Calvin William Battle died on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. The service will be at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6, with Fr. David C. Probst officiating. Born on July 4, 1942, in Douglas, GA, to the late W. C. and Lou Harrison Battle, Cal grew up in Milledgeville and attended local schools, graduating from GMC in 1960. He earned degrees from Georgia Tech and Georgia State University and enjoyed careers as an engineer, telecommunications executive, entrepreneur, and inventor. After living for many years in various parts of the country, he and Joanne returned in 2005 to make their home in Milledgeville.
He is survived by his wife, Joanne Cooper Battle; children, W.C. (Beau) Battle (Lari), Winder, GA, Laura Battle Puckett (Scott), Traveler's Rest, SC, Sara Battle McGahey (Jon), Anderson, SC, James H. Battle (Sonya), Atlanta, GA, and Katie Battle Montell (Chris), Atlanta, GA; stepsons, Jeff O'Reilly (Tiffany), Purcellville, VA, and Jamie O'Reilly (Kristyn), Elkridge, MD; brothers, Tom Battle (Schar), Humble, TX, and Robert Battle, Milledgeville, GA. Fifteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive.
The family will greet friends at a reception immediately following the service at St. Stephen's. Those wishing to do so may make contributions in memory of Cal to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, P. O. Box 309, Milledgeville, GA 31059.
Moores Funeral Home and Crematory has charge of arrangements.
Published on January 3, 2018