Douglas C. Badgley

October 31, 1928 ~ September 10, 2018 (age 89)

Badgley, Douglas C.  born October 31th 1928 peacefully passed away on September 10, 2018.


He was preceded in death by his parents Howard and Mabel Badgley and brother Arthur Badgley and wife of 65 years Carol Jean (Cassel) Badgley.


Douglas grew up on Rutledge Ave.  Graduated from Western Hills High School in Cincinnati Ohio and Otterbein University in Westerville Ohio. Doug was honorably discharged from the National Guard. While attending Otterbein University he met the love of his life Carol Jean Cassel of Dayton Ohio.


The two married in 1951 and raised four children in their homes in Vandalia and Tipp City Ohio, Jeffrey D. Badgley wife Ulrike, Michael C. Badgley Fiancé Deborah Hempel, Sally Ann (Badgley) Watson husband Steve and Julie (Badgley) Kasper and husband Craig.  Along with his children, Doug is survived by his grandchildren, Katy (Barclay) Wiggs, Megan (Andy) Crist, Marius Buesken, Marco Buesken, Carly (Jordan) Carden, Emily (Nate) Benedict, Jackson Badgley, Tori Hempel, Andrew Tate, Sarah (Steve) Gustavson, Tyler Watson, Liberty (Michael) Graham, Katy (Jay) Cullis, Molly (Mike) Suber, Benjamin Kasper and fiancé’, Lorena Gutierrez, Jacob Kasper and Alexandra Kasper and great grandchildren, Elijah and Ellison Wiggs, Skye Badgley, Max, Kaitlyn & Olivia Gustavson, Jackson Tate, Delaney Crist, Patrick & Cameron Graham, Opal & William Cullis and Alli & Emma Suber.


While attending Otterbein University he worked many part time jobs to help support his University life, Street Sweeper, Roofer and Fireman. Doug certainly was not afraid of hard work.


Following his Graduation from Otterbein they moved to Dayton and Doug took a position at Buckeye Iron and Brass Co. as a regional salesman of petroleum products, which began his career in that industry.


 In 1960 he founded Reliable Oil Equipment Inc. in a small building on First Street near Buckeye Iron and Brass in Dayton. The business flourished through his hard work and leadership throughout the years leading to his retirement in the late 80’s.  His two sons and partners, continued to operate and grow the business till it was sold in December 2012. At the time of sale the business had nine distribution branches in four states and was one of the largest distributors of petroleum products in the country. Doug was a great mentor to his family, partners and business associates.


During their retirement in Naples Carol and Doug loved their life together and enjoyed traveling, fishing, horses, boating and golf and shared their life together with friends, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, when they visited Naples Florida.


The past couple years have been difficult for Doug without Carol.   The family would like to give special thanks to Executive Director Tammy Wick and her staff at Randall Residence of Tipp City for the excellent care and friendship they provided Doug during his stay.


They regularly attended their home church Congregation Community Church in Naples, FL and while visiting in Ohio they attended the Living Word Church in Vandalia and Ginghamsburg Church in Tipp City. 


A memorial service for family and friends will be held on Monday September 17th at the Living Word Church, 926 E. National Rd. Vandalia, Ohio 45377. Visitation will start at 10:30am with a service to follow at 11:30am.    


Following the service friends and family are welcome to visit the Gathering room at the Hotel Gallery 109 E. Main St. Tipp City for food and refreshments.  Arrangements have been entrusted to FRINGS AND BAYLIFF FUNERAL HOME, 327 W. Main St., Tipp City, OH 45371. 

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