Willie worked as a City Planner in both Wichita, Kansas and in Oklahoma City before joining the Office of the Governor in 1978.
As a Field Representative, Willie was responsible for supervising the Oklahoma City Senator’s Office, lobbying state officials to support federal initiatives, and developing fundraising activities for political purposes.
After Boren retired from the Senate to become the President of Oklahoma University, Willie became the Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs, a position he held until he retired.
Willie had many life achievements, including being the first African-American in Oklahoma to be named Manager of a Presidential Candidate.
He is survived by his children: Tracey Michelle Batson (Phillip) of Allen, Texas and Willie Lochinvar Batson, III aka Flip (Ericka) of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Phillip Jason Batson (Carissa) of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; grandchildren: Kyle Anthony Geer, Cameron Malik Batson, Kaitlyn Suzette Batson, Caira Michelle Batson, Carmen McKenzie Batson, Jaden Taylor Steel-Hardman, Kaseton Harper Farris, Ava Carol Batson, Phillip Adrian Batson; brothers: Alonzo Lochinvar Batson, Jr. (Judy), and Sigmund Ray Batson; nieces, Aleizha Luwann Batson and Brittany DeVonne Batson; nephew, Alonzo Lochinvar Batson, III, aka Trey.