Richard Stanley Battis

August 7, 1959 - August 2, 2019
Richard Stanley Battis

Richard Stanley Battis was called to Heaven on August 2, 2019 after illness, while residing in Wilmington, NC.

Richard was born in Concord, Massachusetts on August 7, 1959 to Richard and Patricia Battis.

Richard graduated from Mascoma Valley Regional High School in 1977, completed degrees at the New Hampshire Technical College in 1979 and Business and Computer Management at Lebanon College in 1989.

Richard was devoted to his family and loved the weekend get-togethers. The gatherings frequently ended with Richard playing some of his favorite songs on his guitar. Richard’s passion was electronic innovation and he continually pursued his career in electronics. His favorite pastime was music and he was an avid guitarist and bass player. Richard played in several bands throughout his life and was working on songs at his home music studio in his last days. Richard’s confidant and best friend was his twin brother Robert whom he rarely went a day without contacting in some way. Richard had many friends and made friends wherever he went due to his kindness of heart and non-judgmental personality. He loved unconditionally and will be deeply missed by all.

He is survived by his wife, Crystal Battis; his son, Cody Battis, his twin brother Robert Battis & spouse Margaret of Canaan, Bruce Battis & spouse Mary of Grantham, Lawrence Battis & spouse Lynn of Enfield, Carol Salwey of Indio, CA, Bette Worden and spouse Wayne of Indio, CA and John Battis and spouse Vivian of Green Forest, AR.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on August 15, 2019 at the Methodist Church in Enfield. Pastor Paul Guest will officiate.

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


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  • August 07, 2019
    Debbie Tenney says:
    Richard and I were in a shop class in high school together, we became life long buddies ever since. He was two years behind me, and as time went by, I'd great him as "young man" , just to irritate him. I'm going to miss you, my friend. Rest in peace.

  • August 07, 2019
    Richard and Coreen Macie says:
    So sorry to hear of his passing...we went to school together and knew one another out of school fir many many years..

  • August 07, 2019
    Linda Bartlett lit a candle:
    Lit since August 7, 2019 at 8:09:16 PM

  • August 07, 2019
    Rhonda Stark says:
    My condolences to Crystal and family. I was 5 yrs behind him in school. When we had grades 7 through 12 in one school. I would see him in the halls. Yes I had a crush on him.

  • August 07, 2019
    Melodie Russell says:
    My sincerest condolences to all his loved ones, family and friends.