Robert “Toney” Babb, 80, of Patterson, MO, passed away Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at Clark’s Mountain Nursing Center. He was born in Patterson, October 7, 1940, to parents Claude and Una Belle (Harrison) Babb.
He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. Toney proudly served his country in the United States Army National Reserves. He married Sharon Pichon April 5, 1963, and to this union three children were born. Toney worked at Brown Shoe Company for a little more than fifteen years, then became owner and operator of the Toney’s Burger Den and Toney’s Shell Station for about fifteen years. He loved to cook and hosted the annual wild game dinners each year. He attended Assembly of God Church and cooked for the youth group events at Patterson. He also went on an Inner-City Mission trip to St. Louis and cooked for all the kids. He enjoyed hunting, especially turkey, and fishing. The highlight and love of his legacy was his children and grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by sisters: Margaret Allen, Lillian Allen, Elizabeth Pruett, Sadie Babb, and two infant sisters.
Toney is survived by his children: Shane Babb and companion Gabby Fitzwater of Patterson, Tiffany Lutes and husband Alan of Patterson, Tonya Hovis and husband Ken of Marquand; grandchildren: Kyle Mabury and companion Lee Emerson, Ethan Mabury and wife Lydia, Riley Hovis, Nathan Babb, Austin Babb, Cassandra Hovis, Shiloh Monson, Lea Fitzwater; sister Beulah Louise Allen of Piedmont; a host of niece’s, nephew’s and his extended family at Clark’s Mountain Nursing Center. Toney will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and community.
A graveside service was held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, May 20, 2021, at Patterson Cemetery, Patterson. Pastor Richard Sanders ministered to the family. Kyle Mabury, Ethan Mabury, Cassandra Hovis, Riley Hovis, Austin Babb, Nathan Babb, Riley Burns. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com
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