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482291_origThe Crozet Volunteer Fire Department is sad to report the passing of CVFD Lifetime member and former CVFD Chief Bubba Baber.  Bubba passed away on the morning of August 1, 2014 after fighting a courageous battle with cancer.

Mr. Robert Charles Baber
Robert Charles “Bubba” Baber, age 44, of Crozet died on Friday, August 1, 2014 at a local hospital. Born in Charlottesville on February 18, 1970 he was the son of Fay Funk Baber and the late Roger L. Baber, Sr. Bubba is survived by his loving wife of 23 years Tracey E. Baber; his son, Jacob L. Baber and his fiancée Amanda Collins; brother, Roger L. Baber, Jr.; sister, Lisa Jones; grandfather, Berlin Funk; mother and father-in-law, David and Joan Anderson; sister-in-law; Mary Mason; brothers-in law; Chuck Mason and David L. Anderson, Jr.; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by his daughter Elizabeth Baber and grandmother Ruby Funk. He was a very selfless man, wonderful father, loving husband, doting son and caring brother. Bubba was a fourth generation volunteer firefighter with Crozet Volunteer Fire Department. He served 30 years with seven of those as Chief. He also served with the Western Albemarle Rescue Squad. A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 4, 2014 at Rockgate Cemetery, Crozet, with Chaplain Tammy James officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department and the Western Albemarle Rescue Squad. Shuttle service will be available from Henley Middle School, 5880 Rockfish Gap Turnpike, Crozet, for those attending the service.