SHERMAN - Mr. Badge Steedman, 88 entered into eternal peace on Monday, July 28th. 2014 at the Renaissance in Sherman, Texas.|
Badge was born September 6, 1925; son of the late John R. Steedman and Bertie Badgett Steedman. His father was a school superintendent and his mother was a school teacher, thus started his thirst for knowledge and education. He studied business at the University of North Texas and then enlisted in the army and served in World War II as a paratrooper in the 82nd Air Borne; the only division declared by President Eisenhower as the ""All American"" because of their service and dedication to our country. Badge received the Purple Heart, Silver and Bronze stars.
Upon his return, he found the love of his life, Dorothy, and was soon married and they had two daughters, Sara and Sharon.
His entrepreneurial spirit was evident in his numerous business ventures including the Dairy Queen franchises he acquired.
In addition to his military service, Badge served his community as president of the Denison School Board, president of the Denison Boy's Club, volunteer at the Texoma Medical Center, he was involved in the Shriner's, and was a member of the Lonestar Masonic Lodge # 403.
As a life-long member of Waples Methodist Church, Badge served as an usher for many years. Badge was known for his fashion sense. He collected various ties during his many world travels. The pallbearers will each be wearing one of his ties at his memorial service.
He leaves his loving memories to be cherished by his sweetheart Dorothy, daughters, Sara Steedman Coulter and husband, Ray Coulter of Fort Worth, Texas and Sharon Steedman Munson of Boston, Mass.; granddaughters, Kassandra Kubala Hancock and husband, Bannon Hancock of Houston, Texas, Chelsea Rae Coulter of Dallas, Texas; grandsons, John DeGolian Munson ll of Las Vegas, Nev., Benjamin Badgett Munson, his namesake, of Corpus Christie, Texas; great granddaughter, Annelise Elizabeth Hancock of Houston; sister, Anora Syble Steedman of Austin, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in eternal life by his parents, sister, Winona Joyce Kirkland, brothers, John R. Steedman, William Seth Steedman, Edwin Keith Steedman and Donald J. Steedman, grandson John Eric Badgett Kubala and granddaughter, the apple of his eye, Eloise Elizabeth Munson.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Fisher Funeral Home 604 West Main Street Denison, TX.
Come honor and celebrate Badge Steedman at his memorial service at 10 a.m. Thursday at Waples Methodist Church 830 West Main Street Denison, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for memorials to be made in his name to the
: 4144 N. Central Expressway Suite #750, Dallas, TX. 75204 (www.alz.org/greaterdallas).
Our heartfelt thanks to our supportive family, Ann Smith, Harry Smith, Dr. Duke Carlson, nurse ""Nancy"", Rev. Jim Bowden, Heart to Heart Home Hospice and The Renaissance in Sherman.
Condolences may be registered online at www.fisherfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home.
Published in The Herald Democrat from July 29 to July 30, 2014