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John E. Babcock

June 25, 1951 January 23, 2013
John E. Babcock
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Obituary for John E. Babcock

John Ellis Babcock 61, of Clear Lake Michigan, passed away on January 23, 2013 succumbing to cancer. There will be no funeral services per the request of the deceased. Burial will take place at a later date. Burial arrangements are being handled by Sisson Funeral Home of Gladwin, Michigan. John was born in West Branch, Michigan on June 25, 1951 the son of Jack and Evelyn Babcock. John spent many of his early years in management positions within the Cable TV industry taking him to several states within the U.S. John left the Cable Company returning to Michigan settling in Clear Lake. He was a bar tender at the Clear Lake Bar for about 12 years, but then left the bar business to start a snow Removal and Landscaping service which is still in place today. John loved a good game of golf, a little fishing and getting together with family and friends for a good old fashion Bar-B-Q whenever time allowed. You’d know John by the smile on his face, his easy disposition and a new joke every day. Surviving John is his best friend and partner of 13 years Karen Donnelly, son Chad (Kristen) Babcock of Texas, daughter Lindsey Hoxie of Traverse City and stepson Greg Vaneckenvort of Chicago, Il, a brother Joe (Lynn) Babcock and sister Kathy (Bill) Cartwright all of Sault Ste. Marie. John is also survived by several nieces and nephews, three grandchildren, Tylor, Vincent and Sophia. He was predeceased by his father Jack, his mother Evelyn Babcock DeMeritt and step-mother Mickie. The family would like to thank those who have been especially helpful giving care to john over the past several months. Dr. Levandowski-Bay Regional Medical Center and all her staff, West Branch Regional Medical, The Seaton Center, The Visiting Nurses from McClaren and his dedicated friends & loved ones Larry Brauning, Ed & Sue Morrish, Brian Graham, Becky & Jeff Welter, Patricia Brauning and Doreen Masters.

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