James Batey Obituary

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James Dwane Batey

December 10, 1959 - October 19, 2016
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James Dwane Batey, 56, of Charlotte passed away Wednesday October 19, 2016. He was born in December of 1959 in Anniston Alabama to Grover and Sue Batey. Although Dwane was raised in Charlotte, he never forgot where he came from and enjoyed visiting family often. Dwane was a lifelong learner and an avid reader. He graduated from Harding High School in 1978. Dwane was employed by Hendrick Motorsports for sixteen years as a Fabricator in the Chassis Shop. He's always had a passion for cars and racing. Even as a young child he spent hours drawing cars and dreaming about racing during school. Dwane also had a passion for aviation and...
James Dwane Batey, 56, of Charlotte passed away Wednesday October 19, 2016. He was born in December of 1959 in Anniston Alabama to Grover and Sue Batey. Although Dwane was raised in Charlotte, he never forgot where he came from and enjoyed visiting family often. Dwane was a lifelong learner and an avid reader. He graduated from Harding High School in 1978.

Dwane was employed by Hendrick Motorsports for sixteen years as a Fabricator in the Chassis Shop. He's always had a passion for cars and racing. Even as a young child he spent hours drawing cars and dreaming about racing during school.

Dwane also had a passion for aviation and photography. One of his favorite events to learn about was WWII. He was a longtime volunteer at the NC Aviation Museum where he helped to restore aircraft. Dwane was lucky enough to be able to combine his love for aviation with his love for photography. An amazing photographer, Dwane had the right eye at the right time to produce that once in a lifetime shot.

Dwane was lucky to have so many great friends. He would be honored to know the outpouring of love during these last few days. He enjoyed spending time with his best friend Lindsay Edwards and going out with his friends every weekend. He was fiercely protective and loyal to everyone he held dear.

Dwane was loved and respected by all who knew him.

Dwane was preceded in death by his parents Grover and Sue Batey, and also by his nephew Gregory Goodman. He is survived by his sister Susan Batey Goodman and husband Ron, and niece Kristen Goodman.

A service to celebrate Dwane's life will be held at Forest Lawn West on Sunday October 23, 2016. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. and his service at 2:30 p.m. Reverend Robert Shaw will be officiating.

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Lawn West Funeral & Cremation Service, Charlotte, NC.

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