HAVANA - Milton E. "Shorty" Babcock, 95, of Havana, formerly of Goofy Ridge, died at 3:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.
He was born Sept. 24, 1917, in Wyoming, Ill., to Merwin and Beulah Babcock. He first married Jean Vollmer. He later married Edith Babcock in June of 1975 in Peoria. She died in Havana in 2011.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Russell and Murray; and one sister, Martha Marvel; and one grandson, Richard.
Surviving are four sons, David Babcock of Peoria, James Babcock of East Peoria, Ronald (Eve) Babcock of Lakeside, Calif., and Steven (Mary) Babcock of Washburn, Ill.; one daughter, Sandra Scoby of Peoria; 11 grandchildren; 14 greatgrandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Milton was a WWII Navy veteran.
He was a life member of Havana VFW Post 6408 and a former member of Limestone American Legion Post 979.
All his life he worked as a truck driver. He was a member of Local 627 in Peoria. He worked for George Hoffman & Sons, Peoria Blacktop and Cullinans.
Milton enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Swan Lake Memory Gardens.
Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the
Online tributes and condolences may be made at www.davison-fulton/bartonvillechapel.com.