Bridge City

Richard Allen Babington, 55, of Bridge City, died Saturday, Oct. 16 at his residence.

A memorial service will be 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21 at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Bridge City with Deacon Eddie Blankenstein officiating.

Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

Born on Dec. 3, 1954, Richard was the son of Richard Lawrence Babington and Barbara Jean (Crawford) LaGrappe. He served in the U.S. Marines and was an insulator for the construction industry.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Lawrence Babington and grandparents, Ila Rene and George Allen Crawford, and Lawrence and Ethel Babington.

Richard is survived by his mother and step-father, Barbara and Numa Joe LaGrappe of Bridge City; four children, Riki Babington, Jr. and his wife, Crystal of Austin, Amy Babington and her fiancé, Josh Cheatwood of Orange, Ila Jean Perry and her husband, Robert of Ft. Stewart, Georgia, and David Babington and his wife, Rebecca of Jacksonville, Florida.

He is also survived by his ten grandchildren, Presley, Jack, Barbara and Kimberly Babington, Alana and Robert Perry, David Babington, Jr., Dalton, Chastanee and Chace Vercher; brother, Doug Babington of San Diego, Cali.; three sisters and their husbands, Debra and Russell Gauthier, Brenda and Wayne McPherson all of Bridge City, and Linda and Louis Juneau of Orangefield; and many nieces and nephews.