David Earl Babcock was born on August 26, 1951, to LP and Barbara (Thomas) Babcock in Fulton, KY. He graduated from Odessa High School and attended Odessa College and North Texas State University. On May 4, 1978, he married Debbi Cline in Midland. David worked for the Midland County Sheriff’s Department for nine years. They moved to Lubbock in 1997, and David worked as a Texas Tech University Police Officer. In December, he retired after 21 years of service. David took great pride in his career in law enforcement, but the joy of his life came from the time he spent with his grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Terry Babcock.David is survived by his loving wife, Debbi; two daughters, Jeanne Babcock and partner Michael Salazar, and Brandi Montoya and husband Michael; two grandchildren, Makayla Salazar, and Blayke Montoya; a brother, Billy Babcock and wife Nelta all of Lubbock; and a sister in law, Shirley Babcock of Odessa.