Robert L. Babcock, 65, of Defiance, passed away on September 8, 2012, at the CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center.
He was born on March 8, 1947, to Robert Carter and Louella Babcock in Toledo, Ohio. On August 14, 1987, he married Marie Relyea. Robert and Marie lived in Defiance.
Robert is survived by his loving spouse of 25 years, Marie; son, Robert Lee Babcock Jr. of Defiance; daughter, Lorie Ann (Robert) Hawkins of Culloden, W.Va.; son, Steven Ray Babcock of Culloden, W.Va.; grandchildren, Alisha, Amanda and Steven Jr. When Butch was not doting on his grandkids, he was often found enjoying NASCAR, building model cars or fishing.
He was preceded in death by father, Robert Carter; mother, Louella Babcock; first wife; Evelyn Marlene Anderson Babcock; and several aunts and uncles.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at Junction Bible Christian Church from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., when the funeral services will begin with Rev. C. Joseph Fifer officiating. Interment will follow at Junction Cemetery. Handling arrangements is Hanenkrath-Clevenger-Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance. Condolences may be left at www.HCSfuneralhome.com.