William Battice Sr. “Jack” passed away on December 23, 2019 in Elkhart, Indiana at the age of 76. William is survived by his three children: Carl Battice and Tiffany Brantley [by Faye Irene Higgins] and his first son, Everett Porter [by a previous relationship]; as well as Shelvia Jones who is his girlfriend and partner for the past 20 years; William also has 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
William was born in Liberty Mississippi in 1943 to Helen Bryant and Joseph Battice. William was an only child but did have two step-siblings: a sister, Melvina Battice and a brother Joseph Battice Jr., both preceded him in death.
William moved to Indiana in search of a better opportunity in life to where he started his own construction company Battice Construction which contributed to the rise of several commercial and residential structures in Elkhart and St. Joe Counties. A trade that provided for his family.
William had many accomplishments and memories that he will be remembered by, but most of all he will be remembered for the kindness he showed everyone even if it had been years since he saw you last.
William was a lifelong resident of Baugo Township, and a diehard sports fan of his Jimtown Jimmies, Chicago Bears and Chicago Bulls. William was also the founder and former coach the of Battice Bobcats an AAU Track & Field Team for the youth.
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