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Ralph M. Babb, age 62, a resident of Andersonville

Ralph M. Babb, age 62, a resident of Andersonville, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at his home while surrounded by his family.

Mr. Babb was born January 9, 1955 in Knoxville, TN.  He was a lifelong resident of this area and a member of Pleasant Gap Baptist Church.

Ralph was a truck driver for 32 years.  He loved Alabama football, fishing, and most importantly he loved his family and especially his grandbabies.

He is preceded in death by his parents:  Webster and Frances Babb; by his brothers:  George, James, and David Babb and by a sister, Rosa Miller.

Ralph is survived by his wife of 40 years, Aletha Babb; by his sons:  Dustin Babb and wife, Melissa of Lake City and Randy Babb of Andersonville; by grandchildren:  Riley Babb and Madison Babb; by a brother, Jack Babb and wife, Ailleen of Knoxville; by a sister, Mary Ann Sanders of Knoxville; by special friends:  Mike Wyrick and Vicki and Mark Cox and by several nieces and nephews.

Burial and graveside services will be held, Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 3:00 PM at the Babb Family Cemetery in Lenoir City with Pastor Cody Haynes officiating.  Premier Sharp Funeral Home is proudly serving the Babb family and we invite you to share a message of condolence to the family at www.sharpfh.com.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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