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Clinton Babbitt

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Clinton Babbitt

Place of birth: Miami, OK

Clinton “Clint” Babbitt was born August 10, 1936 in Miami, OK.  He was the 1st son of William & Loraine Babbitt. He grew up in Ok. Then relocated to Redondo Beach,  CA with his father at the age of 15. He graduated from Redondo Beach High School. After high school he pursued a career with United Airlines.  He married Lavon “Sam” Purington in 1955. They had 5 children together. He started working for General Motors in 1957. He spent 35 years working for GM, while also attending school to become an engineer. In 1964 he married his 2nd wife Joan Marie Roberts. Together they raised 2 of Clint’s daughters and resided in Gardenia, CA.  Clint was a cancer survivor beating his battle with stomach cancer in 1984. He retired from GM  in 1989. After his retirement he worked full-time at being a landlord to various apartments that he had purchased throughout the years. Clint enjoyed trips to the Redondo Beach pier, fishing and spending time with his family. He tried his hand at a variety of “get rich schemes”. Also in his later years he enjoyed getting involved in yoga and riding bikes at the beach. He enjoyed tinkering with things and was well known for taking items apart in order to rebuild them to make them more “efficient”. He always wore a smile and had plenty of stories to share with whoever took the time to sit and talk with him.

Funeral Notice Detail

Clint passed peacefully at his home in Torrance,  CA  on Sunday evening August 21, 2016. He was 80. At the time of his passing he was surrounded by family. He was preceded in death by both his parents, 1 brother William Babbitt, his 2nd wife Joan and his 1st son Clinton.  He is survived by his sisters Emily & Clara and his brother Leon, his children Shona Babbitt & Sherm Scott, Prescott,  AZ,  Rhonda Babbitt & Gary Van Slyke, Prescott, AZ, Cheryl (Babbitt) & Bart Murray,  Vacaville,  CA & Cindy (Babbitt) Shaw, Vacaville, CA. He had 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.  There will be a viewing from 9:30am-12:30pm on September 3rd, 2016, followed by a graveside service

A Memorial Service will be held at

Roosevelt Memorial Park And Mortuary

18255 S. Vermont

Gardena , CA 90248

On: Sep 03, 2016 — At: 1:00 PM

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