Gene was a master carpenter and jack of all trades. He started his work career as an iron worker who then became a fireman, a police officer. He loved hunting, fishing, bowling, cars, and all of his animals. He is preceded in death by his father, Luther C. Batson; a son, Timothy Batson, Sr.; a sister, Jeannie Batson and a brother, Curtis Batson.
Gene is survived by his wife, Kimberly Batson of Petal; two sons, Gene (Melissa) Batson, Jr. of Kansas City, MO, Cory Batson of Kansas City, KS,; two daughters, Angela (Marty) Metoyer of Smithville, MO, Crystal (Matt) Romero of Kansas City, KS; mother Ida Batson of Petal; three sisters, Vera (Dwayne) Blair of Richton, Louise (David) Shows of Richton, Genia McSwain of Petal; eight grandchildren, Brandon Lawrence, Amanda Coyle, Matthew Romero, Madilyn Romero, Ava Romero, Alicia Garrett, Timothy Batson, Jr., Jaxson Dade; and two great-grandchildren, Mikaylyn Smith and Brayden Wilson.