Micheal Ray "Mike" Bateman

A memorial service with military honors for Micheal Ray “Mike” Bateman was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 7, 2011 from the Middle Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery on McCrory Lane, Nashville.  Mr. Bateman died Friday December 2, 2011 at the Trauma Center of Vanderbilt Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. 

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Mike was the son of the late Melvin Porter Bateman, Sr. and Lena Tidwell Bateman.  He was a 1964 graduate of the former Dickson High School.  Mike served his country during the Vietnam War with service in the United States Army but was attached to a U. S. Marine unit in the DMZ.  He was awarded a Presidential Unit Citation and Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with Palm Device.  After his military service, he attended Middle Tennessee State University and received his bachelor’s degree in 1973.  As a certified public accountant he retired as a partner in the former CPA firm, Bateman, Page, and Robinson.  Mike was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 4641 in Dickson and also the local chapter of the Disabled American Veterans.  He attended First Baptist Church in Dickson.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ramsey “Pat” Bateman, Burns; two sons, Jeremy Bateman and his wife Shauna, and Jared M. Bateman, all of Memphis; one daughter Jennifer Bateman Patrick and her husband, Joseph, Spring Hill, TN; one granddaughter, Quinn Bateman; a brother, Bill Bateman and his wife, Wadie of Ohio; two sisters Marie Loggins, Dickson, and Eulene Daves of Texas; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by three brothers, Melvin P. Bateman, Jr., Jesse “Jack” Bateman, and Neil Bateman and by one sister, Reba Hood.

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