James A. Babb

June 22, 2010

James Albert “Jesse” Babb age 60 of Frankfort passed away June 22, 2010 in his residence.;Born December 26, 1949 in Johnson City, Tennessee to Earl and Ruth (Tyree) Babb. He graduated from Frankfort High School. He worked as a sales rep with Farm Bureau Insurance in Kokomo for the past 15 years. He was an active member of Tabernacle of Christ Church where he served as an usher and elder. He married Nancilee Christine “Chris” Laughner on September 9, 1972 and she survives. Also surviving is his children: April LeAnn Moore (Robert “David”) of Frankfort, Brandon Shane Babb (Erica) of Lebanon, 4 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, his mother: Ruth Dean of Elizabethton, Tennessee and 3 sisters: Phyllis Vickers of Frankfort, Penny Russo of Peru, and Eva Brummett (Charles) of Johnson City, Tennessee. His father and a stepbrother preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held 2 PM Sunday June 27, 2010 at Archer-Weston Funeral Home in Frankfort. Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery. Friends may call 5-8 PM Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials appreciated to Clinton County Cancer Fund.


15 Condolences for “James A. Babb”

  1. Patti Hilton Dugger

    My dear sweet family……I am truly at a loss for the proper words to say, but I just want all of you to know that I love Jesse, and I love all of you. My heart aches for you even though I know that you know we will see him again. I am so very thankful that I got to see and visit with him at Aunt Ruth’s this past year…..his laugh, smile, and common sense will always remain in my memory. I will never forget you, Jesse. And Penny, you know that I love you with an indescribable love…..my heart hurts when yours does. You’ve helped me through so much the past few years…and I am here for you. Kiss my Aunt Ruth for me. I am so sorry for the loss of Jesse, and yet,, so happy for him, knowing he is resting safely in the arms of Jesus. We will see him again.

  2. Brenda Dircks Stevens

    Chris, So sorry to learn of Jesse’s passing. Hold dear the memories of happy times and places. I remember Jesse coming to the old Standard Grocery Store talking with his friend Bernie.

  3. Fred & Diana

    Jessie was our agent for many years. Always eager to help, pleasant & very friendly. We will truly miss him. Our heart goes out to his family.

  4. Aunt Helen (Babb) and Uncle Doug Cross

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family today.. Just knowing he is in the heavenly realm with all the angels and ones gone before him. is the solice we can all have.

  5. Tena And Rick Fox

    Jesse will be missed. He was always there for me and my family. He was my very favorite brother-in-law. The thinks we did when I was a teenager will alway be remembered with smiles and laughter. We cruised the strip in Frankfort, listening to rock and roll, and meeting all his guy friends. Jesse was there when Luv was born and treated her like a daughter. He was also proud of Dee for the path in life she chose. Chris and Jesse were very supportive when I lost Angel. Jesse was alway there even when we lost Grandma and Mom. He was like a brother and I truly will miss him but I know he is in a better place. We love you.

  6. Connie Holt

    Jesse was my insurance agent for many years and I’m truly going to miss him. He was a great guy and took care our business exceptionally well. My prayers are with the family.

  7. Marilea Cearlock

    Jesse was one of the nicest, funniest men I have ever met. Every time I talked to him he had a funny story to tell. He didn’t know a stranger. There will never be another like him! He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. Marilea Cearlock Farm Bureau Insurance- Frankfort

  8. Pastor Scott &Sherry Mauch

    Brandon, Erica, Issac, and Brent, We know of no words to ease your sorrow. Our prayers are with you and thankful that God was with Jesse and that God is with you now.

  9. Penny

    You were my “BIG” brother, my friend, my HERO! Only you and God know all that you have done …when you saw a problem… you would fix it…you didn’t need recognition…your happiness came by doing for others. You loved your family more than life itself…always there to listen to our problems…and to solve most of them. You were a shoulder to cry on and a hand to hold in troubled times…you made us laugh until we cried at your crazy jokes and sense of humor. Life will never be the same without you, but as Chris told you “we’ll be OK.” Until we meet again… Bless Your Heart!! Love ya…mean it!

  10. Bro. Jim & Sis. Doretta Pickett

    I just want to say that Bro. Jesse was one of the finest Bro.s that I have ever met. He never had a bad word to say about anyone. He was a great example of GOD’S LOVE, walking on two feet. I know the Saints were screaming to you, when you crossed over. My Precious Bro. Jesse, we’ve been waiting for your return. You always made everyone’s when you would come into RuralKing. You will be much missed here, but we’re looking earnestly, to be together with you again, in Eternity, never again to be separated.

  11. Pam and Ray Gullion

    Not only was Jesse our insurance man, he was a friend, sorry to hear of his passing, we loved Jesse and will miss him, praying for the family

  12. Chris Smith

    Jesse was all about putting others first. If it was family, business or personal he was all about doing the work of the Lord. He lived a life of giving. The glass was never half empty but always half full for him. No matter what the situation was he always managed to find the good. It has been my privelage to get to know Jesse and I send my condolence to you his family.

  13. carrie clover

    I am so sorry to hear of Jesse’s passing. I always enjoyed seeing him for my insurance needs. He always had a story to tell and always made me laugh. I will always remember our visits, especially his warm smile and the way the would greet me with “Hey kid!” He will truly be missed by all who knew him and I will never forget our fun lil visits! May God be with his family during this difficult time.

  14. Teresa Giles

    Jesse, you were a great man, and a fine example of our bro. in christ. I always enjoyed seeing you the jokes you had to tell. I know that some day I will see you again. Till I see you some day you will always be in my heart and I will meet you on the other side.

  15. George and Jane Ann Troyer

    Dear Babb Family, We were so sorry to hear of Jesse’s passing. He has been our insurance agent for several years. We didn’t talk to him often, but when we did, we felt like we were talking to an old friend. He spoke lovingly of you kids and was glad to have you living near him.April, he was so concerned about you when you were sick, and he knew that God was caring for you. May all of you know that God is there to comfort you at this time. Bless you.

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