James Kenneth Bateman

Born in Cheatham County, Tennessee on August 13, 1940

Departed on April 13, 2019 and resided in Kingston Springs, Tennessee

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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.

6 Comments to James Kenneth Bateman

  1. Dell Gibson
    April 15, 2019 6:11 pm

    So sorry about your loss, know you will
    Is him, prayers for your family!!

  2. Marian Debro
    April 15, 2019 6:28 pm


    So sorry t hear about Kenneth’s passing. God is and will always continue to be your peace comfort.

  3. Howard Ruse
    April 15, 2019 10:03 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and hope your many precious memories will help ease your sorrow at this difficult time. Howard & Felecia

  4. Tina Peek
    April 15, 2019 11:12 pm

    Dear Judy,
    It is a beautiful thing to see my Uncle Kenneth in this video. He truly knew how to love. I will miss him, as will everyone. So thankful to have had an uncle like him. I am sad for you, Shannon, Gray and all of his beautiful grandchildren but am happy that he will live on in them. I am praying for you all.
    Love, Tina

  5. Rob Earley
    April 16, 2019 8:58 am

    The kids at school really liked him. My favorite memory is when he would say to the occasional child, “someday your gonna be famous”. Needless to say, it made the child’s day.

  6. ross greer
    April 29, 2019 10:04 am

    Kenneth was a great friend as we were growing up. I know his spirit is resting with God now!

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