|Funeral services for Brian Keith Batten, 33, of Spencer are scheduled for 12 noon Monday at the Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home in Spencer, with the Rev. Larry Greathouse officiating. Burial will be in the Egypt Ridge Cemetery near Spencer.|
Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
Batten died last week following a confrontation with police officers near his mother's residence along US 33-119, east of Spencer.
He was born on September 8, 1973, in Ripley, a son of Linda Miller and Ronnie and Helen Batten, all of Spencer. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and baseball, he was on the All-Star team 20 years ago.
He attended Spencer High School and had a love of the outdoors. He was a very outgoing person and was loved by many.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a daughter, Brianna Dawn Batten of Shock; maternal grandparents, Bill and Frances Miller of Spencer; two brothers, Jamie Batten and Jeff and Sandy Batten, both of Spencer; one sister, Amber and Donnie Sloan of Spencer; one half sister, Crystal Batten of Spencer; and stepbrother, Ryan Miller of Belpre, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, James "Dick" Batten and Ella Mae Batten; and his stepfather, Roland M. Miller.