Submitted by: T.D.
Edward Michale “Eddie” Badger was born on Wednesday, November 1, 1939 in Durant, Oklahoma to Robert Perry Badger, Sr. and Evelyn Marie (Inge) Badger. He passed from this life on Thursday, September 4, 2008 in Durant.
Eddie graduated from Durant High School in 1957. He had served in the National Guard 45th Division Tank Company from 1955 through 1957 while completing his high school education. Then he went into the Army and was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division and served at Ft. Bragg, Ft. Sill, and in Germany from 1957 through 1960. Upon returning he joined the Army Reserve and received a commission as a Second Lieutenant. He served in the 95th Division of the Army Reserve from 1960 through 1975. He retired as a Captain in ’75, but then joined the 45th Division again and served until 1982. He went to Southeastern Oklahoma State University from 1960 - 1964 and earned his Bachelors’ Degree. He worked for Louis Folderby Ford Dealership, sold ads for KSEO Radio Station and also worked for the Sheriff’s office. Eddie was a member of the First Christian Church, the Masonic Temple, Shriners and Elks Lodge. His hobby was collecting Army memorabilia. He was a very dedicated fan of the Sooners. He attended their games and spread enthusiasm for them wherever he went. Anyone who knew him knew he was an avid OU fan.
Eddie was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Evelyn Badger.
He is survived by his brother, Robert “Perry” Badger, Jr. and wife Mary of Houston, Texas; a nephew, Robert Perry “Rocky” Badger III of Wilburton, Oklahoma; a niece, Allison Horton and husband, Maurice of Wilmington, North Carolina; two great nephews, Robert Perry “P.J.” Badger IV and Chase Horton of Wilmington; two nieces, Katie and Chandler Horton both of Wilmington; cousins, Roy and Jimmye Badger of Durant; best friend, Mike Martin along with Richard, Paul, Pete and a host of others at the Elks Lodge and throughout Durant; and his special pal, “Cousin Deb” of Tom Bean, Texas.
Funeral services for Eddie will be at the Dalton-Holmes Chapel in Durant at 2:00 PM on Tuesday with Rev. Jon Goeringer officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery with Pete Cartwright, Paul Pate, Darwin Faulds, Randy Foster, Glen Burke, Danny Russell, Ronnie Glaze, James Dunham, Junior Manners and Rocky Badger serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Pate, Mike Martin, Ron Langston and Lynwood Lilly.
Visitation will be tonight from 5-8 PM at the funeral home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Dalton-Holmes Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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