Harold D. Babson, 81, went to be with the Lord Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. He was born in Ash, Brunswick County, on Oct. 10, 1939, the son of the late Newman L. and Myrlie S. Babson.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving son, Dewane D. Babson; his loving grandson; Albert “Mac” McArthur Hawley; four brothers, William “Bunny” of Supply, Norvan of Old Dock, Danny and Darious Babson, both of Ash; and one sister, Jane Powell of Old Dock.
Harold retired from the N.C. Department of Corrections. He also owned and operated Babson Services for 50 years specializing in Modification State Handicap work. He was a member of Palmyra Missionary Baptist Church in Whiteville.
His funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, at Palmyra Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor John Roberson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery following his service. Peacock Funeral Home of Whiteville is serving the family.
Pallbearers will be Scott Babson, Heath Babson, Matthew Babson, Alex Hawes, Mike Roberts, Dwight Babson, Charles Inman and Bailey Groves.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Jettie Clifton Babson of the home; one daughter, Abby B. Hawley and husband, David, of Old Dock; two special loving grandchildren, Clifton D. and Carrie A. Hawley, both of Old Dock; one son, Derek H. Babson and fiancé, Jeanne Taylor (family, Ashley, Aron Taylor and Bailey Groves), all of Ash; four sisters-in-law, Shirley, Jean, Teresa and Stella Babson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Online condolences may be made at www.peacockfuneralhome.net.