William Badgett Sr.
South Glens Falls – William M. Badgett Sr., 83, passed away on Sunday, December 30th, 2012. He was born on July 27th, 1929, in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of the late Loch and Ella Elmore Badgett.
William married the love of his life Patricia Sabino, they were married for 47 years. She predeceased him on February 22nd, 2000.
William was a thoroughbred jockey in his younger years and worked for Woody Stevens breaking yearlings at the estate of Harry F. Guggenheim, Port Washington, Long Island. For many years, William worked as an assistant trainer and in his later years he worked for his son William Badgett Jr, until his retirement.
He had a great deal of love for his family, friends and horses. He was very soft-spoken, kind, compassionate and a devoted family man. His blue eyes and great smile won everyone’s love.
William is survived by: sons, William Jr. Badgett, Michael (JoAnn) Badgett,Tracy (Dina) Badgett and Anthony Sabino; daughters, Peggy (Bob) Jenkins and Nina Curley; sisters, Doris (Buddy) Sales and Betty Smith; grandchildren, Michael (Susan) Badgett Jr., Margaret Jenkins, Brooke, Brandon, Brian Badgett, Alexis Rose Badgett and Maja Sabino; great-grandchildren, Kylie and Amia.
He was pre-deceased by parents, wife, brother, Louis and nine sisters.
The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to Nurses Maureen and Kerri from at The Pines, along with William’s aides Matthew, Ashley, Kelley, Tiffany and Christy for the great care and compassion they gave to William.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 5th, 2013, 11:00 a.m., at St. Michael the Archangel Church, 80 Saratoga Ave., South Glens Falls, NY. Friends and family may call from 9:00 -10:45 a.m. prior to the service on Saturday at the church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Simone Funeral Home, 402 Maple Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 584-2240.