Whispering Pines, NC
William C. Bateman, 85, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 5, 2012. He was predeceased by his wife, Gloria Bateman; father, Lawrence M. Bateman; mother, Grace D. Bateman; and sisters; Martha Beebe, Anne Buhler, and Janet Bateman.
Bill is survived by his sons; William C. Bateman (Joanna) from Essex, NY, Lawrence C. Bateman of Whispering Pines, NC and David W. Bateman (Lisa) of Shawnee, KS, one daughter; Sharon L. Taylor of Rome, IN, ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren, one brother; Charles Bateman, two sisters; Margaret Cook and Helen Rice and his many friends he made through the years.
Bill was born December 13, 1926 in Mexico, NY. He served in the US Navy as an electrician's mate on the USS Minnesota in the Pacific Fleet during World War II. He graduated from Clarkson College of Technology with a degree in engineering. Bill was a professional electrical engineer and former partner of BEC Electric Company, Inc. from 1958 to 1980. He was active in the Syracuse community as a member of the Optimist Club.
Bill and Gloria moved to Hilton Head Island, SC in 1980 where he worked as a consulting electrical engineer. He was also a Board Member of the Palmetto Electric Cooperative and an active member of the Rotary Club. In 1993 they retired to Whispering Pines, NC. Bill was a member of the Whispering Pines Town Council.
Powell Funeral Home & Crematory in Southern Pines is assisting the Bateman family.

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  1. To the Bateman Family. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your loved ones. We met your mom and dad through Palmetto Electric Co operative. Both Bill and Willock served on the board of directors together.
    Bill was an outstanding individual and

  2. To the Bateman family:
    I knew Bill when I worked for my father in the construction business in Syracuse. My dad did a lot of projects with BEC Electric, and I had numerous contacts with Bill. I always found him to be kind, giving, and professional,

  3. So sorry for your loss. I pray Bill and Gloria are happily and forever together now. Love to all your family. Amy McCauley

  4. Dear Bateman family,
    So sorry to hear about ths passing of your father. He was a kind and gentle man especially for having to put up with all of those sons! 🙂 I have fond memories of your family from our Group III days and we will keep you all in o

  5. We would like to extend our condolences to Bill’s family. We worked with Bill on many engineering projects together during the 80’s and early 90’s We also played golf together on Hilton Head.He was a consulting engineer for our firm BES INC.He was a good

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