OBITUARY

Milton E. Babcock

September 24, 1917December 13, 2012

  Milton E. “Shorty” Babcock, 95, of Havana, formerly of Goofy Ridge, died at 3:30 a.m., Thursday, December 13, 2012 at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.

  He was born September 24, 1917 in Wyoming, IL to Merwin and Beulah Babcock.  He first married Jean Vollmer.  He later married Edith Babcock June of 1975 in Peoria.  She died in Havana in 2011.

  He was also preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers Russell and Murray and one sister Martha Marvel and one grandson Richard.

  Surviving are four sons, David Babcock of Peoria, James Babcock of East Peoria, Ronald (Eve) Babcock of Lakeside, CA, Steven (Mary) Babcock of Washburn, IL; one daughter, Sandra Scoby of Peoria; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

  Milton was a WWII Navy veteran.  He was a life member of Havana VFW Post# and a former member of Limestone American Legion Post #979.

  All his life he worked as a truck driver.  He was a member of Local #627 in Peoria.  He worked for George Hoffman & Sons, Peoria Blacktop and Cullinans.

  Milton enjoyed hunting and fishing. 

  Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, December 17, 2012 at Swan Lake Memory Gardens.  Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

  Online tributes and condolences may be made at www.davison-fulton\bartonvillechapel.com.

Services

  • Graveside Service Monday, December 17, 2012
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December 18, 2012

I can remember Grandpa Shorty from the early 80's when i started dating his Grandaughter Becky.(whom i married). goin down to Goofy Ridge for Christmas, and having a breakfast burrito. alittle bit of some homemade wine. I guess it was then that i decided to find out how he makes wine? i have been making wine every since then. i learned alot over the years goin to Goofy Ridge, i am very proud to have been able to meet Shorty and be apart of his family. i will truly miss him ! Tim Jacobs.

December 17, 2012

I remember Shorty from the Babcock reunions held in Glenn Oak Park.
Roger Talbert, Son of Floyd Talbert.

CHUCK & JOYCE ADKINS

December 16, 2012

I REMEMBER "SHORTY" FROM THE MANY TIMES WE HUNTED GEESE WITH MY BROTHER-IN-LAW PAUL GUILLIAMS. "SHORTY" WAS ALSO A GOOD FRIEND AND NEIGHBOR TO MY MOTHER AND FATHER-IN-LAW WHILE THEY WERE ALIVE. MY WIFE AND I WISH TO OFFER OUR CONDOLENCES TO SHORTY'S CHILDREN AND FAMILY THAT REMAIN.

John Beckett

December 16, 2012

Shorty was our neighbor for the lasat 22 years. He was a good friend and neighbor and will truely be missed. Shorty would always call me into his yard as I was coming home from the mail box and along with Teddy, we would enjoy a glass of his home made wine in the summer. "Sit long, talk much" was what Shorty would always say. Good bye Shorty, GODs speed.

paul and janice hackman

December 15, 2012

shorty was a very good friend he alays had a smile on his face he will never be forgotten prayers to the family god bless you all