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Obituary for Ferrell James Babin

Ferrell James Babin, age 64 passed away February 22, 2020.

Due to current restrictions resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, the memorial service originally scheduled for Friday, April 10 has been postponed. There will be a private graveside service at Saint Joseph Cemetery for the family.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Cindy Babin; daughter, Alicia R. Wilson (Matt); sister, Pamela Pellegrin (Randy); grandchildren Avery Wilson, Reed Wilson and Leah Wilson; step-brothers Garry Toups (Terri) and Mike Toups (Janet).

He is preceded in death by his mother, Laura Foret Toups, stepfather Clarence P. Toups, father Abner James Babin, Sr. and infant son Jared.

Ferrell attended Thibodaux High School where he met Cindy his high school sweetheart, whom he later married in May,1975. Ferrell played football and baseball in high school and was captain of the local volunteer fire dept. He began a career with Bell South/AT&T in Louisiana and transferred to Nashville in 1986. He retired as a supervisor after 30 years of service. Ferrell was an avid sportsman, who loved fishing, hunting, gardening and was an awesome Cajun cook.

Ferrell was diagnosed with Parkinson disease in 2012 and Lewy Body Dementia in 2015. He was very active and devoted to his exercise with The Therapy Gym and Rock Steady Boxing.

The family would like to express their deep appreciation to the following caretakers and facilities; Vanderbilt’s Dr. Fenna Tanner Phibbs, caregiver and sweet friend Wanda Brewer, the Waterford in Hermitage, Beverly Bell at the Therapy Gym, Colleen Bridges of Rock Steady Boxing, Vanderbilt Palliative Care Team, and Alive Hospice.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to Peterson for Parkinson’s 4205 Hillsboro Road Suite 310 Nashville, TN 37215 Ph. 615-269-5312.

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