Joseph Lyman Battle, 79, of Charlevoix went home to meet his Lord on February 16, 2021 at his home. He was born on March 2, 1941 in Ann Arbor, MI, the son of Lyman and Alberta (Dean) Battle.
Joe was one of the chartering members of the Charlevoix Bible Baptist Church to which he still belonged. He was a big fan of the University of Michigan and he enjoyed playing baseball, basketball, as well as golf especially in his later years. He also liked to play guitar, and he was a merchant marine. Joe was a jack-of-all-trades in the Charlevoix area for many years; he was a skilled carpenter, chef, and plumber. He will be deeply missed by many close friends.
Joe is survived by five children, Tony Battle of Charlevoix, Amy (Steve) Fuller of Charlevoix, Kathy Johnson (fiancé Jeff Craig) of Lansing, Cory (Corinne) Battle of Killeen, TX, and Joe Jr. (Liz) Battle of Charlevoix; two brothers, John Peters of Pellston and Loren Peters of CA; two sisters, Ella (John) Kerner of Charlevoix and Dori (Gary) Stofle of CA; 15 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Marilyn Soblesky; his daughter, Martha Ann Battle; his brother, Jerry Battle; and his sister, Fran Peters.
A Celebration of Joe’s Life will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. the Charlevoix Bible Baptist Church, 5855 M-66 N., Charlevoix, MI 49720. Visitation will take place at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bible Baptist Church of Charlevoix Memorial Fund.
Arrangements are in the care of the Winchester Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Please sign his online guestbook at www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com