Willard Babcock

Obituary of Willard J. Babcock

____________________________________________________________________________ Port Allegany - Willard J. "Jay" Babcock, Jr., 63, of Port Allegany, died Sunday (October 31, 2010) in the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport. He was born Jan 17, 1947 in Port Allegany, a son of Willard J. and Marjorie M. Buck Babcock, Sr., On July 18, 1998, in Bradford, PA, he married Nancy A. Homell, who survives. Mr. Babcock was a graduate of Smethport Area High School. Mr. Babcock was employed at Dresser Manufacturing of Bradford, was a Deputy Sheriff for the McKean County Sheriff's office for 28 years. He also worked part time for the Potter County Sheriff's office, was a security guard at University of Pitt., Bradford, and drove for ATA. He was a past member of the Free Masons. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter: Tammy (Dale) Luff of Smethport, PA three sons: Brent M. (Tracey) Babcock of Lebanon, PA, Paul Allen (Barbara) Babcock of Indiana, PA, Bobby Church of Smethport, PA one brother: James E. (Kay) Babcock of Port Allegany, PA Step Son, Scott Daugherty of Port Allegany, PA; step daughter, Kellie (Bob Guilds) Daugherty of Port Allegany, PA; step daughter, Dawn Peangatelli of Rixford, PA.; 10 grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Bernice L. Smith. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 10 -11am at the First Baptist Church, Port Allegany, PA, where funeral and committal services will be held at 11:00 am, with the Rev. Michael Culver, pastor of the Port Allegany Baptist Church, officiating. Memorials may be made to the Port Allegany Ambulance Service. Online condolences can be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.
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