AKRON-Tom B. Babcox, chairman of the board of Babcox Publications, which owns Tire Review, died Jan. 3 in Akron. He was 75. In 1991, Mr. Babcox had retired as president of Babcox Publications, a publishing company that produces seven automotive trade magazines, which, besides Tire Review, include Brake & Front End, Automotive Rebuilder and BodyShop Business.
He remained chairman of the company until his death.
His son, Bill, succeeded him as president of the company, which was founded by his late father, Edward S. Babcox, in 1920.
Other survivors include his wife, Mary, who is treasurer of Babcox Publications; daughter Becky Babcox, corporate secretary; two other daughters, Lucy Morris and Sarah Harrity; another son, Tom Jr.; and six grandchildren.