Edward Leo Batson

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September 8, 1925 ~ February 17, 2013

Edward Leo Batson, 87, went to be with the Lord Sunday, February 17, at the Madisonville St. Joseph Hospital. Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 19, at Cozart Funeral Home from 6 to 8 pm. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 20, at First Baptist Church Normangee at 11 am. Burial will follow the services at Hopewell Cemetery of Normangee. Services have been entrusted to Cozart Funeral Home of Normangee.

Leo Batson was born September 8, 1925 in Normangee, TX to his parents Anguish and Ruth (Carter) Batson. Leo was a lifelong resident of Normangee. He was an active board member of the Normangee Junior Livestock Show. Leo was a community leader, always giving to the youth of Normangee. He was the owner of Batson Trucking Company and a lifelong rancher in the Normangee area. Leo Batson was married to Syble Denman in August 21, 1974.

Edward Leo Batson was preceded in death by his loving parents; Angus and Ruth Batson, two daughters; Bonnie Hayes and Phyllis Harris, a son; Johnny “Bubba” Harris, and a granddaughter; Kylee Harris.

Survivors include his loving wife Syble Batson; two daughters, Linda Nickerson and husband Ronnie, and Janie Nixon and husband Michael; a son Jerry Sturgeon and wife Melissa; and 10 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.

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  1. Dear Family of of Mr Batson.

    I do not know your family, however I wish to express my condolences to you for your loss of husband and father.

    My husband has many ties to Leon and Madison counties, so when I see a death of someone from these counties, I also feel like I lost a family member.

    Annette Ditto

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