He was surrounded by family to watch over him during this last journey. He was born on March 31, 1927, son of the late William and Vivian (Buttolph) Babcock. Before graduating from New London Washington High School, he entered the U. S. Navy, during the WWII era, finishing his senior year and graduating after his service to our country. Jack was a hardworker his entire life – both at his job and as a fisherman. He loved every day and let it show. Jack was employed at New London Engineering as a fabricator for many years. He then worked in highway construction for many years, finally retiring from Poppy Plumbing. He especially loved time spent with his grandchildren. For 95 years he enjoyed an uncomplicated life and lived it as he wanted. Jack was a quiet humble man who was fortunate to have many family and friends to care for throughout his life, and in return to be there when he needed them, and to remind him why we are here. He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast owning several motorcycles throughout his lifetime. He built his own 3-wheeler out of a VW Bug engine and it is still in the family to this day.
Jack is survived by his children: Jerry Babcock, daughter-in-law Sue (Ricky) Babcock, Teresa (Richard) Lassen, Tammy (Lee) McFaul, Tracy (Tony) Scrivens; grandchildren: Missy (Brian) Kempen, Jenny (Kevin) Meyer, Andrea (Tommy) McFaul, Heather (Trapper) Danke, Sarah (Kevin) Guyette, Teresa (John) Hardy, Melanie Scrivens, Eric Scrivens; great-grandchildren: Samual (Jodi) Spruce, Trevor Spruce, Benjamin Meyer, Olivia Meyer, Griffin Danke, Tyler Rusin, Miranda Rusin, Kaitlynn Guyette, Kennedy Guyette and great-great-granddaughter Scarlett Spruce. He was preceded in death by Esther Babcock, parents William and Vivian Babcock, son Eric Babcock, sisters and brothers-in-law, Alice (Teddy) Wilson and Mavis (Robert) Willes; and son-in-law Tony Scrivens.
Happy Trails to You Dad….Grandpa….Friend. You’ll be forever in our hearts!
Funeral services for Jack will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 2, 2022 at Cline & Hanson Funeral Home, New London with Chaplain Cliff Mast officiating. Visitation will be held at the Cline & Hanson Funeral Home on Monday from 4-7 p.m. Burial will be in the Northport Ostrander Cemetery, Town of Mukwa.
Jack’s family would like to extend a special thank you to all the staff at Monarch Meadows and the Washington Center for all your loving and compassionate care for Jack for the past several years. And thank you for being his special family of angels through COVID when we could not be there.
Cline & Hanson Funeral Home in New London is serving the family. www.clinehansonfunerahome.com