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William R. Battles was born in Oakland, CA. To Chief Gordon L. Battles USS Navy & Mrs. Martha Battles August 3, 1946 at the Oaknoll Naval Hospital in East Oakland, California.

William was the 3rd child born to the Battles Family that lived on the Naval Base in Alameda.

Mrs. Martha Battles and her 3 children were Members of The Market St. SDA Church, pastored by Elder W. R. Nelson.

William attended Golden Gate Academy, Havens Court Jr. High and he graduated from Fremont High in 1964.

In 1970, Will graduated from Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama with a BS Degree in Business Education.

In 1965, Will, along with 3 other Oaklanders that included Post Publisher Paul Cobb, Milton Hare and Fernando Canales, marched for voting rights with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

After a long Illness, Will passed away on May 2, 2023 at the Villa Rancho Barnardo Rehabilitation Hospital in San Diego, California.

The post Will Battles 76 first appeared on Post News Group. This article originally appeared in Post News Group.

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