Charles Batastini, Sr., age 84, resident of Phenix City, Alabama, passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Columbus Hospice House, Columbus, Georgia.
Funeral services are scheduled at Summerville United Methodist Church, 1201 32nd Street, Phenix City, Alabama on Thursday, November 21, 2019, 1 p.m. with Reverend Mark Grizzard officiating, according to Vance-Brooks Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Lakeview Memory Gardens Cemetery, Phenix City, Alabama. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 5-7 p.m.
Mr. Batastini, son of the late Paul Walter Batastini, Sr. and Ruth Elizabeth Greene Batastini, was born September 17, 1935 in Columbus, Georgia. He was retired as a Systems Analyst for Bellsouth where he faithfully worked for over 45 years. Mr. Batastini was a member of Summerville United Methodist Church and heavily involved in the local community. He spent numerous hours repairing machines for the State of Georgia Talking Book program and received the “Volunteer of the Year 2007 Award” from the Columbus Library. Mr. Batastini was an Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts Troop #6 of Columbus and recipient of the Silver Beaver Award. He was also the recipient of the Flame and Cross Award from the United Methodist Church. Mr. Batastini was a member of the Communication Workers of America and Telephone Pioneers. He enjoyed woodworking where he made picture frames and repaired home furniture for family and friends.
The family remembers Mr. Batastini as a man who served others, helping anyone in need.
Besides his parents, Mr. Batastini was preceded in death by a brother, Paul W. Batastini, Jr. and a sister, Frances Batastini Proctor. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Peggy Batastini of Phenix City, Alabama; daughter, Robin Ann Batastini of Phenix City, Alabama; son, Charles “Chuck” Batastini and his wife Karen of Midland, Georgia; granddaughter, Victoria Marie Batastini of Midland, Georgia; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Columbus Hospice at www.columbushospice.com or Summerville United Methodist Church, 1201 32nd Street, Phenix City, Alabama 36867.