Dr. Robert Gene Babb


Arrangements:
Visitation will be held on Saturday, July16, 2016 from 6-8 pm at Myers Funeral Home. The funeral and interment will be held on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 2 pm at Mapleview Cemetery, Marion, Ky

Dr. Robert Marion Babb of Orange Beach, Alabama was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on July 9, 2016 at the age of 73. 

Robert (Bob) was born in Henderson, KY on May 19, 1943.  He was reared in Marion, KY where his parents, Lois and F.M. Babb owned and operated Babb Drugs.  He attended Columbia Military Academy in Tennessee and went on to graduate from Murray State University and complete his doctorate at the University of Kentucky.

As an instructor with the Kentucky Community  and Technical College System, Dr. Babb developed the Data Processing degree program, was a member of the Data Processing Management Association, and he served as an accreditor for many years with the Accrediting Body of Business Schools.  Dr. Babb taught at Arkansas State University, chaired the Department of Computer Science at Marshall University, Huntington, WV where he assisted in the development of the Society of Yeager Scholars and held the position of the Charles Yeager Mentor, was the Dean of the School of Business at Oklahoma Baptist University where he oversaw the building of the Bailey Business Center, and Dr. Babb retired in 2008 from the Oklahoma Office of the Inspector General.

Bob was a leader in his community notably in the area of developing young leaders.  He was an Eagle Scout, served on the leadership board for Boy Scouts of Oklahoma and a Girl Scout Leader for the Black Diamond Council in WV, and he was a Kentucky Colonel.  Additonally, he was a major in the Military Reserves where he served his country for 26 years.

Bob was joyfully and intimately involved in the life of the church in each place that he lived serving as as Sunday School Director, Sunday School teacher, Preschool Extended Teaching Care teacher, volunteer at Falls Creek and the summer WINGS camp for special needs and as a deacon in Kentucky, Arkansas, West Virginia and Oklahoma.  He also served on the Executive Board for the West Virginia  Convention of Southern Baptists.

Bob is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 51 years, Sherion Hurst Babb.  Bob´s legacy will be continued through his three daughters and son-in-laws - Susan Renee and Juan Galvis of Madrid, Spain, Dora Lee (D´Lee Babb) and Dave Gesler of Murray, KY, and Kara Marion and David Juneau of New Orleans, LA; his sister, Lois Susan Babb of Islamorada, FL, and his grandchildren Nikolas, Marc, Zac and Gabe Galvis and Eleri, Gwynnie, Eowyn and Sinjin Gesler.

Memorial Services will be held on July 13, 2016, 2 pm at Southern Hills Baptist Church, 8601 S Pennsylvania Avenue, Oklahoma City 73159.  Visitation will be held on Saturday, July16, 2016 from 6-8 pm at Myers Funeral Home, 713 E Bellville St., Marion,
Kentucky 42064.  The funeral and interment will be held on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 2 pm at Mapleview Cemetery, W Bellville Street (Hwy 91), Marion, Ky 42064.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed toward the Dr. Robert M Babb Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Please go to www.thegiftofeducation.com

“6 For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.”  2 Timothy 4:6-8


 


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