He could be found playing back-seat quarterback for OU.

Calvin Battle, 62, was a quiet man, but not when it came to sports, said his daughter, Janet Battle. “He liked the pro teams and he was a die-hard OU fan,” she said. On April 19, Battle and his wife, Peola, went to the Social Security office in the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building to apply for disability assistance because he had recently suffered a stroke. Peola Battle also died in the explosion. Calvin Battle had worked as a machinist for Corken International, his daughter said. She said her father did not judge people, but was very accepting of everyone he met. “And he loved the Lord,” she said. Battle attended the Church of the Living God Temple 234. He and his wife had been married 39 years. He had four daughters and a son.

Field of Empty Chairs

Calvin Battle
Calvin Battle
Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building
1st Floor
Social Security Administration

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