Clyde Randolph “Rusty” Bateman, Jr.
- Visitation Dates and Times
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 4:00-7:00 p.m.
- Visitation LocationMoss Funeral Home, Breese
- Service DateTuesday, May 21, 2019
- Service Time7:00 p.m.
- Service LocationMoss Funeral Home, Breese
- Full Obituary
Clyde Randolph “Rusty” Bateman, Jr., age 36, of Breese, passed away suddenly from heart disease on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese, IL.
He was born December 18, 1982 in Winter Park, FL, the son of Hazel Dianne, nee Callahan, and Clyde Randolph “Randy” Bateman, Sr.
Rusty is survived by his parents of Kissimmee, FL; his wife Amie Wood Bateman of Breese, IL, whom he married April 1, 2011 in Port St. Joe, FL; sister, Carrie Lee (Darren) Baxley of Pinetta, FL; nephews and niece, Harold, Lynnwood, and Hazel Louise Baxley; paternal grandmother, Vosteal Griffin Bateman of Kissimmee, FL; mother-in-law, Pamela Patton of Springfield, IL; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Sean Brown, Kris Wood, Jayme Ray, and Mariah (Nick) Trader all of Springfield, IL; nieces and nephews, Justise, Kennan, and Quin Brown and Olan Trader; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his beloved dogs, Lily and Penelope.
In addition to his grandparents, his other beloved dogs, Precious and Lucky, preceded him in death.
He currently worked as a Quality Coordinator and was a part of the Culture Corp for The Gund Company, Inc. in St. Louis, MO, and formerly worked as a Reproductive Technician for Select Sires and ABS. He was a member of the Baptist Faith and the Silver Spurs Riding Club, Inc. in Kissimmee, FL.
Rusty enjoyed hanging out at home with his wife Amie (whom he loved to pester) and his dogs, where they would often cook, grill, and tend to their salt-water fish tank together. They would also take adventures together, some near and some far, and often as a surprise from Rusty to Amie. He also deeply loved his family, especially his nephews and nieces to whom he was known as the “cool uncle”.
Rusty graduated from Osceola High School in Kissimmee, FL where he was the shortstop on the baseball team. He was an avid sports fan, as he had a great love for the Auburn University Tigers and the Atlanta Braves, and he especially loved playing sports with his nephews, nieces and the children in the neighborhood. He will forever be remembered for his quick wit, making others smile, his happy nature, his genuine concern for others, and was always willing to help anyone. Rusty will be missed by all who knew him.
Funeral Service will be Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Moss Funeral Home in Breese, IL with Pastor Paul Hooks officiating.
Visitation will be Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Moss Funeral Home in Breese, IL.
Memorial Service will also be held Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Landmark Baptist Church, 3399 US-90, Madison, FL 32340
Memorials may be made to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or to the 4-H foundation (checks made to Carrie Lee Baxley) and will be received at Moss Funeral Home, 535 N. 5thSt., Breese, IL 62230 who is serving the Bateman Family.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.mossfuneralhome.com