Raymond Babcock

Raymond Eugene Babcock, 88, of Tiffin, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family.
Raymond was born Nov. 23, 1931, to the late Mabel Gregg and Ralph Babcock of Sycamore. He was a loving husband to his surviving spouse of 67 years, Norma Jean (Ohl) Babcock, whom he married on Feb. 27, 1953.
Also surviving are his five children, Chris (Dee) Babcock of Aledo, Texas; Robin (Mike) Hull of Tiffin; Cindy (Jeff) Miller of Findlay; Roxanne (Ron) Roush of Republic; and Mark (Jacquie) Babcock of Leavenworth, Kan.; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Other survivors include his brother, Julian Babcock of Laytonville, Calif. Ray was preceded in death by a brother, Gregg Babcock.
Ray lived life to the fullest, enjoying harness racing, cards, fishing and golfing, which included a hole in one at Clinton Heights Golf Course. Traveling throughout the United States with Norma in their RV, they spent their winters at their home in Leesburg, Fla. Ray served in the United States Marine Corp. and is a veteran of the Korean War. He was a life member of Tiffin VFW Post 2858, a member and past master of Tiffin Masonic Lodge #77, a 32nd Degree Mason as well as past president of the Zenobia Shriners, Toledo. He was a member of Republic Trinity United Methodist Church and a retired Tiffin Rural Postal Carrier.
Visitation will be held Monday, Sept. 7, from 2-6 p.m. at Hufford Family Funeral Home, Findlay. A masonic service will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the funeral home with the Rev. Charlene Thomas of Republic Trinity United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery, Sycamore, with the United Veterans Council of Seneca County conducting full military rites.     It is Ray’s wishes that memorials be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Republic Trinity United Methodist Church or Stein Hospice. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at: www.huffordfh.com.

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