Joseph Anthony “Tony” Battle III, 79
Joseph Anthony Battle, died peacefully at home surrounded by friends and family, after a short battle with cancer on May 26, 2020.
Tony was born January 5, 1941 in Savannah, GA to Katherine Edna Findley and Joseph Anthony Battle Jr. He graduated from Benedictine Military School and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia.
He worked in human resources, spending many years with Darden Restaurant Group. But his greatest accomplishment was his family; as evidenced by his 56-year marriage to the love of his life Linda Battle and his three wonderful sons and their families. Tony loved to read, enjoyed talking about politics and had a wide variety of interests including photography.
He is survived by his wife Linda; two sons Michael (Dawn) and Patrick (Cheryl), daughter-in-law Dena, four grandchildren, Savannah, Katherine, Dylan and Josephine.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother John Battle, his son Christopher Battle, and grandson Josh Williams.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, a small graveside service will be held at Bonaventure Cemetery on Monday, June 1, 2020 at 11:00 am.
Hugs and prayers are with you and the family, he was a strong man and was always their if we needed him He is talking with Family and friends and letting him know he isn’t in no more pain and he is with us in love and spirit He will be missed more then we can even think about Be strong and we are here if ever needed
- Callaway , Pooler, GA
Prayers and Love to the family.
- Corey and Diane (Moseley) Perkins , Savannah , GA
Aunt Linda and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Uncle Tony was a wonderful man, great father and husband! He is with Chris now, and as with Chris, he will always be with you. Prayers
- Steve and Cathy Benson and family, Spartanburg, SC
So sorry to hear this Linda.
- Billy Strozier , Bloomingdale , Ga
Linda, Dean and I were so sorry to see of your dear husband’s passing. Praying for comfort and strength for you and your loved ones.
- Terry and Dean Scott, Pooler, GA
So sorry to read this news. My condolences go out to the entire family
- Debra A Gottsleben, Morristown, NJ
He was a wonderful and strong man - inspirational to all. I certainly looked up to him. He is greatly missed. Love and prayers are with him, you, and your family.
- Bill and Margaret Moseley, New Port Richey, FL
Sorry to see that Tony has passed away. May he Rest In Peace!
- Bob White, Greshamville, Georgia
We are so very sorry to hear of Tony's passing. Please know you and the family are in our prayers. My heart is with you.
- Frank and Cami Winterling , Liberty Township, Ohio
We are so sorry for the loss of Tony to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
- Greg and Terri Siler, Lexington, SC
I’m so sorry for your loss. Please take comfort in the fact that he’s now in Heaven with Chris. Love to you Denz!
- Anne Bentley, Victorville, CA
Sorry for your loss❤️
- Ann Hulsey, Vinemont , Alabama
Tony is and was a good friend to Jon and I. We have had many, many amazing and fun times with Linda and Tony. I loved Tony’s voice. Being from Georgia, Tony had that deep, sweet, beautiful southern draw. Tony was a man with great wisdom and advice, and he was also such an adventurous person. Jon and Frank took Tony with them on a hike through the mountains that seemed to last forever. When they came home Linda said “you boys almost killed my husband!” Tony hung in there! Not giving up cause that is the type of man he is. Linda and Tony are a special and rare kinda people. They are the type of people that always make you feel welcome and included. I am speaking present tense because I know Tony is just sleeping as we all be waiting for Jesus to return. Rest well Tony. We will see you again. Love Angie, Jon and Kat.
- Angie Baber-Myers, Galion , Ohio
Linda, our hearts are with you and your family. Blessed we are for all the good memories. We love you, Always Lori and Family
- Lori Scribner and Family, Pooler, GA
I still remember advice Tony gave me so many years ago, advice I try to live by to this day. Christina and I were so grateful to call Tony a friend. Praying tonight for Linda and her family. Rest peacefully Tony.
- Frank, Christina, and Amber, Fishersville , Virginia
I am deeply sorry for you and your families loss. Life is so short,but memories are ever lasting. You and Tony made wonderful memories that will carry you through for the rest of your life. May those memories warm your heart untill you join he and Chris. Your old friend, Becky Cohen
- Becky Mordecai Cohen, Savannah, Georgia