August 31, 1952March 24, 2020
Obituary of Charles I BABCOCK III
Charles I. (“C.I.” or “Charley”) Babcock, III; 67, of Clearwater, Florida, went to be with his Lord on March 24th, 2020; after a 22 year battle against aggressive cancer. He was born in Coral Gables, Florida in 1952; the son of Charles I. Babcock Jr. and Mary (Hays) Babcock. He earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in civil engineering from Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia. He married the love of his life, Mary Anne (Westbrook) Babcock, of Gainesville, Georgia, in 1975. Charley was a devoted follower and disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ. He was a long time member of Harborside Christian Church, where he served as an elder and a Bible study teacher. C.I. was employed in the home building and community development business and founded Cornerstone Communities, Inc. in 1981. Charley had a heart to serve his community and in particular, to help those who are frail and vulnerable. C.I. and Mary Anne served on the board of Family First for more than 27 years. He served on the board of Vincent House, a recovery-through-work outreach to those suffering with mental illnesses. Charley loved his family, one of his greatest joys was spending family time together. He was predeceased by his father, Charles I. Babcock, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Mary Anne; son, Charles Joshua (“Josh”) Babcock of Safety Harbor, FL; son, Christopher Hays Babcock (Kacy) of Greenville SC; daughter, Laura Elizabeth Baxley (Anderson) of Greenville, SC; four grandchildren; mother, Mary Hays Babcock of Vero Beach, FL; sister, Dr. Evelyn Babcock of Dallas, TX; brother, Calvin H. Babcock (Becky) of Ocala, FL; and sister, Lisa B. Taylor (Jim) of Vero Beach, FL, and their families. A memorial service will be postponed due to the current outbreak of the covid-19 virus. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations would be a blessing to many, and can be directed to Harborside Christian Church (, Family First (, or Vincent House (

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