Vernon 'Burt''s Story
- Vernon "Burt" A. Batey, 93, went home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ January 5, 2017, at Hilltop Manor in Dover-Foxcroft. He was born in Dexter, August 9, 1923, the son of Robert and Luetta (Bailey) Batey.
He graduated from N.H. Fay High School in Dexter, class of 1942. During WWII he served in the U.S. Army in Europe, receiving a Bronze Star and was eligible for a Purple Heart. He was a member of the Greatest Generation that freed an enslaved Europe from the tyranny of the times. He worked for many years as a food wholesaler at Dexter Bottling Works and Humpty Dumpty Potato Chip Co. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with his family, and in his later years telling stories of WWII.
He was predeceased by his wife, Mavis (Thompson) Batey. He is survived by a son, James Batey and daughter-in-law, Linda Batey, of Garland; 4 grandchildren, Laura Foster, Erika and Joshua Batey, and Kathy Anderson; and 10 great-grandchildren.
At his request there will be no calling hours at this time. A spring graveside service will be held at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Cambridge. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.
Published on  January 7, 2017