We lost one of the greats this week. Over the last 10 years or so I’ve come to know Lynn and Dacie extremely well. We strategized, fund raised, cajoled, conspired and did everything we could to make sure the 1787 Seth Babb Homestead was rescued, saved and preserved for generations to come. I miss him already and can’t imagine going back to the Homestead without him & Dacie meeting me there. May he rest in peace!
Lynn S. Babb-Obituary
WILSON – Lynn S. Babb, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away March 20, 2016 in his home at the age of 89. A Celebration of Lynn’s Life will be held, Wednesday, March 30th at 2 PM, in the chapel of Wilson Memorial Service, 2811 Fieldstream Dr N, Wilson NC 27896-6927. The family will receive friends Tuesday March 29th from 6 – 7:30 PM at Wilson Memorial Service and anytime at the home. Lynn was born in Greene County, Tennessee to Olivia and Ernest Babb on September 18, 1926. He was raised on a farm and graduated from Chuckey High School. After high school, Lynn served in the US Army in Japan and the Philippines. After his service in the Army, he earned his degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville. He began his 38 years with the E. I. duPont Company in Kinston, North Carolina in 1952. He was responsible for many of duPont’s construction projects at manufacturing plants in NC, SC, TX and DE where he was a licensed professional engineer. After returning home from the Army, Lynn met his loving wife Dacie on a blind date. They were married August 31, 1949. In their 66 plus years of marriage, Lynn and Dacie had two children, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. They enjoyed ballroom dancing, camping, square dancing at the highest level, traveling, gardening, golfing and being with family and friends. Lynn retired in May of 1990. He and Dacie moved to Wilson. He loved golf. His last outing was in December 2015, walking and playing 18 holes with his golfing buddies. Lynn was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Milton Babb and sisters, Dorothy Durham and Elinor Stroud. Lynn leaves behind his wife, Dacie; son, Keith (Aileen) Babb of Tullahoma, TN; daughter, Karen Tucker of Katy, TX; grandchildren, Matthew Tucker, Zachary Babb, Brandon Tucker, Carson Tucker, Ryan Tucker, Nicholas Babb and Melissa Babb Stein; great-grandchildren, Hailey Tucker, Hudson Tucker, Clayton Tucker and Keegan Tucker. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to SEC (Southeast Cancer Care) 203 Cox Blvd, Goldsboro NC 27534-9479.