James Barrett Batson, 77, Springfield, MO passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017 in his home.

James Barrett Batson, 77, Springfield, MO passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017 in his home.

He was born May 22, 1940 to Clyde and Esther Batson. He was married to Johnnie Lee Lemons on October 10, 1959.

Jim was a long-standing member of the Church of Christ. His greatest desire was for others to obey the gospel and live faithful lives for Christ. As he prayed often, he showed us how to “endure to the end.”

Jim was preceded in death by his wife Johnnie and son James.

Survivors include three daughters, Wendy Ford (Larry), Joanne Miller (Cliff), Mary Batson; a brother Marvin Batson; grandchildren, Rachel Ford, Philip Ford (Lindsey), Amalia Rogers (Philip), Austin Miller (Tiffany), Megan Mosley (Brandon); and a great granddaughter, Rowan Miller.

Funeral services will be Friday, June 30th at 1 p.m. at Meadors Funeral Home in Republic. He will be laid to rest at Brookline Cemetery.