The good LORD received his beloved son Aaron Max Batchelor, who passed from his worldly body on September 16, 2016 in New Braunfels, Texas in the Christus Santa Rosa's Hospital ICU at the age of 81. Aaron was born in Mills County, TX on October 19, 1934 to loving parents Charles W. and Juanita B. Batchelor who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were his beloved wife, Ruth Batchelor; one sister, Lolla Joyce Rose; one brother, Charles E. Batchelor; and one great-granddaughter, Katie Lo Lynn Cook. He is survived by his beloved son and care-giver, Kim Batchelor and wife Cyndye of New Braunfels, TX; daughter Penny Shipp and husband Kirby of Midland, TX; and son Dennis Paige and wife Stacie of Stradford, OK. Aaron also left behind ten grandchildren: Christopher D. Scott and wife Casey of Tulsa, OK; Matthew Aaron Batchelor of New Braunfels, TX; Jana D. Cook and husband Keith of Stanton, TX; Jared D. Shipp of Midland, TX; Chelsea Halland-Harper and husband Blake Harper of the Oklahoma City area; Dusty Paige and wife Shea of Oklahoma City area; and Lacie Clary and husband Jay of Oklahoma City area; Justin Smith, George Smith and Trisha Smith all of Stradford, OK. Twelve Great-grandchildren are left behind: Autumn, Hannah, Brooklyn Sparks, Kody Cook, Kase Cook, Asher Harper, Annabelle Paige, Caroline Paige, Brittany Paige, Chet Paige, Aubrey Clary, and Kannon Clary. Aaron had numerous nephews and nieces that he adored and will sorely miss him.
Aaron loved and lived most of his life in Texas where he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and motorcycles in his younger years and as he grew older loved to watch old western movies and rodeos when he wasn't reading his Bible. He became a transplanted Okie after marrying the love of his life, Ruth on June 16, 1971 and chose to have his final resting place beside her in his second home, Alex, Oklahoma. After Ruth passed he moved back to Texas to be closer to his sister, Lalla Joyce Rose and his family. He lived in Goldthwaite, Sonora and finally in New Braunfels, TX.
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2016 at the Alex Cemetery in Grady County, Oklahoma at 10:00 a.m. officiated by Jerry Jackson. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations are made to the American Cancer Society "In Loving Memory of Aaron Max Batchelor". There will be a family visitation Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Sevier Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.sevierfuneralhome.com.
Published on September 20, 2016