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Joe Kelly Battle Jr.

November 14, 1935 July 26, 2020
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Obituary for Joe Kelly Battle Jr.

On Sunday morning, July 26, 2020, with God’s tender hands of mercy, called His loving son, Joe Kelly Battle to his heavenly home from his earthly home. He was the oldest child of Joe Rome and Catherine Battle on November 14, 1935 in Wake County.

At an early age, Joe joined Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Wendell, NC. There he remained a member until his death.

Joe Kelly started his education journey at Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, VA. Upon moving to Wendell, NC, he continued his early childhood education at Carver Elementary School. His final education journey ended upon graduating from Shepard High School in 1955. Joe was the Captain of the Shephard Basketball team where he scored the highest points a teammate every scored during his time. His motto was, “You are the builder of your character so construct it well.” Joe married Dorothy Etheridge November 16, 1963.

Joe’s journey as a plumber started with Busy Bee Plumbing whose owner was his brother Billy Battle in 1983. After a year, Joe started his own plumbing business known as Battle’s Plumbing Service. His customers included Raleigh Housing Authority, Eagle Rock Christian Church, Stokes Chapel Baptist Church, Wake Forest College, and many individual home owners prior to relocating to Winston-Salem.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Rome and Catherine Battle; and brother, Jimmy Marshall Battle.

Joe leaves to carry on his legacy his wife, Dorothy of the home; daughters, Kathleen Battle of the home, Carolyn Dumas of Durham, NC, Mary Lee Williams (Joseph) of Wendell, NC; son, Leroy Dumas (Gail) of Wendell, NC; brothers, Billy Battle (Doris) and Macon Battle (Mary) both of Raleigh, NC; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Wednesday

29

Jul

3:00 PM 7/29/2020 3:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7/29/2020 7:00:00 PM
Carlton L. Gray Funeral & Cremation Service

2810 Kidd Road
Raleigh, NC 27610

Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Carlton L. Gray Funeral & Cremation Service
2810 Kidd Road Raleigh 27610 NC
United States
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