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☛ C. T. Babcock’s death still undetermined 3-18-17


By Glory Ann Kurtz
March 18, 2017

C. T. Babcock and El Senor Red

Since Feb. 24, 2017, when Clayton Thomas (C. T.) Babcock, Gainesville, Texas, was found shot to death in his back yard, there has been no official conclusion about who pulled the trigger.

The 41-year-old son of Jim Babcock, Sanger, Texas, and Sharon Butler, Gainesville, Texas, was raised in the horse industry and rode and showed many of the industry’s best horses.

According to his obituary, published in the Denton Record Chronicle, C. T., graduated from Gainesville High School, Gainesville, Texas, in 1993 and was voted student body president and played offensive tackle for the Gainesville, High School. He attended East Texas State and the University of North Texas. At the time of his death, he was employed by Bill Utter Ford. He also enjoyed working with computers and excelled at anything electronically related.

C. T. was born on Oct. 9, 1975 in Chatham, Ontario, Canada. His grandfather, Ross Clayton Babcock still lives in Alymer, Ontario, Canada. His grandmother, Anna Jean Babcock  predeceased him. His other grandmother Marian Elaine Williamson lives in Skippack, Pa., while his other grandfather Thomas Robert Williamson of Skippack is deceased.

He also has three children: daughters Riley Evelyn Babcock and Ryan Lane Babcock of Aubrey, Texas, and a son, Jaxon Burdette Babcock of Gainesville. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in law Troy and Jaime Babcock of Wheelock, Texas, and a step-sister Lydia Butler of Gainesville, Texas, as well as nieces Skylar Renee and Lexy Lena Babcock of Wheelock, Texas and Maddison Jane VanHoose of Gainesville, Texas.

The family is planning a memorial Celebration of Life on the tentative date of April 2. In lieu of flowers there has been a trust fund set up for C. T.’s three children at First State Bank, Gainesville, Texas (C.T. Babcock Benefit Account, FBO Riley, Ryan and Jaxon Babcock).

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