James Faine Bateman, 85, of Talbott, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Faine, known to some as Flash, was born in Talbott to James Dudley and Anna Bateman. On August 5, 1955, Faine married Voncille Bateman. They were married for 55 years and had three children. Faine worked as a truck driver and a diesel mechanic and was known for his ability to fix anything and everything. He loved family time, especially with his six grandkids, long days at the lake, flashy cars and motorcycles, and country music. His family remembers him as endlessly patient, easygoing, soft-spoken, and kind.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Voncille Pridemore Bateman; his parents, James Dudley and Anna Bateman; and his sisters, Patsy Howard, Mary (Whitehead) Clark and Jewel (Kirby) Bolden.
He is survived by his children, Joy Whiteside (Joe), Debbie Hatfield (Martin), and Dwight Bateman (Jan); and his grandchildren, Logan Whiteside, Mackenzie Patrick (Mike), Luke Whiteside, Charlie Watts (Jake), Madison Hatfield and Abby Bateman.
Graveside service will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 29 at Jefferson Memorial Gardens with Rev. Greg Lindsey officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Farrar Funeral Home