Henry Hall Battle  

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March 22, 1931 - November 13, 2018


Pensacola - Henry Hall Battle passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

He was born in Bryson City, North Carolina. He is survived by his loving wife of sixty-one years, Grace Myral Barclay Battle; daughters Lynne Battle Snee (Chad Snee) and Paige Battle (Ira Pollack); grandchildren, Katelyn Snee, Charlotte Snee,  Flora Pollack, Margaret Snee, and Owen Pollack; and by his sister Mary Lou (Pete) Parrish.

He was preceded in death by his infant son, Brett Hall Battle. 

After graduating from Swain County High School, Hall enlisted in the United States Air Force and served a tour of duty in Japan during the Korean War. He spent eighteen years serving in the Florida National Guard. Hall was employed  for forty-two years at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in aircraft maintenance and inspection.

Not content to have an idle retirement, he continued part-time work for twenty-three years with Avis Car Rental - a job that allowed him to indulge his love of driving.

He was a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge in Greenville, Florida; and participated with the Scottish Rite chapter and American Legion post in Pensacola, Florida.

Hall was a member for 51 years of Warrington Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida, where he served as a deacon and an usher.

He loved to travel, talk with friends, spend time visiting his family around the country, and playing the piano. An eternal dreamer, Hall never stopped thinking of projects he wanted to accomplish.

Visitation was held Friday, November 16, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home, located at 235 NW Orange Avenue, Madison, Florida, 32340.  

A funeral service celebrating his life was held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Beggs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville, Florida.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements 850-973-2258.

You may send your condolences to the family by visiting our website at  www.beggsfuneral.com.

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Mailing Address:
PO Box 730
1 River Street
Bryson City, NC 28713 
Phone: 828-488-2189
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