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Solomon M. Battle

November 29, 1935 ~ October 2, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Solomon Battle Obituary

Battle ~ Solomon Morris Battle, Jr. was born to proud parents, the late Mr. Solomon Morris Battle, Sr. and the late Mrs. Lucy Bell Battle November 29, 1935, in Albany, Georgia.

Later Solomon relocated to Jacksonville, Florida where he became an exceptional business owner for thirty plus years in the 18-wheeler tractor trailer transportation industry.

Solomon was a well-respected man in his community, known to some as “Serg”, “Sol” or “Buddy Roe”. He was a man of integrity - no vehicle could drive past Solomon’s home without him waving his hand as a gesture to say Hello!  Soloman was a man that could hold a conversation with anyone, a great storyteller, just ask his children about the “Santa Clause Story”, amongst countless of other stories that was sure to leave a smile on your face.   He enjoyed fishing and had a passion for hunting. Solomon was a member of several clubs such as the motorcycle club, fishing club and hunting club. 

He leaves to mourn his passing, a loving wife, Valerie Battle; sons, Tommy Gilbert, Curtis Rogers (Vonkesha), Solomon Battle, Richad Battle, Izell Byrd; daughters, Anita (Chubby), LaShonte’ “Pretty mama” Porter, Fannisha Byrd, Armina Byrd; seventeen grandchildren; two great grandchildren; loving mother-in-law, Viola Douglas; sisters, Elaine Campbell, Mae Burt, Mary Best, Dollie Miller; dedicated cousin, Ronald (Lynette); dedicated friend, Mr. Bob Taylor & Robert McMillian; a generous amount of extended family members and friends.

Mr. Solomon Battle, Jr. gained his wings on October 2, 2023.  He will join both of his parents, brothers, Willie Jr & Paul along with his sisters, Jeanette Battle & Minnie Cutter.  Solomon Battle will truly be missed.

Celebration of Life service for Solomon Morris Battle, Jr. will be 11:00AM Friday, October 13, 2023, at The Soutel Chapel.  Visitation Thursday from 5 – 7:00 PM at The Soutel Chapel.  Because of the love of his family, arrangements entrusted to J. E. Fralin & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services, 5065 Soutel Drive, 904-924-9400


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October 12, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Soutel Chapel
5065 Soutel Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32208

Funeral Service
October 13, 2023

11:00 AM
Soutel Chapel
5065 Soutel Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32208


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