Laconia, NH-----John C. Babcock, Jr., 85, of 91 Gilford Avenue, went on to be with our Lord and his loving wife, Phyllis (Mudgett) Babcock, on Saturday, June 14, 2003 after a courageous battle with cancer.
John was born February 15, 1918 in Plymouth, NH, the son of John C. and Mildred (Butler) Babcock. He was a graduate of Manchester Central High School and served in the U. S. Navy during WWII. He was a life long resident of New England where he lived from Maine to Pennsylvania working in the beef industry for Wilson Beef as a manager. He was a member of the Lynde Lodge 174, Hermon, Maine, the Kora Temple of Lewiston, Maine, V. F. W. Post #1670, Laconia, NH and the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Penacook, NH.
John was a very caring and giving man who always had a smile and a good word for anyone he met. He will be "deeply missed" by all those he leaves behind, but his "Love and our Memories" will live on "Forever".
John is survived by his daughter, Linda Albertson, of Laconia, NH and his son, John C. Babcock III, of Virginia Beach, Virginia; five grandchildren, John C. Babcock and Ross Babcock both of El Paso, Texas, Barry J. Setser, of Pasadena, MD, Susan E. Albertson, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Kathleen Bourque of Manchester, NH; nine great grandchildren, Faith M. Babcock, Alex, Ben, Anna Babcock, all of El Paso, Texas, Joseph Z. Johnson of Lilburn, GA, Arman and Shayan Setser of Pasadena, MD, Mark A. Albertson, Cheyenne, Wyoming, Devon C. Bourque of Manchester, NH; many nephews and nieces and many unofficial adopted sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, mothers, and fathers.
A calling hour will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 from 6:30-7:30 PM at the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH. A Memorial Service will follow the calling hour on Wednesday at 7:30pm.
John will be laid to rest with his wife and family at the Grove Cemetery, East St. Johnsbury, Vt.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Community Health & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246 or the charity of your choice in the name of John C. Babcock, Jr.