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Robert Howell Babington Sr.

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Robert Howell Babington Sr. Obituary
HENDERSONVILLE – Robert Howell Babington, Sr., of Hendersonville, died Wednesday, July, 29, 2015, after a lengthy battle with heart disease and diabetes. He was the son of the late Robert W. Babington, Jr. and Meryl R. Babington.
Robert was a Correction Officer for twenty five years and ten months at Annandale, NJ. He graduated from Phillipsburg High School in 1952, and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1956. He retired and moved to Hendersonville in September 1988. He coached midget wrestling for eight to twelve years. He did volunteer tutoring at Bruce Drysdale, Hillandale, and Upward Elementary Schools for fifteen years until 2010. He was an avid fan of NASCAR, baseball, and football.
Surviving are three children, a daughter, Kim M. Hollenthoner of Picture Rocks, PA; two sons, Robert H. Babington, Jr. of Stone Mountain, GA, and William C. Babington of Hendersonville; and two grandchildren, Jesse and Tiffany.
A memorial service will be at 2:00pm Thursday, August 6, 2015 in Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1-2:00pm in the chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association, PO Box 1131, Fairfax, VA 22038-1131.
Please visit forestlawnhendersonville.com for online condolences.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Published in The Times-News on Aug. 2, 2015
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