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Timothy C. Babcock

Wednesday, December 27, 2023
Timothy C. Babcock

Timothy C. Babcock, born on October 7, 1950, peacefully went to be with the Lord on December 24, 2023, following a recent decline in his health. He was only 73 years old.

Tim is survived by his loving wife, Beverly “Ginger” Babcock; devoted son, Stephen Babcock and his wife Jessie; and granddaughter, Audrey of Baton Rouge; brothers, Steven Babcock and wife Rita, of Wapato, Washington and Dennis Babcock and wife Janice, of Kennewick, Washington; sister, Janice Babcock of Bolivar, Missouri; and stepdaughters, Mallory Smith of Ruston, Rebecca Mooney of Nashville, and Rachel Drago of Denham Springs. He also leaves several nieces, nephews, loyal friends, and extended family members behind.

Tim was predeceased by his father, Don Babcock, and mother, Alene Babcock.

Born in Portland, Oregon, Tim moved to Simsboro at the age of 16, ultimately finding his lifelong home in Ruston in 1970. A graduate of Louisiana Tech University with a business degree, he embarked on a successful career as a real estate broker and developer before discovering his true passion as a real estate appraiser.

Beyond his professional life, Timothy was a dedicated community servant, actively involved in organizations such as the Kiwanis Club, Boys and Girls Club, Jaycees, Teen Challenge, Celebrate Recover at Calvary Baptist, and the March of Dimes.

He served two terms on the Lincoln Parish Police Jury, leaving an indelible mark on the community he cherished and shared with his friends and family. He organized the first-ever employee appreciation event for city/parish workers during his tenure on the Lincoln Parish Police Jury and was instrumental in creating Operation Celebration on July 4, 1991, where about 500 singers participated in a musical salute to Lincoln Parish veterans at the Thomas Assembly Center.

A talented musician with a deep love for music, Tim served as the song leader at Central Baptist Church throughout the 1970s and 1980s and played the organ in the worship band at Calvary Baptist Church in the 2000s. He was also a choir member and Sunday school teacher at several area churches. Tim’s fondness for the Hammond B3 organ was clear as he donated and played several Hammond B3 organs to churches over the years.

Tim’s impact extended far beyond his professional accomplishments, leaving a lasting legacy of commitment to community service and bettering those around him. He will be fondly remembered for his unwavering dedication to Ruston, the churches he attended, and the lives he touched through his various endeavors.

Tim’s funeral is at Temple Baptist Church on Friday, December 29, 2023. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. A service officiated by Reggie Bridges, pastor of Temple Baptist Church, will be held immediately afterward. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

Pallbearers include Seth Smith, Michael Mooney, Brian Drago, Brad Self, Luis Pacheco, and Tommy Harp.

Honorary pallbearers include Tim Pesnell, Greg Pesnell, Dennis Babcock, Steven Babcock, and the men of Adult 8 Sunday School of Temple Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests considering a donation in Tim’s name to the National Kidney Foundation Inc., 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016, or the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231.