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Charles Richard Batchelor, 65, of Wilmington, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2016, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

Richard was born July 29, 1950, in High Point, son of the late, Clarence Arthur Batchelor and Halcia Gray Armentrout Batchelor.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Diane Combs Batchelor, originally of Winchester, Va.; four children, Charles R. Batchelor II of Wilmington, Marion Crotts (David) and Brittany Shea (Dan), all of High Point, and Aaron Skiles (Sherry) of Wilmington; seven grandchildren; a brother, John Batchelor of Ocean Isle Beach; and one nephew, John Richard Batchelor.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, at Andrews Market Street Chapel, 1617 Market Street, Wilmington, with Father Robert J. Kus officiating. Prior to the service, the family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the service hour.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Richard’s memory may be made to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at or to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

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