Rodney Lee Babb
1967 - 2021

Rodney Lee Babb

October 22, 1967 – July 14, 2021

Rodney Lee Babb, 53, of Port Clinton, Ohio passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends who loved him dearly on July 14, 2021.

Born to Rolfe Babb and Rebecca Sherrard on October 22, 1967. Rodney was born in Findlay and raised in Fostoria until he left for boot camp for the US Navy in 1986. Rodney proudly served his country until 1991. After his time in the Navy, Rodney settled into a career in the mining industry. He started working at Carmuese where he was introduced to the ins-and-out of the industry. That job made a lasting impression and many life-long friends. He then transitioned to underground gold mining in Elko, Nevada with Boart Longyear. There he met and married Kelly Reynon-Gregg. Missing his family and friends, Rodney and Kelly decided to return to his home state of Ohio in 2018.

Rodney had many passions and hobbies. He loved to hunt and when Rodney was not hunting, he could be found on Lake Erie, spending many hours on his beloved boat the Chumstain. Rodney loved attending sporting events and enjoyed watching his boys play football for the local high school team. He loved to ride motorcycles, to bbq and spend time with family and friends.

Rodney could always a bring a smile to anyone's face with his wicked sense of humor. He would often to ask "Are you mad at me?", just to get a smile.

Rodney is survived by his loving wife Kelly; his two sons, Zachary Babb and Wyatt Gregg; his parents, Rolfe and Kathy Babb and Rebecca and Tom Sherrard, and numerous cousins, including Jerry and Rosie Ickes, Terry Ickes, and many other family members. His "BFF" and partner in crime, Jerry Schumm and his wife Bobbie-Jo, were by his side until the end.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank Stein Hospice for their excellent care in his final days. A very special thank you from the bottom of our hearts to his home health nurse, Rachel Apling, who, in Rodney's own words, "is an angel on earth".

Published by Elko Daily on Jul. 24, 2021.
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