Robert J. Batter passed away peacefully in Tacoma on July 1, 2019 at the age of 86. Born in Cumbola, Pennsylvania in December of 1932, he had three brothers and one sister. Bob retired from the US Army after 20 years of service, and two tours of duty in Vietnam, as a Chief Warrant Officer. Bob enjoyed going to car shows in his restored 1933 Ford truck, fishing and boating with Joy on Riffe Lake, bowling, gambling, Friday night burgers with the boys at the Shamrock Tavern, and cheering for the Mariners- win or lose! He was proceeded in death by his wife of 26 years Dorothy Batter, and his granddaughter Kim Parham. He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years Joy Batter of Tacoma; daughter Sheri Hughes (Bobby) of South Carolina; and granddaughters Jessica Batter of South Carolina and Cindy Parham of Tacoma. A celebration of Bob’s amazing life will be held on Friday July 19, 2019 at 3:00 pm at Weeks’ Dryer Mortuary.
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