Herchel Marion Babb

July 1, 1924 to June 30, 2007

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Herchel Babb after an extended illness. He was the president and one of the founders of Babb Lumber Company. Herchel was known for his years of hard work and dedication to growing and continuing the family business. He lived and worked with a quiet dignity and integrity. He was loved by all who knew him and is greatly missed.



Herchel Babb, 82, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2007, at a local health care facility. Herchel was born on July 1, 1924 in Dalton, Georgia to the late Walter W. Babb and Minnie Mitchell Babb. He was co-founder of Babb Lumber Company. He was a member of the Ringgold First Baptist Church for 47 years and a member of the Patterson Sunday School Class. Mr. Babb served honorably in the United States Army during World War II and was assigned to the Asiatic Pacific Theater of operations and also the post war occupation of Japan. He was preceded in death by an infant son James Marion Babb, sister Minnie Ruth Richardson, and niece Susan Richardson. Herchel is survived by his loving wife of 61 years Bonnie Buena Cochran Babb, sons and daughters-in-law Roger and Sandra Bonner Babb, David and Lydia Burns Babb of Ringgold, Wayne Babb of Augusta, Ga, brother, Jack and Kathryn Hackney Babb of Ringgold, sister, Judy Wood of Carrolton Ga, grandchildren Jonathan Babb of Boston, MA, Jillanna ( Chris) Babb - Cheshul; Jeannie( Derek) Taylor; Amanda and Andrew Babb of Ringgold, 8 great-grandchildren, one great - great grandchild, nephews Steve and Linda Babb of Chattanooga and Phil and Melissa Babb of Atlanta, Ga, Ken and Kim Wood of Marietta, GA and niece Sheila Reed of Carrolton, Ga. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday at Ringgold First Baptist Church with Dr. Dan Whitaker and Dr. Kerry Bunn officiating. The body will lie in state at the church from 9-10 a.m. Monday. A private interment will take place in West Hills Cemetery, Dalton, Ga. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Mitchell and Patterson Sunday School Classes. Condolences may be sent at www.heritagefh.com. Memorial contributions may be sent to the National Parkinson Foundation, Inc., P.O Box 9254, Uniondale, NY 11555-9254 The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 Sunday at Heritage Funeral Home