Rev. Frederick James "Fred" Battles, age 76, of Conotton was called home to his Lord and Savior. Friday, February 4, 2022 in Union Hospital, Dover.
Born May 29, 1945 in Martins Ferry he was a son of the late Roy Battles and Margaret Beck Battles. Fred graduated from Conotton Valley High School in 1964 and proudly served his country in the Air Force from 1965-1970. In 1986 he became an ordained minister from the Gospel Crusade Institute of Ministry. He worked at Gradall in New Philadelphia and was the pastor of the New Life Center Ministries in Barnhill. He was also a member and former director of the Stumptown Steam Threshers.
On November 14, 1970 he married Sara Louise Mercer Battles, who died just one month ago on January 6, 2022. Also preceding him in death are a brother Paul Battles.
Surviving are children Timothy (Carita) Battles and Rhonda (Robert) Mann, grandchildren Dalton (Kelsey) and Lindsay Mann and Caeden, Emmett, Braleigh and MaKenzie Battles and friends that are like family, Paul and Martha Trushell.
A joint memorial service celebrating the lives of Fred and Louise will be held Saturday, March 26, 2022 in Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, 4195 Pleasant Valley Rd SE, Dennison with Pastor Jeri Myers officiating. Koch Funeral Home, Scio has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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