Food Culinary 08


Melvin Babbs

August 28, 1921 ~ September 16, 2018 (age 97)

Melvin Babbs, 97, of Greenwood, passed away Sunday, September 16, 2018. He was born to Bruce and Lola Babbs on August 28, 1921 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Melvin was a veteran of the United States Army. He loved spending time cooking. He was the owner and head chef at Babbs Restaurant. He was an avid fisherman and gardener. Melvin was a NASCAR fan and his favorite driver was Jimmie Johnson. Melvin loved animals, especially cats. He also had a hobby of collecting rocks.

Melvin is survived by his daughter, Kathy (Keith) Bolin; sister, Deolres Young; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren with one on the way; and one great-great grandchildren.

Melvin was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Babbs who passed in 2011; his parents, Bruce and Lola Babbs; seven siblings, and two sons, Melvin L. and Michael L. Babbs.

A visitation will be Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a service immediately following at Jessen Funeral Home, 729 N. U.S. Hwy 31, Whiteland, IN 46184.

Arrangements entrusted to Jessen Funeral Home, Whiteland Chapel.