This nice tribute site was made for Paul Batts on M43 West of Bangor. Michigan. It is on the south side of the road. I read somewhere that Paul liked to ride motorcycles and perhaps this was a motorcycle accident. If you are the owner of this tribute site please claim it and update the information so that Paul can be remembered in the fullness of his life.
Photo by Jim Hill, 2019.
I have a passion for eliminating roadway accidents after having seen so much pain and suffering caused by them around the world. My background is in mechanical engineering where I began my career with Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan working in Body Engineering. I remember the first test crash I watched and how sick my stomach felt when the car crashed into the concrete wall. This memory is forever "cemented" into my mind. As an aircraft pilot I was always focused upon safety procedures, and this way of thinking has made its way into my research into automotive safety. In a desire to end traffic accidents I created this Roadside Tribute site and manage a sister site RoadsideMemorialTributes.com web sites. I also created and manage the Christians for Christ Ministries https://www.christiansforchrist.com web site and a sister site to Roadside Tribute for drowning victims called Lakeside Tribute https://lakesidetribute.com/. My daytime job is to manage and implement the digital marketing programs for User Friendly Consulting, Inc.
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Paul Batts was a Christian who died in 2002 driving a semi on M43 near Bangor Michigan.
Married to Lori and owned a Harley.
Thanks so much for giving more information about Paul Batts. When I post these I often have a hard time finding out information about these people being memorialized especially when the accident happened in the distant past. Thanks for taking the time to post this. I am from Decatur, Michigan and worked with my father and grandfather and their fruit farms in this area for all of my earlier years. I like Paul am a follower of the Lord Jesus and endeavor to help make people like him to have a legacy that lives on far beyond the loss of their earthly lives. Thanks again for posting. Jim Hill, Roadside Tribute.com
After the accident in 2002 there was a memorial service on M43 at the accident site.
Several motorcycles met in Kalamazoo and we rode out M43 and parked at the house near the accident site (we had permission).
Lori spoke giving summary of Paul’s life, coming to God, did an excellent job, memorable.
Paul was only 42 then.
I am amazed at the brevity of life, when you are gone just a few people remember that you lived.
I cling to God.
Thank you very much for remembering Paul. Paul was my big brother and thought he accepted his salvation when he was older, he was very strong for god. Especially loved working with his church youth group and, riding his Harley. He also loved Lori, taking care of his garden and fixing his bike! Even 20 years late I still miss him a lot. It is good to know he is still loved.