Doodle was the son of Arlie Ivan Babb and Mazella Jones Babb. He was born near Eldorado. He was a 2nd Lt in the US Army and served in Korea. He and Kay Marie Drake were married 18 May 1964 in Eldorado, Oklahoma. Her obituary states they were married in 18 May 1963. They were parents of one child, Ivan. Doodle was murdered near Eldorado.