Lynn D. Babcock, 66, Copenhagen

COPENHAGEN, NY — Lynn D. Babcock, 66, of 31701 Boni Road, Copenhagen, passed away March 20, 2019, at his home where he as under the care of Hospice of Jefferson County and surrounded by his loving family.

Calling hours will be held noon to 2 p.m. Friday, March 22, at the Bruce Funeral Home 131 Maple St., Black River.

The funeral service will follow the calling hours at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Black River Cemetery.

Born Jan. 16, 1953, in Watertown, NY, a son of Maurice and Shirley Morrow Babcock, he graduated in 1973 from Carthage Central High School.

He started out his career as a machinist at New York Air Brake for 23 years, he then became a security guard at the DeFeriet Paper Mill and Lewis County Dairy, he helped setup Hackets Dept. Store in Watertown where he continued to work until going to work at Wal-Mart as a stocker, retiring in 2017.

He married Victoria Nicholas on April 5, 1975, at the First Baptist Church Black River. The couple resided in Back River until they built their home in Copenhagen in 1991.

Lynn was an avid outdoors man, he loved hunting, fishing, camping, was a NASCAR fan and in his early days raced cars at Can Am, he was a member of the North American Hunting Club and former member of the Machinist Union.

Among his survivors are his beloved wife, Victoria L. Babcock; his daughter and son-in-law, Tanya M. and Stephen G. Gage, Tylerville; a son, Timothy A. Babcock, Copenhagen; five grandchildren, Amanda, Brian, Joseph, Conner and Olivia; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Robert and Deanna Babcock, Black River, Douglas Babcock, Black River, two sisters and their husbands, Donna and Larry Bowman, Black River, Susan and Mace Bammann, TX; and several nieces and nephews.

Donations may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601

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