James F. "Jim" Babcock, 87 of Carthage, Mo., passed away Feb. 11, 2017 at his home.

James F. "Jim" Babcock, 87 of Carthage, Mo., passed away Feb. 11, 2017 at his home.
He was born Dec. 9, 1929 in Carthage, Mo., to Glenn and Blanche (Harbaugh) Babcock Jim was retired from Hercules Powder Company after 32 years of service. He served in the U.S. Army in the 1950s.
He also was a farmer.
Jim was a member of the First Christian Church of Carthage and the N.R.A.
He was a former member of the Knights Of Pythius and the Joplin Elks Lodge.
Jim was united in marriage to Eva Button on July 3, 1953. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include, one son, Jim C. Babcock (Regina) of Joplin; two daughters, Teresa Henry (A. D.) and Mary Riley both of Carthage. Grandchildren, Megan Henry, Joel Babcock, and Morgan (Jim) Gilkerson. Great Grandchildren, Kash Calvin, Kendall and Emerlynn Babcock.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Dick Babcock, Bob Babcock, and Ken Babcock. A son-in-law, Steve Riley, and a grandson, Drew Babcock. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 at Weng Funeral Chapel, Jasper, Mo. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Weng Funeral Chapel, Jasper, Mo. Online condolences can be made at wengfuneralchapel.com.