Birth date: January 9, 1939
Death date: June 24, 2012
In Memory of a husband, father, grandfather and patriot. SFC David F. Batungbacal lost his battle to cancer on Sunday, June 24, 2012. SFC Bat died peacefully with his wife of 43 years at his side. A procession to the cemetery will leave Whinery-Huddleston Funeral Home at 10:30 sharp.
SFC 'Bat' was born January 9, 1939, in Honolulu, Hawaii to Diwa and Carmen Batungbacal. He grew up in Kalihi, HI and attending high school at Farrington. He met his wife Flo Martin at Fort Riley, KS. SFC Bat retired from the Army at Fort Sill. Of the numerous awards and citations he earned in service to the country he loved, the most important to him was the Purple Heart he received due to wounds suffered in Viet Nam. Bat and Flo traveled to many places during his military career, and chose Lawton, OK as the home to raise their family after retiring.
He is survived by his wife, Flo; 3 children, daughter, Christy Joy and Husband, Army SGT Johnny Shelton of Lawton, OK; his son, Kawika (David) and wife Christy May of Lawton, OK; and his daughter Jamie Marie and husband, Army SGT Tom Reiser of Fort Riley, KS; his grandchildren include, David Alexander and Samuel Lee Perez of Albuquerque, NM, Daniel Christopher of Virginia Beach, VA, Eliseo Dymnicki and Joshua Demitri Batungbacal of Lawton; brothers, Robert Batungbacal of Maui, HI, Eddie Batungbacal and wife of Guam, Reggie Batungbacal and wife Shirley of Hawaii; sister, Nancy Bogar of Hawaii; sister in law, Irene Batungbacal of Hawaii and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Before Batís passing he said this is to be aloha attire, meaning please be comfortable in the Oklahoma heat. Another Hero has been called home and is among Angels watching over us all. Rest in peace! A celebration of Batís life will be Friday at the family home-Mahalo. Batís online guestbook may be signed and condolences sent by visiting: www.whineryhuddleston.com.
11:00 am on Friday, June 29, 2012 at Fort Sill National Cemetery Jake Dunn Road Elgin OK (map/driving directions)
Fort Sill National Cemetery Jake Dunn Road Elgin OK (map/driving directions)