Kenneth Burbe Babington, age 83 ,of Funkstown, MD passed away January 21, 2022 at the Hospital Surrounded by his family.
Born on August 24, 1938 in Rohrersville, MD, he was the son of the late Frank Burbe and Nellie Catherine (Kephart) Babington. Kenneth was proceeded in death by his beloved wife, Bernice Maxine Long Mease Babington. In addition to his wife and parents, Kenneth was also proceeded in death by two brothers Leo “Buddy” Babington and Richard Edward “Buster” Babington, and two sisters, Janet Marie Babington Stouffer and Gladys “Dooks” Charles.
Kenneth is survived by his faithful companion Burbe, and five children: daughter Janet Marie Babington Butler and husband Charles of Savannah, GA, and four step-children; Donald Mease and wife Pam, Brian Mease and wife Carolyn, Thomas Mease, Chuck Mease all of whom he considered his children. He is also survived by one sister Evelyn “Ebb” Gaver of Myersville, MD; two brothers, Harold “Babs” Babington of Smithsburg, MD and Gary Babington of Boonsboro, MD; six grandchildren, Ryan Mease, Jill Gesell, Chas Mease, Miranda Spessard, Hayden Mease, and Sierra Mease; two great-grand children, Isaac and Allan Spessard; and daughter-in-law’s Cindy Mease and Janie Mease.
Kenneth retired with more than 30 years of service at Mack truck. He is a member of the Funkstown American Legion Post 211. Kenneth served with the US Army Reserve 1007th LEM Company both stationed in Hagerstown, MD. Prior to and after his retirement, Kenneth was active in the senior citizens duck pin bowling league at Southside Bowling. Kenneth enjoyed spending time with his Yorkie, Mr. B and continues to enjoy spoiling Burbe every single day. He is a member of Paramount Brethern in Christ Church, Hagerstown.
Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at Rest Haven Funeral Home, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, with Pastor Dave Armstrong officiating.
Entombment will follow at Rest Haven Mausoleum.
Friends will be received at the funeral home on Friday from 6-8 P.M. and on Saturday, one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Kenneth’s name to the American Cancer Society.