Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Ronnie Lee Babb, 70, of Chillicothe died at 11:32 a.m. on Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born June 28, 1941, in Metropolis to Cecil O. and Alberta (Wemhoener) Babb, he married Peggy Ann Medearis on June 11, 1966, in Chillicothe. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Leann (Rob) Davidson of Chillicothe; one son, Rick Babb of Chillicothe; two grandsons; one half-sister, Karen Laird; and one half-brother, Larry May, both of Metropolis.

Ronnie was a paratrooper in the U.S. Army.

Ronnie worked 34 years for Caterpillar. He was the co-owner of the Chilli Paint Ball Pits in Chillicothe.

Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe. The Rev. Ray Harrison will officiate. Burial will be in Yankee Lane Cemetery in Chillicothe.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.

Memorial may be made to Tazewell Animal Protective Society, ARK or Rescue 33.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.weberhurdfuneralhome.com.