The Obit For James Babcock

James H. Babcock

Published in The News & Observer on February 28, 2010

James Harold Babcock, 84, of Apex died peacefully at home on Friday, February 26, 2010.

Mr. Babcock was born in Kenmore, NY to Harold Babcock and Rachel Sharpe Babcock on May 8, 1925. Mr. Babcock served his country as a Sergeant in the US Army during WWII from 1943 until 1945. He was a professional baseball player for the farm system of the Brooklyn Dodgers for 8 years.

Mr. Babcock is survived by his children, Susan B. Marrow and husband, Rodney of Greensboro, James R. Babcock of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Jeffrey C. Babcock and wife, Holly of Apex; his grandchildren: Melissa B. Moore and husband, Dave, Christine E. Babcock, Dianne B. Rountree and husband, Adam, Christopher Babcock, and David Babcock. He is also survived by his sister, Ann Saxton of Kenmore, NY.

A Service of Remembrance and Celebration of Life with Military Honors will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 4, 2010 at Apex United Methodist Church, 100 S. Hughes St., Apex, NC 27502.

Those considering memorial contributions may make them to The Humane Society, 2100 L. Street NW, Washington, DC 20037 or to Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, c/o HCR Manor Care Foundation, 333 N. Summit St., Toledo, OH 43699-0086.

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