Robert Badgley, 63, Munfordville, Kentucky, and a former Tipton resident, died at 9:42 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at his residence. He was born August 9, 1943 in Gary to Clyde A. & Bertha (Smith) Badgley. After the death of his father, he was raised by his mother and step-father, Clifford White. He grew up in Crown Point and lived in Tipton until moving to Kentucky in 2001. He married Vickie Booher in 1975 and she died in September 1989. On October 21, 1990, he married Nell Copeland and she survives.
Bob was a production worker at Chrysler Transmission in Kokomo for over 28 years, retiring in 2000. He was a member of the Moose, Eagles, Elks, VFW and American Legion in Rochester before transferring his memberships to Kentucky. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
Survivors besides his wife Nell include three sons, Robert Badgley, Jr. and Mike Badgley and his wife Lisa , all of Chattanooga, Tennessee and Kevin Badgley and his wife Lori, Kokomo; two daughters, Dottie Hadricky and her husband Jim, Baltimore, Maryland and Annette Thornsbury, Kokomo; two step-sons, Tennyson Copeland and his wife Lori and Ronnie Copeland and his wife Sandy, all of Kokomo.
Bob is also survived by one grandson, Kevin Badgley; one step grandson, Ronald Copeland III; eight granddaughters, Megan Koch and husband Mike, Shanna Badgley, Kirsten Burke, Sharra Thornsbury, Mikela Badgley, Natasha Thornsbury, Brook Badgley and Kahlee Smith; one step-granddaughter, Rheadawn Dobbs.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Clyde J. Badgley and two sisters, Shirley Badgley and Judy White.
His funeral will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 10 at Young-Nichols Funeral Home, Tipton. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Tipton. Visitation will be from 2:00-8:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
The family would like to especially thank Tennyson Copeland for his help throughout Bob's illness.