CHILLICOTHE - James P. Babcock, age 56, of Chillicothe died at 3:35 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at his home.
He was born March 14, 1956, in Peoria, the son of Harry J. and Caroline J. (Merriman) Babcock. He married Eunice K. Eddy on July 21, 1979, in Riverton.
Surviving are his children, Jonathan (Cathy) Eddy of Creve Coeur, James (Shalene) Babcock Jr. of Chillicothe, Jack Babcock of Chillicothe and Pamela M. Babcock of Chillicothe; one grandchild; one sister, Julie (Randy) Proctor of High Point, N.C.; and her mother, Caroline Murphy of Toulon.
He was preceded in death by his father, stepfather and a sister.
James was a caregiver for RCAP Enterprises Inc. for more than 10 years. He was involved with Special Touch Ministry.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at River Terrace Church, located at 14429 Edgewater Drive, Chillicothe, Ill. The Rev. William L. Carter will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the Illinois
Online condolences maybe submitted though www.weberhurdfuneral-home.com.
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