farmer of the Year. He dedicated his life to his family and farming. As he grew older his number one passion was his great-grandchildren.
He is survived by a son, Mike Bateman; five grandchildren, Amy Bateman and fiancé Mark Warren, Rose Bateman, Amber Bateman, Daphne Bateman Wemmering and husband Jacob, Zenas Bateman and wife Shelly; six great-grandchildren, Morgan Lowry, Brayden Lowry, Blayne Bateman, Easton Bateman, Tanner Wemmering and Madison Wemmering; a daughter-in-law, Linda Bateman; a sister, Rebecca Bateman Wall and husband Walter; and a brother, Thomas Bateman. He was preceded in death by a son, William “Billy” Bateman.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to his caregivers, Mildred Liverman and Patrice Snowden.
A funeral service will be held Monday, March 4, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel officiated by the Rev. Marvin Ownley. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Albemarle School, 1210 US Hwy. 17 South, Elizabeth City, NC, 27909.
Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Bateman family. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com.
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