Ron Badley, longtime resident of the Sunny Slope area Southeast of Ralston, passed away Sunday, July 4, 2010 in Tulsa. He was 67.
Ron was born November 15, 1942 at Webb, Oklahoma, the son of George Wesley Badley and Dorothy F. Gore Badley. He was a 1961 graduate of Shidler High School. Ron was married to Rita Jo Jody Anderson on August 17, 1962 at Webb City, Oklahoma. He attended Oklahoma State University where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Animal Science, and a Masters Degree in Education. He served as the Ralston School Superintendent, and a county auditor with the State Auditor and Inspectors Office. Ron was noted for his raising, breeding and training performance Quarter horses, traveling throughout the country to various shows. He was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and the Oklahoma Cattlemans Association. His enjoyments were his work with the horses and cattle, and spending time with his grandsons. He was also a student in the Advanced Osage language program. Ron was also well known as the type of person that never met a stranger.
Ron is survived by his wife, Jody, of the home his daughter, Jackie Badley and son, Jay Badley, both of Sunny Slope two grandsons, Jesse Badley III, known as Trey and Perry Joe Badley, both of Hominy three brothers, Perry Badley and Joe Badley, both of Ponca City, and Pat Badley of Little Rock, Arkansas one sister, Yvonne Faulkenberry, of Blanchard, Oklahoma several nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Bobby Gene Badley.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 8, 2010 at the Grayhorse Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the HunsakerWooten Funeral Home of Fairfax.
Casket bearers will be Buddy Bledsoe, Billy Bledsoe, Cody Bledsoe, Jim Hadlock, Kelly Corbin and Jim Stacy.