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Jerry Bateman


September 5, 1956
November 19, 2019

Visitation 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. Thursday, November 21, 2019 Day Macz Funeral Home, Sandoval
Funeral 1:00 P.M. Friday, November 22, 2019 Day Macz Funeral Home, Sandoval

Jerry Allan “Whitey” Bateman, 63, of Odin passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon. He was born on September 5, 1956 the son of Jerry H. and Beverly (Moore) Bateman in Centralia. He married Misty Timmons on June 26, 1999 in Centralia and she survives in Odin.

Along with his devoted wife, Misty Bateman, survivors include his loving children, Eric Bateman of Centralia, Jimmy Bateman (Shanna) of Centralia, Jaydon Bateman of Odin, Zachary Timmons (Ranayie) of Centralia; precious grandchildren, Meaghan, Xander, Michelle, Bradyn, Jacob, Reed, and Emerson; cherished great-grandchild, Ryder; step-father Richard Littrell of Sandoval; kind sisters, Lana Cook of Centralia, Cindy Lusch (Chuck) of Odin, and Tammy Nelson (Terry) of Odin.

Jerry was preceded in death by both his parents, Jerry H. Bateman and Beverly Littrell; and daughter, Madyson Bateman.

Jerry was a dedicated employee of AmeriGas as a district manager for 39 years. He felt at home in the outdoors enjoying his time spent around the campfire with family and friends while camping at Boulder. Jerry loved the fall of the year, especially when deer season came in and he could hunt for his next big buck. He also had many fishing stories that he loved to share of fishing from the water’s edge, catching all different types of fish. Jerry was a huge sports fan cheering on his beloved St. Louis Cardinals, Rams, and the Illinois Fighting Illini. He had a talent for playing softball himself and made many great memories with friends. Jerry was a true family man and loved every moment they spent together.

A celebration of life service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday, November 22, 2019 at Day Macz Funeral Home in Sandoval with Chaplain Joannie Naraghi officiating. Interment will follow at Peaceful Valley Cemetery in Odin. Friends are welcome to a visitation time from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Day Macz Funeral Home in Sandoval as well as an hour before service time on Friday. Memorials may be made in Jerry’s honor to American Diabetes Association. Online condolences and memories of Jerry may be shared with the family by visiting and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.