Robert Franklin Babb, age 74, of Willard, MO, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2013 in his home. He was born June 19, 1939, in Piedmont, MO, to Joe and Bernice (Wright) Babb. He served in the U.S. Navy. Bob loved his career as a salesman which gave him the oppurtunity to meet and visit with people. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family, he was an avid sports fan and golfer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Bernice Clennon. He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Betty Babb, Willard, MO, three children, Tim Babb of Perrysburgh Ohio,Tammy Burch of Willard, and Cindy Peterson and husband Steve of Willard, seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two brothers, Don Babb of Bolivar and Bill Clennon of West Plains; one sister Barbara Franks of West Plains; many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and family. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 9, 2013 in Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday in the funeral home . Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Southwest Missouri Humane Society.