Sheridan native, Floyd Brooks Badgett, 88, passed away peacefully on April 14th, 2017 at his home surrounded by his devoted family.
Born May 19th, 1928 in Sheridan to Mark and Edith Badgett, he attended Sheridan High School and graduated in 1947. Known for his work ethic, Floyd began working at Buick Motor Company at the age of 14 before transitioning to Cook Ford Sales where he worked for 47 years.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1948-1952 as a Machinist’s Mate on the USS Hector during the Korean War. He was proud to be a veteran and to serve his country. Floyd was known for his friendly personality, trustworthiness, and willingness to help anyone in need. He was a hard worker who dedicated his time and energy going above and beyond for the people of Sheridan. He was highly respected by the Sheridan community and was a devoted and supportive friend of law enforcement.
Floyd was a longstanding member of several Sheridan organizations. He was a past Patron of Friendship Chapter #51 OES, past Worshipful Master of Big Horn Mountain Lodge #43, past Commander of American Legion, and was the oldest living member of the Royal Order of Jesters in Sheridan at the time of his passing. He was also a member of Kalif Shrine, Scottish Rite, Elks Lodge #520, VFW, the Big Horn Mountain Cabin Owners’ Association, and served as president of the Sheridan County Sportsmen’s Association. Throughout his life, Floyd was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed spending time in the Bighorn Mountains fishing, hunting, and snowmobiling with his friends and family, and staying at the family cabin.
Floyd married Barbara Jo Neuschwander on December 12th, 1952 in Sheridan. They had six children, Rick Badgett (Anita), Nancy Rexroat (Larry), Beth Ferries (Dave), Randy Badgett (Lori), Debbie Plummer (Alan), and Kathy Baker.
Floyd was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and siblings, Barbara Jane Badgett, Virgil “Tubby” Badgett, and Mark Badgett. He is survived by his siblings, Al Badgett (Ruth), Virginia Hannum, Art Badgett (Judy), and Maurine Badgett; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Floyd’s life will be held Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the First Christian Church, 102 S. Connor Street in Sheridan, with Pastors Doug Goodwin and Corky Yellowtail officiating. A private burial for the family will take place at Sheridan Municipal Cemetery with military honors. There will be a reception for family and friends after the service at Kalif Shrine.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Floyd B. Badgett to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be written at www.championfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Champion Funeral Home.