James Kenneth Bateman- Age 78, Kingston Springs, April 13, 2019.
Preceded in death by his parents, Homer Bateman and Ruby Smith Bateman; brother, Leonard Bateman; sister, Ruby Jo Bateman.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Bateman; children, Gray Bateman (Rhonda) and Shannon Schliwa (David); grandchildren, Rachel Bateman, Graham Bateman, Rhian Schliwa and Drake Schliwa; sisters, Brenda Hargrove, Betty Bruce (Jimmy), brother, Troy Bateman (Freda).
He gave the best hugs and kisses and was a devoted Christian, husband, father and grandfather. He loved to play golf and horseshoes. He enjoyed fixing things and John Wayne.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 and 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will be at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Kingston Springs Cemetery.