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Ralph "Buddy" Anthony Babb Jr.

January 23, 1963September 6, 2020
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Services for Ralph Anthony Babb, Jr. will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Shreveport, LA. Pastor Chad Hardbarger will be officiating. On September 6, 2020 Ralph “Buddy” Anthony Babb, Jr. passed away. Buddy was a strong-willed, and unique person, whom you either loved or hated. There wasn’t much in between with him. He just did things his own way. I loved that about my father. Buddy was a former Marine Corps member and a Journeyman Lineman. He was a member of the Local 194 IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) for 22 years and he truly loved his career. Buddy was in the hospital earlier in the year and learned he was in need of many changes to stay with us longer. Even with the blessing of a second chance, he had to leave us and be at home with the Lord. He was preceded in death by his father Ralph Anthony Babb, Sr and brother in law (husband to Vickie Hollowell) James Edward “Eddie” Hollowell. Survivors include his mother Barbara Armstrong Babb, daughter Barbara Lee Babb, two sisters Vickie Babb Hollowell and Beverly Babb Lee, brother in law (husband to Beverly Lee) Jonathan Wayne Lee, four nieces Courtlyn Victoria Lee, Caragan Elizabeth Lee, Cameron Anne Lee, Caroline Grace Lee, and one great niece Keaghan McKinlee Ratliff. May he rest in peace remaining in our hearts forever. I love you, Daddy.

2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”

  • FAMILY

  • Ralph Anthony Babb, Sr, Father (deceased)
  • James Edward “Eddie” Hollowell, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Barbara Armstrong Babb, Mother
  • Barbara Lee Babb,, Daughter
  • Vickie Babb Hollowell, Sister
  • Beverly Babb Lee (Jonathan Wayne Lee), Sister
  • Courtlyn Victoria Lee, Niece
  • Caragan Elizabeth Lee, Niece
  • Cameron Anne Lee, Niece
  • Caroline Grace Lee, Niece
  • Keaghan McKinlee Ratliff, Great Niece

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  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, September 19, 2020

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Ralph "Buddy" Anthony Babb Jr.

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Matt Vanhoof

September 19, 2020

The first time I ever met Buddy was in Wichita, Ks. working on a big power line project, a long time ago. Found out that Buddy and I were from the same town and graduated from the same high school, but many years apart. We became good friends over the years, keeping in touch chasing the big jobs, and storms all over the country as Tramp Lineman. It was very sadden to hear of Buddy’s passing. Everyone that met Buddy over the years, loved him, Buddy stood his ground, he was a hard worker, and had lots of laughter. Buddy Babb will be Truly missed, Love you Brother, Rest in Peace.

Lisa Snyder

September 18, 2020

I’m not good with words . Buddy and I dated about 7 years, many many years ago . There was never a dull moment with him . Whether good or bad. Barbara Lee “his daughter “ described him well. When she said he was strong willed. He went to my home town in Southern Illinois with me a few times. He always use to say every one wore overalls and smoked pipes . He was not 100% correct. My home town is 700 people and it’s farm country and corn 🌽 fields. He always stayed in touch with my all all these years till she passed in 2017. Buddy I will miss you. Rest In Peace . Love Lisa

Stefani Jenkins

September 18, 2020

I am so sorry for your lose, I know he loved his family deeply. Praying for each of you for The Lord to wrap His loving arms around you for strength during this difficult time and may He give each of you peace. In deepest sympathy, Stefani Jenkins

Tim Tabor

September 17, 2020

I remember when we were kids , you talked my brother and me into throwing firecrackers into the fireplace during the winter with the fire burning at my parents house ... Man was that a mistake ... We got in some serious trouble for that ! It's going to be different not seeing you next door , mowing and keeping your Mom's yard landscaped. You always did a good job , You would always call me over and offer me a cold one and we would shoot the bull . I know you had big plans for your house you were having renovated and your old Ford truck . Rest In Peace Buddy.

Melissa Elder-Rehil

September 16, 2020

My mom Lisa dated Buddy for a while many moons ago. Ralph Anthony Babb Jr. I’ll never forget that name. Prayers for comfort for his family. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Robert Wayne BABB JR

September 12, 2020

When we were kids Buddy was my favorite person, my best friend. I looked up to him because he was fearless. If he had any fears I never saw them. Some of my favorite memories are of the trouble he and I got into. We played with matches behind his house; snuck out, took the neighbors bicycles and peddled across Shreveport in the middle of the night; found some hachets in Memaws garagee and chopped up her poarch swing . He wasn't affraid of anything and because he wasn't afraid neither was I. To much fear of what people will think or say in the world now. I will miss him.

Janie Procell

September 10, 2020

Just wanted to say I’m praying for you at this difficult time. When I lost my dad I was devastated. It was the worst time of my life. So.. I pray that God will be with you and ease your suffering. I love you all.

Psams34:18-The Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit

Betsy Woodlan

September 9, 2020

When I heard you passed away I was shocked and it took a bit to sink in. One thing about you was, that you knew your metals and you bragged about Barbara Lee knowing the differences too at a young age. Boy, you were a scrapper. Drove me nuts at times. Your family was important to you and you showed your love through the things you did for them. You tried to make up for shortcomings. Any time I said something about your slowing down, you would comment how you were like the Energizer bunny (you go on and on)🙄. It was an annoying comment every time. 😆 You always went behind me tightening screws, fixing door knobs that I missed something on or have mercy I mow when you were in town. You always preferred your straight lines versus my sections and circles around the magnolia tree. You just wouldn’t accept my way of mowing. Lol😆 You will forever be part of my life and in my heart Buddy. 💕

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