Donald Holton Batton, 91, of Pinehurst, NC and formerly Edenton, NC, passed peacefully at the FirstHealth Hospice House on Monday, Nov. 20th.

Born in Mt. Olive, NC on September 15th, 1931, he was the son of the late Harley B. and Ila Marie Poole Batton. After his high school graduation. Don went on to serve in the U.S. Coast Guard.  Upon his honorable discharge, Don went to work with his father as a contractor.  On September 18th, 1955, he married Janet Griffin and the two would raise three children.  The family relocated to Greensboro, NC where he, and his brother Clifford started “Batton Brothers Home Builders”.  After his retirement in the late 1990’s, Don and Janet would return to Edenton before moving to Pinehurst in 2021 to be closer to family.

In addition to his parents, Don is preceded in death by his son Tim Batton, grandson Holton “Reid” Batton and brothers Clifford and Eugene “Buddy” Batton. Don was the loving husband of Janet Griffin Batton.  He was the father of Tammy Spencer, husband Brad, and Jeff Batton.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Don’s memory may be made to FirstHealth Hospice and Palliative Care, 150 Applecross Rd. Pinehurst, NC, 28374.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

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Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Pinehurst.

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