Jack T Batchelor (1921 - 2008)

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Birth Jack was born on August 31, 1921.
Death Jack died on January 6, 2008 in Mt Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky at 86 years old. The cause of death is listed as: Cancer

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Jack T Batchelor (1921 - 2008) was born on August 31, 1921. He was born into the Batchelor family.

They had Jack Texes Batchelor, Jr. with an unlisted spouse. Jack died on January 6, 2008 in Mt Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky at 86 years of age. His family lists the cause of death as: cancer. He was buried in My father was cremated,.

Jack T Batchelor's last known residence is at Mount Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky.

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Jack T. Batchelor was my father. He was a veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. He served in the US Army, The US Navy, and was a Merchant Seaman for over 30 years. He was married to my mother Mary Emma (Leahy) Batchelor for 53 years. They were married June 21, 1955. He loved her very much, and I am proud to call him my dad. He taught me - among other things - how to play chess, how to tie knots and splice line, and about history. He taught me the importance of keeping one's word. There are many things about him of which I could brag, and shortcomings which all but One are guilty of. I will instead paraphrase Hamlet: "He was a man, take him for all in all. I shall not see his like again."

Thank you for the stories, Pop. Thank you for the jokes, the chess, and all the history lessons about John Wayne, Audey Murphy, and everything and everyone that you shared with me. I miss you and will always hold you and Mom in my heart.

I kept my lines tight and my gangway secure, pop - just like you told me to.

See you when I make port...

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Last Known Residence
Mount Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky

Mt Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky
Burial / Funeral
My father was cremated,
Cause of death
Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies, Baltimore, MD
Teacher's College, Villa Nova, Philadelphia, PA
Merchant Sailor and member of the International Organization of Masters, Mates, and Pilots. Served in various capacities as a Navigator, First Mate, and Master.
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US Army & US Navy.
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“The Hunter is Home from the Forest, the Sailor is Home from the Sea”

Capt. Jack Texes Batchelor, age 86 of Mt. Vernon, died Sunday, January 6, 2008 at the Rockcastle Health & Rehabilitation Center in Brodhead. He was born in Henderson, KY on August 31, 1921. He was a retired Merchant Marine and was an Army veteran. He served in World War II and the Vietnam War and was awarded numerous medals. He was a member of the Berea Chapter of the American Legion and was of the Catholic Faith.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Mary Emma Batchelor; two sons, Jack T. Batchelor, Jr. of Corbin and E. Gabriel Batchelor of West Liberty; two daughters, Mary Ellen Lebo of Mt. Vernon and Patricia L. Pollack of Danville; 11 grandchildren, Jennie Lynne Depute, Katy Gibson, Shannon (Hager) Strauss, Joshua Batchelor, Derek Batchelor, Tony Hager, Emma (Hager) Newcombe, Melissa Hager, Phillip Batchelor, Audrey Batchelor, MacKenzie Batchelor, and Gabriela Batchelor, as well as 15 great grandchildren. Also surviving are two beloved pets, Chica and Biscuit.

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