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  1. John and I are truly going to miss Bob’s friendship, we enjoyed our visits with Bob and Aunt Patty for years and were planning on meeting up on October 9 &10 at my great Niece’s Wedding. Bob’s witty humor was in place when we were very young children and never failed him throughout his life, he was a very caring and lovable friend and cousin, always seemed to be the one on the other end of that phone call at just the right time. Mr OBX our beloved Beach Bum forever enjoy calm seas and fair winds beneath your wings, fly high Bob we will forever have you in our hearts. ❤❤

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Robert Owen Batten

September 30, 2021

Robert “Bob” Owen Batten, 62, of Kill Devil Hills, NC, passed away on September 30, 2021. Bob was born on November 10, 1958, in Parkersburg, WV to parents Frederic Samuel Batten and Patricia Ann Batten, both deceased. He moved his family to the Outer Banks in the early ’90s, where they found their true home.

He is survived by his two daughters and their families -Trish and Dave Lusk, his granddaughters Hazel and Autumn, and Christina and Jeremy McPherson, and his three grandsons Easton, Chase, and Trent Jones Jr. He is also survived by his brother, Samuel Batten, sister-in-law Deborah Batten, and niece Elise Batten.

Bob, more affectionately known as “Diddy” to many who loved him, had an electric smile that affected all around him. He never knew a stranger, befriending everyone that crossed his path. He loved the beach and spending his time outdoors. His joking manner and constant smile will be missed by those around him.

A service will be held to celebrate Bob’s life on Sunday, October 24, 2021 from 11am to 1pm at the Landing Grill at Wanchese Marina. Anyone who knew Bob is welcome to attend and share lunch and trade stories with the family.

Expressions of sympathy and comfort are welcome via the online register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com.  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc., was entrusted with arrangements.

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Judith A Crowder

John and I are truly going to miss Bob's friendship, we enjoyed our visits with Bob and Aunt Patty for years and were planning on meeting up on October 9 &10 at my great Niece's Wedding. Bob's witty humor was in place when we were very young children and never failed him throughout his life, he was a very caring and lovable friend and cousin, always seemed to be the one on the other end of that phone call at just the right time. Mr OBX our beloved Beach Bum forever enjoy calm seas and fair winds beneath your wings, fly high Bob we will forever have you in our hearts. ❤❤