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David D. Babbs

Posted By Kyle Nikola On July 18, 2017 @ 8:03 pm In Obituaries | 9 Comments

David D. Babbs was born on May 9th, 1968 to Lizzie P. Babbs and the late King David Babbs of Thomson, Georgia. Of this union, five children were born of which David was the only son. As a child, he was a very kind and smart young man and he had a love for fishing, family and football. He attended Thomson High School where he graduated in 1986.
On December 17,1988 David and Norma Jackson were married. To this union they raised two wonderful sons: David Babbs, Jr. and Devonte Babbs. For several years, David worked at Union Camp (International Paper which is now Kraton). In this position he became a chemical technician. He also was employed for several years at Stone Container in Savannah. For the past eighteen years, David has worked for Arizona Chemical where he was a Quality Control Technician. David was always reading and learning new things. He was known as the intellect in the family and he was always joking with his sons. He had an unmatched work ethic and even in his illness, he refused to stop working. He was a counselor to everyone and was the person to call when you needed an honest opinion or answer. David was a confidant, leader, teacher, spokesperson, scientist, advisor, mechanic, son, father, uncle, and brother.
He leaves to cherish a wonderful wife of 29 years Norma Babbs; His sons David and Devonte Babbs; His mother Ms. Lizzie Babbs; siblings Velvet Lazenby of Thomson, Georgia; Tina Rogers (Bobby) of Thomson, Georgia; Sheila Babbs Reid (deceased); and Sheiron Reid (Tyrone) of Thomson, Georgia. He also leaves brothers-in-law Willie Jackson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; David Jackson of Sacramento, California; Patrice Jackson (Margaret) of Atlanta, Georgia; and stepfather James Samuel (deceased). Sister in laws Joyce Jackson of Savannah, Georgia and Victoria Cox of Savannah, Georgia. He has a host of family and friends in his hometown of Thomson, Georgia including aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and loved ones of Cherokee County.
Viewing and visitation will be held Friday, July 21st, 2017 from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the Bethel A.M.E. Church on East 38th Street with Funeral Services to follow from the Church at 11:00 A.M. Interment will be in Hillcrest Abbey Memorial Park – West.

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Condolence from TONI JEFFERSON on July 19th, 2017 4:53 am

I’m really saddened to hear of David’s death. He was an extraordinary man. My children and I will mourn deeply his passing as his was a life of service, love, compassion and excellence. May he rest in peace.
Our condolences to the family may you always hold fond memories of his life with you.

Condolence from Barry VonBergen on July 19th, 2017 5:10 pm

I’ve worked and knew David for many years.He had a heart bigger then Texas.My prayers go out to the family at this time.R.I.P Big Man!!! Booger

Condolence from Nykia Bing on July 20th, 2017 9:12 pm

My sincere condolence to you Family, a real kind hearted Man, would tell you what it is and also encouraging. Blount!! S.i.p. Cousin David…I remember the last conversation we had when you came out to the Country with Cousin Norma…????

Condolence from Victoria J.Cox on July 20th, 2017 10:05 pm

My dear Brother in law. Where do I start. The answers leave my mind as to why the Lord chose to take you so soon. My sister and nephews need you so much but the Lord needs you more. He must have a plan that we cannot see but I believe that nothing happens in vain. Your were the epitome of a good husband to my sister, a great father to my nephews. A son in law that my parents adored. A best friend to my ex hubby and the favorite uncle to my sons. Life wont be the same without you. I told your boys and mine that our job is to live a righteous life so we can see you again. We will see you bro on the other side and I will do my best to love and care for your wife, my sister and your sons on this side. Until the sun sets….Big Dave..my dude, RIP bro Love your lil sis Vicky, your nephews Ticky and Pipewrench (his nickname for my sons).

Condolence from Sandra Williams on July 21st, 2017 1:39 am

Norma, I am so sorry for your loss. I am always available to you whenever you need me to be. Love you my friend

Condolence from LTC Glyn Goldwire on July 21st, 2017 11:12 am

Mrs. Babbs
I wanted to take a moment of your time to express my deepest condolence of the passing of David. I work with him at Arizona Chemical Lab in the Pilot Plant. David was a person I would call my brother, a friend and a good man. I remember the picture of you and him on the cruise ship that make him smile with joy. David was someone I could call if I needed the straight truth of any subject, the next time I pass thru Thompson I will eat hash in his honor. I really love spending time with him. Please remember David is going home to a place he has never been before.

If you or the boys need anytime please to have hesitate to contact me at my emails

Condolence from Ron Tyler on July 21st, 2017 7:02 pm

Dave, or Babbs as we all called him quickly became my favorite person to work with after he came to the Pilot Plant where we worked together for over 14 years until it closed, then he followed me to the QC Lab where we enjoyed trading jabs at each other until the end came. I still can’t believe I wont walk in the door and have him say its Runny Time (his latest nickname for me) ever again. He will be missed greatly by everyone who came into contact with him out here and I’m sure everywhere else. I can’t count the number of times I saw him huddled up with someone asking his advice or confiding something in him. He absolutely made an impact on my life. Rest in peace my friend and coworker.

Condolence from Ron Tyler on July 21st, 2017 8:29 pm

When Dave or Babb’s as we called him came to work in the Pilot Plant he quickly became one of my favorite people to work with. We had some things in common even finding out that his brother in law Bart was an old friend of mine from my school days, also we both have two sons. He is already missed and I can’t believe I will never hear him say it’s “Runny Time” which became something of a catch phrase for me.
I can’t count the number of times he would be huddled up somewhere in the Plant or more recently in the Lab talking to someone giving them advise or just listening to them. People were drawn to his easy going nature and easily told him about whatever was going on in their life. I will miss my friend and coworker, so rest in peace Babb’s Its my great dismay that I can’t attend the funeral because I have to work.

Condolence from Sholom. George on July 29th, 2017 11:41 am

David. Had. Godly. Wisdom

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