Jesse James “Sarge” Batts, Jr.

December 3, 1937 - February 3, 2018
Jesse James “Sarge” Batts, Jr.

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Jesse James “Sarge” Batts, Jr, age 80, of Wilmington, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at the Brian Center in Yancyville, NC.

He was born on December 3, 1937 in Wilmington, NC, the son of Jesse James Batts and Clara Elle Davis Batts.

Mr. Batts served his country with honor and distinction as a Sargent in the United States Army.

After his retirement from the Army he worked as a Longshoreman at various ports along the east coast.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, February 13, 2018, from 9:30 till 10:30am at the Wilmington Chapel. A committal service will follow at 12:00pm at the Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.


Tuesday, February 13, 2018
9:30 AM - 9:30 AM

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1535 South 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403

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  • January 25, 2024
    Mark Batts lit a candle:
    Lit since January 25, 2024 at 1:17:18 PM

  • January 25, 2024
    Mark Batts says:
    To my father, Mr. Jesse James Batts Junior as my dad, his son, Mark, Mike, David Batts I miss you but I would like when I come down I’m gonna see you again my friend. I love you always rest dad because you did a lot to keep this family together and we are still working added to this day and the news is I am doing all right. Theresa’s big cold doing good. I will see you during the spring.

  • February 14, 2018
    Barbara Durham lit a candle:
    Lit since February 14, 2018 at 2:33:34 AM