John Charles Baber, 31, of Irving passed from this life, July 7, 2013, at his residence. A memorial service celebrating John's life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013, at First United Meth-odist Church in Athens. Arrangements are under direction of Ingram Funeral Home, Quinlan.
John was born Dec. 9, 1981, in Dallas to Johnny and Lisa Trammell Baber. He grew up in Athens and graduated from Athens High School in 2000. After graduation John joined the U.S. Air Force
and served for six years. In 2001 he married Kimberlie Boger and they had a son, Benjamin Baber, born in 2002. John was employed at Verizon Inc. in Irving where he was an implementation engineer.
He is loved and will be missed by his mother, Lisa Trammell Turner, of Tyler; father, Johnny Baber, of Garland; stepfather, Mike Turner, of Athens; son, Benjamin Michael Baber, of Whitehouse; brothers, Jason Baber and James Baber, both of Dallas, and Keith Turner, of Decatur; sisters, Christina Turner Rooney, of Murphy, and Heather Turner Miles, of Tacoma, Wash.; and grandmother, Annette Trammell, of Athens. He will be deeply missed by many other family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Wounded Warriors or