(WADLEY) Willie Frank Battle died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, at his home in Wadley.

A graveside service will be Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m. at County Line Baptist Church Cemetery, Wadley.

Mr. Battle was born Dec. 21, 1969, to the late Willie R. Battle and Christine Heard Battle in Ashland. He was a lifelong member of County Line Baptist Church. Willie Frank grew up in Tallapoosa County, where he graduated from New Site High School. He worked in construction for more than 30 years. He was employed for Trintex in Bowdon, Ga., for a number of years, until declining health compelled him to end his career.

He is survived by his three stepchildren, Anthony Smith of Carrollton, Ga., and Kelley Houston and Melissa Smith, both of Anniston; two brothers, Amos Battle (Christie) of Daviston and Anthony Bentley of Tallassee; sister, Earnestine Battle Capers (Houston) of Roanoke; special aunts and uncles, Gladys Battle, Hershel Battle, Willie James Battle and Jean Zachery, all of Wadley; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Tony Eugene Battle, Elizabeth Ann Battle Spratling, Gloria Ann Battle.

Clark Memorial Funeral Service, Roanoke.

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