George Michael Babula, Sr., 72, of Williston, Florida, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016.

Mr. Babula was born in Miami, Florida on March 9, 1944 and served his country in the United States Army. He was a Lieutenant with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office at the Alachua County Jail. Mr. Babula loved animals, and over the years rescued as many as he was able. He enjoyed fishing, collecting tools and toy cars. He was Catholic.

He is survived by his wife, Carmel Faith Babula of Williston; son, George Michael Babula, Jr. of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; daughter, Paula (Edward) Davis of Cape Coral, Florida; step-daughter, Elizabeth Warren of Melrose, Florida; sister, Betty Betts of Ocean, New Jersey; five grandchildren and one great grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel, 1301 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland, Florida on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 2 p m.

Arrangements have been placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Chiefland Chapel, 352-493-0050.