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William Edward Batson, 34, gifted computer programmer

William Edward Batson
William Edward Batson

William Edward Batson, 34, was born Oct. 3, 1984, to his wonderful parents, Susan and Edward Batson. He was taken from us unexpectedly Friday, Oct., 26, 2018.

He is survived by both of his parents; the apple of his eye, the little girl he loved more than life itself, his 7-year-old daughter, Addison Grace Batson. He always said she was the only thing he got right in life; and fiancée Alexandria Long, his soul mate, his best friend, his other half, the love of his life. He is also survived by his older brothers, Chris Batson and Kevin Batson, and his wife, Marrissa, and their twins, Gabriella and Gavin Batson; and of course his baby boy pit bull, Pete.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Marion and Gladys Batson; maternal grandparents, Kathryn and Edward Koontz; and nephew, Colin Batson.

He was a very charismatic man who was full of life and joy; he was always the life of the party. He brought so much laughter and humor to every situation, even maybe when he shouldn’t have, but you could not help but love him. He loved his family and friends with all his heart. There is not a soul on this earth with a heart bigger than his. Anyone who had the pleasure of meeting him was better off for knowing him. He definitely was a one of a kind.

In his younger days, he was an avid skateboarder who wasn’t afraid of anything, which ultimately led him to become a semi-pro skater. After graduating high school, he went to CFCC and enrolled in the Computer Engineering Technology program. While he didn’t graduate, he was a very gifted programmer and computer guru. He also worked for the family business, Appliance Service Company, fixing appliances. You can say he was a jack of all trades.

A visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1, at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service. A funeral service will follow at 6 p.m.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service.

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