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Posted: Thursday, December 31, 2020 12:11 pm

Billy Battle, 72, of Chesterhill, Ohio, passed away at home on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020.

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was proud of his service in the United States Marine Corps where obtained the rank of Sergeant. He served in Vietnam where he earned the Bronze Star with combat “V”, two Purple Hearts and the Naval Achievement Medal. He continued his public service where he served as a Captain with the Columbus Division of Fire. He earned the divisions highest award, the Medal of Honor.

Billy was born in Star, Florida, to the late JT and Bessie Battle.

He is preceded in death by his brothers and sister, JT Battle, James Battle and Letha Courtemanche. Also preceded by grandsons, Christian Battle and Christopher King.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Sandi Battle; brothers and sisters, Betty Glass, Lonnie Battle, Donnie Battle, Benny Battle, Marry Burgess, and Marchie O’Neil; sons, Greg Battle (Lisa) and Billy J. Battle; grandchildren, Shelby Horlocker (Mitch), Billy J. Battle Jr., Jayci Robinholt (Mason), Mikel Jacobs, Erin Whitt, and Anthony Sumner (Ashia); great-grandchildren, Viktor Horlocker, Luka Horlocker, Tegan Whitt, Felix and Theo Khon; many nieces and nephews; and best friend, Don Wilson.

Due to COVID restrictions and his family having to travel so far, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date where all family and friends are invited to enjoy sharing experiences and memories.

By his wishes, he was cremated.

Miller Huck Funeral Home, of McConnelsville, handled the arrangements.

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