McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

Death Notices

March 22, 2013

Bobby Gene Babb

McALESTER — Bobby Gene Babb, 80, of McAlester, died Monday, March 18, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa.

Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Chaney-Harkins Funeral Home.  

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Chaney’s Memorial Chapel with Pastor Larry Jones officiating. Burial will be at Holdenville Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Chaney-Harkins Funeral Home of McAlester.

Born Nov. 20, 1932, in Holdenville, he was the son of Eugene Garfield Babb and Neoma Ruth (Venable) Babb.

He joined the United States Army on Jan. 27, 1953, and served in the Korean War.

After being honorably discharged, he married Bonnie Garner on Oct. 17, 1956, in Ada, and they had three children.

He later married Vern Oriece Shed on Jan. 3, 1969, and they had a son and he also had a stepdaughter.  

He owned the Skelly Service Station at the corner of Strong Boulevard and Carl Albert Parkway and worked as a service manager for several years in the automotive dealerships: Buick and Pontiac in McAlester, Toyota in Lawton, and Perry Ford in Holdenville.

He later worked at B&K Marine as a boat technician until his retirement. Although he retired, his customers continued to ask for his help on their boats, and so he decided to start his own business at his home.

He enjoyed family visits and spending time together, racoon hunting, fishing and tinkering with things. He also enjoyed fixing and putting things back together.  

Survivors include his wife, Oriece Babb, of the home; sons, Robert Babb and wife, Donna, of Holdenville, and Britt Babb and wife, Erica, of Pryor; daughter, Debbie Babb, Fort Worth, Texas; stepdaughter, Bettina Mangrum and husband, Darrell, The Colony, Texas.

Also, brothers, Jack Babb and wife, Sue, of Holdenville, Wayne Babb and Sherrie, of Holdenville, and John Babb and wife, Pam, of Holdenville; sisters, Marie Grimes, of Holdenville, Fern Shockley, of Holdenville, and Jane Meyer, of Oklahoma City.

And, grandchildren, Jesse Babb, of Holdenville, Misty Vanston and husband, Joe, of Comanche, Brandy Babb, of Duncan, Hayden Babb and Hadley Babb, of Pryor, Tammy Smolinski and husband, Joe, Fort Worth, Texas, Courtney Hammers, of McAlester, and Troy Hammers, Dallas, and eight great-grandchildren.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Chris Babb; grandsons, Jeremy Fincher and Derrick Hammers, and brothers, Billy, Ray and Homer Babb.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Death Notices
  • 7 20 MARY CALLAHAN.jpg Mary A. Callahan

    Mary A. Callahan, 87, of McAlester, died July 18, 2014, at McAlester Regional Health Center.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7 20 ROBERTA EDWARDS.jpg Roberta Ann Edwards

    Roberta Ann Edwards, 83, of McAlester, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at her home.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Marvina Merle Martin

    Marvina Merle Martin, 57, of Wilburton, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa.

    July 19, 2014

  • Jackie Neal Medlock

    Jackie Neal Medlock, 72, of Muskogee, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

    July 19, 2014

  • 7 20 JM MILLER.jpg J.M. "Jim" Miller Jr.

    J.M. Miller, Jr. - Jim, 86 of McAlester, Ok, passed away July 17, 2014, in his home.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Geneva Harrison

    Geneva Harrison, 57, of McAlester, died Monday, June 30, 2014, in McAlester.

    July 2, 2014

  • Robert Archie Russell

    Robert Archie Russell, 70, died Saturday, June 28, 2014, at the VA Center in Talihina.

    July 2, 2014

  • Sequoyah Ann “SkyAnn” Whiteshield

    Sequoyah Ann “SkyAnn” Whiteshield, 52, of McAlester, died Friday, June 27, 2014, at her home.

    July 2, 2014

  • Dolores “Cricket” Marie Whitfield

    Dolores “Cricket” Marie Whitfield, 62, of Indianola, died Sunday, June 29, 2014, in Walsenburg, Colo.

    July 2, 2014

  • Geneva Harrison

    Geneva Harrison, 57, of McAlester, died Monday, June 30, 2014, in McAlester.
    Funeral arrangements are pending with Chaney-Harkins Funeral Home of McAlester.

    July 1, 2014

AP Video
US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating
NDN Video
Weird 'Wakudoki' Dance Launches Promotional Competition Chris Pratt Adorably Surprises Kids at a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Screening Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Golden Sisters on '50 Shades' trailer: 'Look At That Chest!' Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.