Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012

James P. Babcock, 56, of Chillicothe, died at 3:35 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at his home.

Born March 14, 1956, in Peoria to Harry J. and Caroline J. (Merriman) Babcock, he married Eunice K. Eddy on July 21, 1979 in Riverton.

Surviving are his children: Jonathan (Cathy) Eddy of Creve Coeur, James (Shalene) Babcock Jr. , Jack Babcock and Pamela M. Babcock, all of Chillicothe; one grandchild; one sister, Julie (Randy) Proctor of High Point, N.C.; and her mother, Caroline Murphy of Toulon. He preceded in death by his father, stepfather, and a sister.

He was a caregiver for RCAP Enterprises Inc. for more than 10 years. He was involved with Special Touch Ministry.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service was Nov. 28 at River Terrace Church. The Rev. William L. Carter officiated.

Memorials may be made to the Illinois Heart Association or Special Touch Ministries.

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