Rayburn Batts

May 8, 2022

Rayburn Batts, 97, of rural Frankfort, died May 8, 2022 at his home.  He was born April 3, 1925 in Boone County, Indiana to Otis & Lula (Kelley) Batts.  He married Helen Lee on May 1, 1949 at the First Methodist Church in Frankfort and she preceded him in death on February 21, 2018.

Rayburn attended Washington Township schools in Boone County and Jackson Township High School.  He had lived in Boone County from 1925-1940 before moving to Clinton County.  He was a lifelong farmer and had worked at Farm Bureau Co-op. for 5 years and Sears for 37 years.  He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, Clinton County Antique Machinery Club, and Clinton County Diners.  Rayburn also enjoyed toy tractors and antique tractors.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. May 23, 2022 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. May 23rd at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene, Alzheimer’s Association or the Clinton County Antique Machinery Club.

Survived by:

2 Sons: Jerry (Paulette) Batts of Frankfort, Steve (Debbie) Batts of rural Frankfort, Daughter: Sandra (Fritz) Mark of Spokane Valley, WA, 6 Grandchildren, Andrew, Gwen, Amber, Ryan, Scott and Jacob, 2 Great-Grandchildren, Makena and Lucas.

Preceded by:

a brother Ray Jean Batts.


Leave your Condolences

14 Condolences for “Rayburn Batts”

  1. Pete and Pam Randolph May 10, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    Dear Jerry, Paulette, and family. So sorry for your families loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Your friends, Pete and Pam

  2. Janice Adams Beene May 10, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    I’m sorry for your loss. He was a good guy.

  3. Mary Patchett May 11, 2022 at 7:30 am

    Batts families.
    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with all of you.
    Mary Patchett

  4. Bill & Lora Layton May 11, 2022 at 9:37 am

    To all the Batts family, so sorry for your loss.

  5. Ron & Sheree Fortinberry May 11, 2022 at 4:08 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you.

  6. Warren & Jerri Pearson May 11, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    Dear Steve & Debbie, So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  7. John Trewatha May 11, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    What a man and gentleman always ready to help always pleasant. Hard worker. Ray and I worked together several years at Sears. After I moved away from Frankfort we kept in touch by phone now and then, still
    have his phone number. Will miss that phone call now and then.

  8. Jeanette Wolfe May 11, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about Rayburn. He was such a kind man and always came into Wesley Manor everyday to feed Helen. He became a part of our G-wing family. Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  9. Fran Reagan May 12, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    To the Batts Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. I pray that you have sweet memories of your dad and grandpa and you feel the Lord’s comfort.

    From the families of the Reagans, Fanchers and Longs

  10. LaDawna Hall Roberts May 12, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    I’m very sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.

  11. Mike & Linda Mooney May 13, 2022 at 10:49 am

    Dear Jerry, Paulette, Ryan and family, During this difficult time, may you find comfort in the sympathy expressed by your friends and loved ones. Praying for God’s peace and comfort during this time of sorrow.
    Mike and Linda

  12. The family of Peggy Irwin May 13, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    So sorry to hear about Rayburn. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God give you comfort and peace. Rest in peace Rayburn.

  13. Connie Blacker May 17, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    So sorry about Ray! Saw him a lot when my Mother was in the G wing at Wesley Manor!! We got a chance to talk many times while he was with his wife and I was feeding my Mother! He was always such a nice and kind man!!!

  14. Benjamin Stillwell May 20, 2022 at 8:31 am

    I wish to leave my heart felt prayers for your loss. I am praying for you all. Sandy and Fritz, I knew you best and am thinking of you. God grant great memories and grace for you all.

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