Bruce Babbs

Bruce Allen Babbs

February 6, 1953 - January 20, 2018 


Bruce Allen Babbs, 64, of West Salem, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 at the James Cancer Center in Columbus after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Bruce was born Feb. 6, 1953 in Lodi to the late Howard “Curly” and Ellen (Cowhick) Babbs and attended Norwestern High School.  He married Donna Mowery on July 2, 1977 and she survives.  He retired from Kokosing Materials Inc. in 2015 after 30 years of service and was a member of Union Local 18 and the NRA.  Bruce enjoyed 4-wheeling, hunting, camping and building muzzle loaders which he made his own bullets.  He loved spending time with his grandchildren and will be greatly missed.
Surviving are his wife, Donna; daughters, LauraJ (Guy) Lucas of West Salem, Shelly Babbs and Scott Yarnell of Canaan and Christina Babbs and Terry Miller of Galion; grandchildren, Seara Wellman, Mike Wellman, Brant Lemley, Allison Babbs, Emily Babbs, Alex Babbs and Stanley Babbs; great-grandchildren, Michael Wellman, and Landon and Karson Henderson; a sister, Betty Babbs and a brother, Howard “Ozzy” Babbs both of West Salem and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his son, Matthew in 2015, a sister, Peggy Babbs and his parents.
Services will be Saturday, Jan. 27 at 3:00 p.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston where friends may call from 1:00 until time of services at 3:00 p.m. Tributes may be shared at  Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hollow, PO Box 141423, Columbus, OH 43214.  or, you can donate through The Columbus Foundation.


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Name: Mark Sigrist
Condolences on the loss. Although it has been many years, I always enjoyed talking with Bruce.
Name: Eric Maynard
So sorry for your loss. I worked with Bruce (Pops), he was always good for a laugh and always willing to do anything to help out. He will be missed!







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