Garth Raymond Batchelor

Garth Raymond Batchelor was born February 4th, 1972 to Carol and Jerome Batchelor. Growing up on the island created a tightknit group of friends for Garth, including the “Good Ole’ Boys” of the island that Garth always looked up to. Throughout his early life Carol worked tirelessly at the post office to support her kids, something Garth always admired and loved her for. His grandpa and grandma Marsh were a huge part of Garth’s youth, allowing him and his cousins to create their lasting bonds. In his high school years you could find him on the football field where he created some of his favorite memories and friends.

Hunting was also a big passion of Garth’s; something he was able to pass down to both his boys. Garth was always a hard working man stemming back to his times bailing hay for the local farms. He always loved operating machinery, a job he would continue for his whole career. J&D Wallace was more than just a job for him, they were family. Something Garth always cherished was his Friday night BS sessions with his close island crew. Friday nights were his time to relax, unwind, and enjoy some time with his friends. Garth was a big storyteller, and these nights gave him the perfect home to share them.

Garth’s family was the most important part of his life, he was often found talking to his friends of the pride and love he had for them. His family was able to take him out for one last birthday getaway, creating more beautiful and lasting memories before his passing. He was survived by his loving wife Olivia, oldest son Brent, daughter Morgan, youngest son Levi, mother Carol Ogden, grandma Marsh, sister Tressa Ogden (husband Matt, children Hunter, Mason, Melanee) brother Jake (wife Heather, children Lexie, Deven, Bradley, Blake), brother and sister-in-law Ben and Erin Morgan (Alex), father-in-law Mike Morgan and godson Ian Maddux.

Garth’s memorial will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church on Feb. 24th, at 1:00 p.m. Attire is work/casual, like you were coming to one of his Friday nights.