John L. Babbitt, III

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April 10, 1940 - June 10, 2022

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Visition

Sunday, June 19th from 2-4 p.m. at Moreland Funeral Home

Service

Monday, June 20th 11 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church

Burial

St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery

John Lyle "Jack" Babbitt, age 82, of Westerville, OH, passed away June 10, 2022. Born April 10, 1940 to Lyle J. and Dorothy L. (Braun) Babbitt. Survived by his wonderful wife of 57 years, Nancy Jane (Miller) Babbitt; sons, Geoffrey Alan (Aisling) Babbitt of Dublin, OH and Gregory Alan (Callie) Babbitt of Rochester, NY; grandchildren, Nora Caroline Babbitt, Colin Lyle Babbitt and Sheamus John Babbitt; brother, Bruce Edward (Aldona) Babbitt of Delaware, OH; cousins, nieces and nephews. Jack was especially proud of the achievements and accomplishments of his family. Friends may call at the Moreland Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Sunday from 2-4 p.m.. Service will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 4686 E. Walnut Street, Westerville, Monday at 11 a.m., Pastor Jonathan Bull, officiating. Interment St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. Contributions may be made to United Way of Central Ohio in memory of Jack.

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David Gardner - Jun 20, 2022

I am so saddened to learn of Jack's passing. I'd know Jack for many years and always enjoyed his company and conversation. My condolences to his family.

De Barros Family - Jun 20, 2022

Jack was a hard working, honest, and had a great sense of humor. He will be missed. Please accept our deepest condolences.

Margaret Plowdrey - Jun 19, 2022

Jack introduced my husband and myself to the wonderful world of Ferrari. We purchased our first Ferrari from Jack who guided us along the path of sports car ownership. Jack was so very caring and knowledgeable, and we loved his sense of humor. Both John and I, as well as our Ferrari, will miss him so very much.

Andrew Pohlman - Jun 19, 2022

Jack was a great friend, advisor and consultant. I remember when my father and I working for the city of Westerville. I always dreamed of one day I would purchase and own a Ferrari. Anyhow, my Father and I were working for the city and we had to truck out the lime for the water plant. We would drive trucks down “Fancher Rd” & every now and then a beautiful Ferrari would come scorching by! I didn’t know where the cars were going but I know something was going on with these cars around the area. With my passion and knowledge for Ferrari increasing I somehow stumbled across an ad or some type of advertisement for a shop call “All Ferrari Parts” which I didn’t know at the time but was across the street from Jack’s shop. I spoke to a gentlemen named Tom Vail & he told me about Jack’s shop across the street. I never visited because I felt a bit intimidated at the time because I was a broke student working on my pilot ratings and certificates. Anyhow around 7 or 8 years ago a car came up for sale in Columbus that I was very near much interested in. It was a bit much for me to swing at the time for that type of purchase but I came aware about how Jack serviced and regularly took care of the car. I stopped in and discussed the car but the fact is though that even I didn’t purchase that exact car I made regular visits to Jacks shop and we spent countless hours talking shop, family and careers. He was a great friend and be dearly missed. The Ferrari community has lost a true “amici”. My thoughts and prayers are to Nancy and the Babbitt family😢

David C. Nelson - Jun 18, 2022

Dear Nancy and Family, I was so saddened to hear about Jack’s passing. Nancy, I know it has been many years since I have seen you but your dear husband and I go back to the 1980’s when Dennis McCann introduced us. I am so happy that after Dennis’s passing I called Jack and drove to see him at the shop. We talked about the old times and celebrated our longtime friendship. Such a great time with your dear husband. Little did I know that great ti e would be the last. Please accept my sincere condolences for you and your family. Jack was a dear friend and will be deeply missed. May God Bless you and your family Nancy and your great husband. Sincerely, DAVID

Kent Hay - Jun 18, 2022

Bruce: I was out of town doing a week long bicycle ride. Very sorry to hear about Jack. He was a great guy who took care of me with his clothing samples. So sorry for your loss.

Rita - Jun 17, 2022

My deepest sympathies Bruce on the passing of your brother John, my prayers are with you and Al and your family

Edwin Brown - Jun 16, 2022

I was sad to see Jack's Obituary in the Dispatch, he was a great friend of my brother Ken and myself since North High School Days. He will be greatly missed.

Wolfgang Kurapkat - Jun 16, 2022

I was shocked and saddened to hear about Jack’s passing. I have known him for years. He was always friendly and upbeat. Though we had a business relationship at Fancher Rd., I considered him a friend also. He will be missed by many. Wolfie

Wolfgang Kurapkat - Jun 16, 2022

I was shocked and saddened to hear about Jack’s passing. I have known him for years. He was always friendly and upbeat. Though we had a business relationship at Fancher Rd., I considered him a friend also. He will be missed by many. Wolfie

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