William Sherrill Badgett, Sr. was born on July 11, 1945 in Pensacola, Florida, the only child born to William H. and Blanche E. Badgett. Prior to his retirement, William worked in various fields; Douglas Aircraft. He owned a trucking business. He was the first black Pattern Maker for Pacific Pump Industry and retired from USF Best Way Transportation as a Truck Driver in 2002. Williams hobbies included: fishing, auto repair, CB Radio, camping and gardening. On October 24, 2018 in Hemet, California William completed his earthly life journey, and transitioned into eternal life with the Lord. He is survived by his three children; daughter, Lakisatha (Mechie) and her husband David King, daughter, Marnie Badgett-Ellefson and son, William Badgett II; grandsons, Christyn and Quoran; former wives, Shirley Ann Ellis and Vivian Badgett as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
"If You Could See Me Now"
If you could see me now you wouldn't shed a tear,
Though you may not understand why,
I am no longer there.
Remember my spirit,
That is the real me.
Because I'm still very much alive, I've just been set free!
Oh, if you could only see!
I have beheld our Father's face and I've touched my Savior's hand.
All of Heavens angels rejoiced as I entered the promised land.
Beyond the gates of pearl, I 've walked on the golden streets,
I've touched the walls of jasper and dipped my foot in the crystal sea.
The beauty is beyond words and nothing could compare,
I've even seen your mansion and someday, I'll meet you there.
Let Jesus be your guide because His Word will show you the way!
So, please don't cry because we will meet again someday.