He was born on January 21, 1936 in St. Joseph, Missouri, the son of William, Sr. and Evelyn (Ferguson) Babb.
William was united in marriage to Judith Hale and to this union five children were born. They moved their family to the Willow Springs area in 1968. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outdoors. He was a hard worker, farming most of his life, but he was capable and willing to do anything that needed to be done.
William was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Judith on July 25, 2012; and two sisters.
He is survived by his children, William J. Babb, III and wife Christina, Cindy Wagner and husband Fred, Charles Babb and wife Susan, Jim Babb and wife Rita and John Babb and wife Mary Lynn; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
No formal services are planned at this time. Arrangements were under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool, Missouri. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.