Alan Babcock, 68; Lifelong Farmer In Burlington Flats

IN MEMORIAM: Alan Babcock, 68;

Lifelong Farmer In Burlington Flats

BURLINGTON FLATS – Lifelong farmer Alan W. Babcock, 68, of No Mans Land Road, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in his home.

Alan was born on April 6, 1950, in Cooperstown, a son of the late Gerald W. and Edna M. Young Babcock. He was raised on the family farm in Burlington Flats and educated in Richfield Springs Central School graduating in 1968. After high school he attended college.

Alan spent most of his life as a third-generation dairy farmer working on the Speckle Acres Farm. At one time he was married to former Barbara Seamon and then later to Pamela Lea.

He was an outdoorsman, hunting and fishing.  He was a Life Member of the NRA.

Surviving him are two sons, Scott Alan Babcock of Florida and Ashton Lea Babcock of Schuyler Lake; two daughters, Laura Butler of Florida and  Skyler Lea Babcock of Schuyler Lake, a brother, Gary Babcock of Watertown, two grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, in the J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, Richfield Springs.   The funeral will follow at 4 p.m., with the Pastor Sharon Rankins-Burd of the Schuyler Lake United Methodist Church officiating. He will be interred later this spring in Exeter Center Cemetery.

One thought on “Alan Babcock, 68; Lifelong Farmer In Burlington Flats

  1. Hugh Jarvis

    Alan, Gary, and I used to play together on Angel Hill when we were youngsters. My folks and I lived on a nearby farm, the High Meadows Farm. I remember taking part in science projects under the tutelage of his mother. He and I had a great interest in science, astronomy, and local Native American culture and nature in general. In 1965 we left Angel Hill and went our separate ways.

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