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Jimmey Lee "Jim" Babb

November 4, 1929 ~ October 14, 2017 (age 87)
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Jimmey Lee “Jim” Babb, age 87, of Marion, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017 in his home.

Jim was born on November 4, 1929 in Greenville, Kentucky, the son of the late Herbert James and Gladys Mae (Hundley) Babb.  He was a sergeant in the U. S. Army serving during the Korean War.  

He married Judith Ann “Judy” Shanks on May 22, 1960, and she survives.  Jim worked as a machine attendant at RCA for 43 years until his retirement.

He loved to travel, going camping, drawing cars, listening to music especially Elvis and enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren.  Jim attended the Hillside Wesleyan Church in Marion.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Babb of Marion; two daughters, Jamie (Doug) Purkey of Lancaster, S. Carolina and Tina R. (Tony) Byrd of Green Cove Springs, Florida; two brothers, Earl Babb and Chester Babb, both of Marion; and grandchildren, Brian Shrout of Marion, James Shrout of Golden, Colorado, Johnathan Shrout of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Maya Byrd of Green Cove Springs, Florida, and Bo Byrd of Green Cove Springs, Florida.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Larry Babb and a sister, Mary Marshall.

Friends and family may call from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Raven-Choate Funeral Home, 1202 Kem Road, Marion.  Funeral Services will follow at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Henry Favorite officiating.  A committal service will be held at Grant Memorial Park Cemetery, 1606 West 26th Street, Marion IN, on Tuesday October 31, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Family Life Care Hospice, 705 S. Baldwin Avenue, Marion, Indiana 46953.

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Charitable donations may be made to:

Family Life Care Hospice
705 S. Baldwin Avenue, Marion IN 46953

 Service Information

October 20, 2017

12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Raven-Choate Funeral Home
1202 Kem Road
Marion, IN 46952

Funeral Service
October 20, 2017

2:30 PM
Raven-Choate Funeral Home
1202 Kem Road
Marion, IN 46952

October 31, 2017

2:30 PM
The Chapel at Grant Memorial Park Cemetery
1606 W. 26th Street
Marion, IN 46953

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