Thomas "Tommy" Ambler Batts, Jr.

December 17, 1954 ~ August 2, 2022 (age 67) 67 Years Old


Thomas “Tommy” Ambler Batts, Jr., age 67, died August 2, 2022 in Greensboro. He was born December 17, 1954 in Rocky Mount, NC. He was the son of the late Thomas Batts, Sr. and Lillian Joyner Batts.

Tommy was a lifelong learner and scholar with a love of music, travel and history. His career as an electrician spanned nearly 5 decades with major projects throughout the state of North Carolina including his hometown of Rocky Mount where he designed and constructed his family home. He enjoyed dogs and entertaining.  Tommy will be missed for his quick-wit and generous spirit. 

Tommy is survived by his children, Stephen Batts (Melissa) of Winston-Salem, Sarah Kirkpatrick (Casey) of Jamestown and Emerson “Cat” Batts of Carrboro, as well as his grandson, Alexander Batts. Left to cherish his memory are siblings Susan Sutton (Larry) of Wendell, Lynn Benson (Marty) of Farmville, and John Batts (Debbie) of Rocky Mount.

Donations in Tommy’s memory may be made to the North Carolina Museum of Art.

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