Benjamin Franklin Battle

  • Born: April 9, 1964
  • Died: December 23, 2017
  • Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland

Snowden Funeral Home PA

246 N. Washington St.
Rockville, MD 20850

Tel. (301) 762-2500

Tribute & Message From The Family

Benjamin Franklin Battle of Gaithersburg, MD went to be with his Lord on Saturday morning December 23, 2017 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, MD. He was born in Kinston, North Carolina to his late loving parents Esther (Pipkins) Battle and Walter Battle Sr.

Benjamin was a United States Army Veteran and a former Montgomery County, Maryland firefighter.

Benjamin's greatest joy was his sons Travis Battle and Frankie Battle. He was a devoted proud father and recipient of his sons unwavering love.

He was predeceased by his brothers Robert Pipkins, Booker Pipkins and Walter Battle Jr.

He leaves to cherish his memories his ex-wife S.L. Battle, his lifelong friend John Cotton and his loyal friends Claude Smith and Drema Smith among his relatives and many friends.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Hello I wish to give my Condolences to the Battle family. My name is Kenneth Wilson and I served with Franklin in the 702nd Medical Company. I was very sorry to hear of his passing. For I just recently heard about it. From other members who also served with him. I like to wish his daughter will. As well as her mother who I served with also. May God Bless All Of You. And my Prayers are with you .

Posted by Kenneth Wilson - Tomah, WI - military   June 20, 2020

Rest in Peace . No more pain and sorrows. Miss our debates and conversations . You were a nice intelligent person and it was a pleasure knowing you .

Posted by D Wright - Germantown, MD - acquaintance   November 07, 2018

RIP Battle!! You were a cool and fun dude !!

Posted by Tim Jordan - Upper Marlboro, MD - friend   July 08, 2018

So sorry to find out that you have left this world for Paradise. I only had a few opportunities to work along side you and your help and hard work was always appreciated.

Posted by Catalina Smith - Silver Spring, MD - coworker   February 15, 2018


I can truly say that I will always love you Battle. I know for sure you are at peace and forever in God's hands.

Posted by Sharon Battle - Germantown, MD - Family   January 10, 2018

I will always think of you and miss you

Posted by Mary Contee - Friend   January 09, 2018

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Posted by Roosevelt Butler - Fort Washington, MD - Coworker   January 09, 2018

I have known "Battle" from the time he was in Recruit school at the fire academy. Since that time we have remained the best of friends. I will miss you my friend. My heart is saddened today but I will always remember your ability to find humor in even the worst of times. Rest peacefully Battle.

Posted by Jo Ellen Gray - Bowie, MD - friend   January 09, 2018

Ben Battle's smile would always light up a room. I had the pleasure of working with him, and he was a dedicated, caring and hard working individual. My condolences to the family, and I pray for your strength and comfort.
Brenda Kelly
Washington, DC

Posted by Brenda Kelly - Washington, DC - coworker   January 08, 2018


Posted by TERRI BENNETT - Friend   January 08, 2018

Sharon and Family - We are sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences over the loss of Mr. Battle. Sincerely Tom and Suzanne Gallup

Posted by Tom & Suzanne Gallup - OLNEY, MD   January 07, 2018

My condolences to the Battle family. May God give you Peace during this time. Frank I will remember the good times and laughter that we shared as we was growing up. You will surely be missed. Rest in Peace.

Posted by Jackie Wade Payne - Kinston, NC - Family Friend   January 05, 2018

I am very sorry to hear of your loss Travis, Frankie, and Sharon. It's difficult to lose your dad at a young age, and for you, Sharon, the father of your sons. May God be with you as you go through this tough time. His Spirit will sustain you.

Posted by Judy Pangborn - Columbia, MD - Friend   January 04, 2018

You will forever be remembered as a close friend and confidant. Your laughter and fun loving personality will never be forgotten. I miss you already. Rest in peace Bro!!!

Posted by John Cotton - Pomona, CA - friend   January 02, 2018

Wishing your family and friends God's peace remembering the good times. Thanks for teaching us your jodies - with Battle flair - in Recruit School so many years ago, making the many miles and hard times fade away.

Posted by Jennifer Probst - Weston, VT - coworker   January 02, 2018


Rest In Peace Dad!

Posted by Travis Battle - Germantown, MD - Son   December 30, 2017


It was so very wonderful talking with you on Thursday night December 21, 2017. I love you Battle, but God loved you more.

Your mother-in-law
Mrs. G. Brown

Posted by G Brown - Germantown, MD - Family   December 30, 2017

RIP BATTLE! Thanks for being a friend and a big brother! Thanks for all the advice & long talks, whether we agreed or agreed to disagree. We shared a lot of good times. He'll definitely be missed!

Posted by Jerry Bass    December 29, 2017

RIP Brother

Posted by Kevin Benns - Gwynn Oak, MD - Coworker   December 28, 2017

You will always be missed. love you B R. I.P.

Posted by Errion Smith - Germantown, MD - Family Friend   December 28, 2017

You will always be missed. love you B R. I.P

Posted by Errion Smith - Germantown, MD   December 28, 2017

I lost a friend and a uncle! R.I.P Battle

Posted by Errion Smith - Germantown, MD - family   December 28, 2017


It's hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember.
Rest in Peace Brother

Posted by C Graham - Fredericksburg, VA - Friend   December 28, 2017

RIP Battle ...

Posted by Drema Dunn Smith - Gaithersburg, MD - friend   December 28, 2017


Posted by Claude Smith - Gaithersburg, MD - friend   December 28, 2017


i truly hope you can find peace, and may the true god bless you.

Posted by STANLEY DURBIN - POOLESVILLE, MD - Coworker   December 28, 2017

Rest in peace Battle. You will forever have a place in my heart.

Posted by Carmen Kemp - Silver Spring, MD - Friend   December 27, 2017