Edward Allen Battle Jr.


Our Lord and Savior called home “Man of Faith” Edward Battle Jr on July 3, 2020. Edward was born to parents Edward and Eloise Battle on April 11,1960 in Columbus Ohio. Edward attended Linden McKinley High and worked for Ohio Department of Taxation. He lived life passionately, enjoyed fishing, cooking, sharing his music talents, and spending time with his precious loved ones.

At a young age Edward’s grandmother, Annabell Reed, made sure he received guitar lessons, from then he perfected his talent and became the best guitarist. He shared his talents with other musicians, church, and special events. Edward found joy with instructing and assisting others with their musical talents as well as instructing an “old school” teaching of reading music.

Edward is preceded in death by his father, Edward Battle Sr. and grandmother, Annabell Reed.

Edward leaves to cherish his precious memories, mother, Eloise Battle; wife, Pamela Battle; sisters, Etta (Carl) Ransom, Erica Battle, and Ella Battle; children, Loretta Ford, Norvida (Steffon) Battle, Edward (Kay) Battle, Anitra Fluellen, John (Shaniqua) Battle, April Ford, Allen Ford, and Sheree (Ron) Jackson; daughter in law, Keya Battle; precious grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

We will miss him dearly and constantly keep his spirit in our hearts.

Private Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Friday, July 10, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery.


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Condolence Messages

  1. You will be missed truly uncle Ed. Thank you so much for always being kind to my son and I. May your soul rest in heavenly peace.

    • Edward Allen Battle III

      To all our family, friends and loved ones that Celebrated and supported our family in our time of need, Thank You. Also a Special thanks to all the people that made my Father’s passing and homegoing service a wonderful memory, Thank You.

  2. My sincere condolences you and the family are in my prayers. I love you all❤️❤️

  3. Daryn Morales

    To Mr. Edward Allen Battle Jr. :

    I am praying that you entered the afterlife with peace, light and love. Your loved ones are celebrating the life you’ve lived on this planet but mourning the loss of your physical presence- you were loved terribly and it shows. Even if we weren’t able to meet- I’m blessed to know your family members so that they can continue to keep you alive in their joys, stories and memories of you. I pray your transition into that next, peaceful life can give comfort to you and your family. ❤️

  4. Dad you will be truly missed!!!!I love you with all my heart!You were not just my father but very best friend.You were always honest and very real with me.I will miss us both sleeping on the couch snoring together.I am glad you are not suffering no more!!!I love you and will treasure all our conversations.

  5. Kathy Collins

    So sorry for your loss, love and prayer to the family and friends of Edward,

  6. Dear Mr Ed, you have played an instrumental role in my life not only as a father figure but a great role model. We’ve shared some great memories from the Wynds apartment that I will cherish dearly. I love you and the family so much. You will be missed greatly. Rest peacefully ❤️

  7. Derrick & Jovonna Ayers

    To The Battle Family,
    My sincere condolences go out to Pam, Loretta, April, Anitra, Allen and the entire family. Thank you for sharing such a sweet soul with us all. I will definitely miss running into him at the school and usually Kroger. Booty was always a joy to be around and his presence will be missed. My family and I will continue to keep each of you in prayer. We love you all!

    “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” -Matthew 5:4

  8. My deepest condolences in passing of Edward. I am a better person for knowing him for over 35 years. He was a soft spoken and humble man that loved his family more than anything in this world. I loved to hear him talk , play or discuss everything about music. We had fun times whenever we saw each other. I will miss him very much. God Bless the Battle family

  9. Beverly Williams.

    Sending prayers to the Battle family. God is with each nd everyone of you

  10. Keith and Kim Moore

    My deepest condolences to the family you are in my prayers . Edward will be missed of the few times we got to meet Edward the visits getting to know him was very enjoyable..

  11. Well first of I’m really going to miss Booty that’s what I always called him by his nickname my husband always would say why do you always call him that, and I would always reply that’s what I have always called him. (Can’t teach a old dog new tricks lol) I would like to say to Pam and his children he is no longer suffering. He’s resting now. RIP cousin. Love y’all.

  12. Ed Ed Ed I surly wish you didn’t have to leave, I know you accepted Jesus in your life and I know your going to abetter place. For years in the neighborhood we we’re considered the silliest kids on the block. And that was good by us. Thank you for never having a mean work with me since we’ve been teens.But I am rather ticked off at you for not playing your guitar for us back in the barn…YOU KNOW I LOVE YOUR MUSIC BOOTYBOY! Well you were still the best brother ever! Gonna miss our talks ( cause you were HARD to get off the phone) but it was ALLLLLL GOOOOD! And I WILL STILL CALL ON YOU, SO DON’T GET COMFORTABLE. MOST ARE LEAVING THEIR CONDOLENCES FOR YOUR WONDERFUL LOVING FAMILY, but I wasn’t finished talking to you. Sooooo later for now. I love love ya, and will never forget ya.

  13. Chandra Greever

    Etta, Ella, and all the Battle family:
    Please accept my condolences on the passing of ‘Big Ed’. I only knew him for a short time at Taxation, but I always remembered what a gentle soul he was.

    When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.

  14. So long Bootyboy. RIP. You where always kind to me. It’s like losing a family member. YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY!! FROM THE ENTIRE MEDLEY FAMILY.

  15. Carol Parker Carter

    Big Ed, you are going to be missed by many.
    I always love seeing you smile with your beautiful wife always by your side. Rest In Peace beautiful soul and may God give you all the comfort in knowing that God has him now and his spirit is free. Love you my friend ❤️

  16. Calvin and Vivian Moore

    July 9,2020

    May God comfort your hearts today and bles you with endearing memories that your hearts will always treasure. With Sympathy and Prayers


  17. Denise Hargrow

    Booty, I must say I am still lost for words. I will miss your sweet soul but most of all your goofy laugh…You left a very impressionable impact on earth, I know you will continue in heaven. Please say hello to my mom and dad, all those who’ve greeted you at the gates of heaven.
    To the family, I wish you peace and solitude as you walk through this difficult time.

    God is always with you.

  18. edward J mcclendon

    My sincere condolences go out to the battle family I’m going to miss all of our conversations we had about Prince☔

  19. Mary E. Battle Barrow

    To my family. We send all of you our condolences from California. We pray that God will provide you with srength and comfort during this time. We never had the chance to get to know you as time and distance played a huge part. All of you, keep the good memories of Edward in your heart. Watching the video and pictures of Edward, he was a good son, a big brother, a loving husband and father and a uncle, nephew and cousin you can depend on. We love you family. Just because we are miles away, you all are in our hearts and minds. Rest in peace cousin.

  20. Jay Berry aka Sam Jr

    To the Battle family.My Condolence and prayers go out to you, Edward will be truly missed RIH ,much love. THE BERRY FAMILY

  21. Dexter Collins and Family

    To the Battle family our deepest sympathies and prayers. May God help bring comfort during this time. He was a good guy and a true gentle giant. RIP Big E.

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