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David William Badgett U.S. Veteran

June 10, 1943 - June 22, 2013

David William Badgett of Tonto Basin, went home to the Lord on June 22, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born June 10, 1943 in Paris, Texas to William Travis Badgett and Norine Bettis Badgett.
Mr. Badgett served in the U.S. Air Force as a fireman during the Vietnam era. After retiring from the Arizona Department of Corrections, he started a successful pumping business in Florence.
He moved to Tonto Basin to pursue his lifelong hobby of fishing. He had many talents — from cooking Thanksgiving dinner to building a house. He was an amazing husband, father, brother and friend.
Mr. Badgett is survived by his loving wife, Peggy; daughters, Trudy (Nathan) Maple and Tanya (Jeremy) Kirkpatrick; brother, Travis Badgett; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m., Friday, June 28 at Messinger Payson Funeral Home, 901 S. Westerly Road, with interment following at Mountain Meadows Memorial Park, 349 Upper Round Valley Road, Payson.