OBITUARY

Earl LeRoy Babbitt III

June 23, 1956February 13, 2013

Earl LeRoy Babbitt, III, 56, of Atlanta, died at Hospice Atlanta Center on February 13, 2013, after a 14-month battle with cancer. He was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia, where he attended Monte Sano Elementary, Tubman Junior, and Richmond Academy. He was an Eagle Scout and a member of Order of the Arrow with Vigil Honor. He worked summers in the family plumbing business before moving to Atlanta to enter Georgia Tech in 1974. As a student, he pledged Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity, which he served as an organization advisor for many years after graduation. He began working at Georgia Tech through the co-op program, then left school to work full-time in the Office of the Registrar. He attended Georgia State University at night and received his bachelor's degree in 1986. He retired from Georgia Tech in 2012 after 33 years of employment there, most recently in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, having obtained the Georgia Tech Master's Degree he so desired in 2003. He was a talented and respected softball player, an avid enthusiast and supporter of the space program, and a compassionate Keeshond rescuer. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Stephanie Staples Babbitt; parents, Earl L. Babbitt, Jr., and George Ann Penton Babbitt, of Augusta; sister and brother-in-law, Lisa and Warren Anderson, of Madison, AL; nieces, Jessi Anderson Evans (Sean), Katie Anderson, and Kelsey Anderson; a great-nephew and great-niece; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and loyal friends. The body was cremated. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at 12:00 noon, at Floral Hills Funeral Home in Tucker, GA, with a reception following. The family asks that his friends wear informal clothes in cheerful colors, particularly Georgia Tech white and gold, to celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Earl's memory to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Eureka Springs, AR 72632.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 2, 2013
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Anna

March 11, 2013

Earl was the finest man I have ever known, and I am a better person for having known him. I feel immensely lucky to have had that chance. I will never forget his kindness, his patience, or his general awesomeness, and will always remember the times we spent at Braves games with special fondness.

Heart Lawson

March 6, 2013

I worked with Earl at Georgia Tech and he was such a very nice man, always had a smile. He will be missed.

Kirk & Julie Kissack

March 5, 2013

Before Julie & I moved to Arkansas in 2008, I spoke with Earl, never the least bit aware that this conversation might be our last. He was the consummate gentleman and a fine softball teammate for several seasons and the world is a far poorer place for his passing. One of the best opposite field hitters Ive ever seen and a fine teammate. When its my time and I cross over and fine another team to play on beyond, Im sure Ill see Earl again with his friendly smile , holding that lineup card.

Jack Thornton

March 5, 2013

I just learned of Earl's death. I went to school with Earl from Monte Sano thru Richmond. He was a friend and will be missed by all that ever knew him.

Richard proto

March 2, 2013

I am very sorry to hear of earls passing we went to Richmond together and I used to drop him off after school at the shop on Ellis st he will be missed

March 2, 2013

Earl will remain forever in our hearts. We are proud to have known Earl - his gentle ways have blessed us. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Karen and Jack Landgren

Lisa Babbitt Anderson

February 28, 2013

Lisa Babbitt Anderson

February 28, 2013

Lisa Babbitt Anderson

February 28, 2013

Lisa Babbitt Anderson

February 28, 2013