May 26, 2024

Phillip W. “Phil” Babcock

Phillip W. “Phil” Babcock
Age: 69
Died: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at St Catherine Hospital in Garden City
Born: January 29, 1948 at Hutchinson
Parents: Norbal & Virginia (Clements) Babcock
Marriage: to Jeanie K. Knott on August 10, 1974 at Plains

Memberships: Lifetime Member of John J. Haskell V.F.W. Post # 2279
Elks Lodge of Garden City

Phil graduated from Hutchinson High School. He served in the U.S. Army and was a Sgt with the 1st Calvary Division in Viet Nam. After his discharge he returned to Hutchinson and worked for Borton Elevator Construction Company. He joined the National Guard and moved to Garden City where he was a Clerk and Recruiter for the Garden City National Guard Unit. After his retirement from the military he was a Cook at the National Guard Unit and then worked on the B shift at Tyson as a cook, vending operator & cash register operator. Phil enjoyed his yard work and volunteer veteran’s activities such as Military funerals and for 29 years led the Garden City Veteran’s Day school program and the Memorial Day Service. He was preceded in death by his Mother and 1 Brother- Richard Babcock.

Survivors: Wife Jeanie Babcock Home
Son Tim Babcock Holcomb
Father Norbal Babcock Hutchinson
Brother Gary Babcock Hutchinson

Funeral Service: 10:00 AM Monday
Place: Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City
Officiating: Von Hunn
Graveside Service: 2:00 PM Monday
Place: Kansas Veteran’s Cemetery in Fort Dodge
Military Rites: American Legion District 8 Honor Guard & 
Kansas Army National Guard Honor Guard
Memorials: Phil Babcock Memorial Fund
In care of Garnand Funeral Home
Calling Hours: Noon to 8:00 PM Sunday at Garnand Funeral Home
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