Duane Badgett Obituary

Duane R. Badgett
Duane R. Badgett

August 2, 1927 - March 21, 2013
Born in Mt. Vernon, Illinois
Resided in Granite City, IL
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Duane R. Badgett, 85, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 1:42 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, Georgia.

He was born August 2, 1927 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, a son of the late Wilton Dewey and Bessie (Eller) Badgett.

He married Mona "Eileene" (Whitsell) Badgett on December 5, 1944 in St. Louis, Missouri and she preceded him in death on June 30, 2011.

He retired in 1989 from Norfolk and Southern Railroad after many years of dedicated service as a carman. He proudly served his country with the United States Army during World War II and the Korean War. He was a life member of the AMVETS Post #204 and the American Legion in Granite City; a member of the Transportation Communications International Union since 1943 and a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church in Granite City.

He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by five sons and four daughters-in-law, Bill and Susan Badgett of Dallas, Texas, Jerry Badgett of Granite City, Scott and Tana Badgett of Maryville, Jeff and Barb Badgett of Granite City and Bradley and Kim Badgett of Granite City; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; one sister, Geraldine Wilson of Mt. Vernon, Illinois; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Wilton "Bud" Badgett and one sister, Peggy Hall.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2013 with Chaplain Jim Donahue officiating.

Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.

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Irwin Chapel
3960 Maryville Road
Granite City, IL US 62040
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Irwin Chapel
3960 Maryville Road
Granite City, IL US 62040
Thursday, March 28, 2013
10:00 AM
Sunset Hill Memorial Estates
50 Fountain Drive
Glen Carbon, IL US 62034
Thursday, March 28, 2013


American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
The American Heart Association's mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular disease and stroke. The association was founded in 1924 and today is the nation's largest national voluntary health agency devoted to defeating heart disease and stroke, which together claim about 950,000 lives each year and rank as our nation's No. 1 and No. 3 killers. To prevent, treat and ultimately defeat these diseases, the association funds research, creates and implements professional and public education programs focusing on improving emergency care and reducing risk factors, holds community service activities and engages in advocacy efforts to safeguard American's health.
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