Cecil Cleason Babb, 85, Johnson City, went home to be with his Lord Thursday, August 4, 2011, in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Alfred and Rheta Medlin Babb. He was a retired Construction Worker. Mr. Babb served in the United States Army during World War II, where he served in the Battle of the Bulge.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-mother; Bessie Babb; and nine brothers.
He was an active member of Happy Valley Church of Jesus Christ, where he had served as a Deacon for several years.
Survivors include his wife of sixty two years, Nola Troxell Babb; Two Daughters & Sons-In-Law: Judy & Skip Walker, Johnson City, and Rita & Johnny Greene, Murfreesboro, Tn.; A Son & Daughter-in-law: Jimmy and Linda Babb, Johnson City; Five Grandchildren: Myra Bilbrey, Ginger Panter and husband, Drew, Scottie Babb & Wife, Alyshia, Jeramy Walker, Michael Walker; Seven Great Grandchildren; Four Sisters: Lena Phipps, Gladys Weaver, Verna Gay Fulwiler and Wanda Presnell.
A Service to Celebrate the life of Cecil Babb will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Happy Valley Church of Jesus Christ with Pastor Donny Reagan officiating. Music will be provided by: Larry Elliott, Harry Reagan, Annie Garvin and Joel Younce.
Graveside Service and Interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active Pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Monday, will be: J.D. Whitson, Dallas Ornduff, Scottie Babb, Randy Babb, Daniel Nunley, David Nunley, Michael Bailey and Jack Younce. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Calvin Ward, Gene Terrell, Lenville Dugger, Junior Carter, Larry Miller and Bud Davis.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the Happy Valley Church of Jesus Christ. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Monday.
Condolences may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.