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Obituary for William Etchell Babb Sr.
William Etchell Babb Sr. 74 of 24494 E. North Shore Dr. Canton passed away on Tuesday November 4, 2008 at Graham Hospital. Born in Danvers, IL on December 17, 1933 to William and Charlotte Morrison Babb. He married Rita M. Bale in Elko, NV, she survives along with his children; William Babb of Canton, Brian (LeNee) Babb of California, Debbie (Jim) George of Florida, Shannon (Bill) Simmonds of California, Linda (Doug) Grimes of Tennessee, Kathy (Bruce) Gillis of California, Charlotte Ingle of Las Vegas, NV, Virginia (Brian) Cockeran of Illinois, Billie Jo (Jim) Ford of Fiatt, Eva (Byron) Tindell of Illinois, brother Richard Dalton of Illinois and his 23 grand and 26 great grandchildren. His parents, brother Charles Babb and son Clinton Charles Babb preceded him in death. William served as a Airman 1st class in the Air Force during the Korean War and was a Truck Driver for 40 years and taught CDL Trucking at Spoon River College for 7 years, retiring in 2002. Cremation has been accorded and a Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday November 15, from 2 to 5 p.m. at his home 24494 E. North Shore Dr. in Canton. The Cremation Society of Mid-Illinois Co. Pekin/Peoria is assisting the family with arrangements.