Leonard E. Bateman, 83

Leonard E. Bateman, 83, formerly of Fulton, died May 19, 2010.

Leonard was a truck driver and a member of the Teamsters Union Local 317. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. Leonard was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, June Muckey Bateman, who died in 2009; his youngest son, Eric Bateman, who died in 2007 and a brother, Earnest Bateman, who died in 2001.

Surviving are six sons, Jeff (Sherry) Bateman, Keith (Lori) Bateman, Martin Bateman, Timothy (Deborah) Bateman, Jim Bateman and Kris (Peggy) Bateman; three daughters, Cheryl Bateman, Lynne (LaVerne) Ryder and Jeannine (Don) Rammage. Leonard is also survived by 19 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday with a service to follow at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Burial with military honors conducted by the U.S. Navy will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.