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Obituary for Dayton Babb, Jr.

Dayton E. Babb Jr., 65, of Johnson City, passed away, Sunday, April 17, 2011 at the Johnson City Medical Center, surrounded by his family. He was a Tennessee native, and the son of the late Dayton E Babb, Sr. and Thelma Brummitt Babb. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Rosa Babb, brother, Ricky Kevin Babb, and grandson Anthony Hale. Eddie loved fishing, auto racing, and competed several years in dirt track racing. He served in U.S. Marine Corp. He was of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include, sons: Ricky D. Babb and wife Pam, Kenneth Babb and wife Eloise, Edward Baker and wife Sheila, Edward Walker and wife Jenna; daughters: Gladys Baker, Mary Baker, Violet Baker, Tammy Wilson and Clara Babb; brothers, Daniel Babb, Rocky Babb and wife Amy; sisters, Marjorie Zehring Ford, Linda Babb, Margaret White; thirteen grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren. The family will receive friends on April 21, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM and services will follow at 7:00 PM in the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Phil Reed and Rev Roy Reed with music provided by Betty Baker and the Joyful Sounds. A committal service will be conducted at Washington County Memory Gardens on April 22, 2011 at 11:00am. Minister, family and friends are requested to meet at the funeral home by 10:15 AM Friday to go in procession. Active pallbearers will be Casey Baker, Will Bellamy, Steven Helman, Dusty Miller, Jacob Zehring and Joshua Zehring. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Rolling Thunder Chapter # 4. The Boone Dam Post #4933 and the Tennessee National Guard will accord military rights. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Dayton E. Babb Jr.


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