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Nancy Carol Badger

Bristol, Va.

Nancy Carol Badger, was born February 21, 1939, in Abingdon, Va. She went to be with the Lord on May the 16th, 2020 in the early hours of the morning peacefully in her sleep while at home. She was 81 years old.

Nancy was a lifelong resident of Southwest Virginia, a place she was proud to call home. Nancy was a lover of all things beautiful and could make anything beautiful with a little bit of love, vision, and a can of spray paint. Nothing in life gave her more pleasure than her family and close friends.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, O.H. and Elsie Groseclose; her loving son, Eddie Ray Badger; four brothers and one sister.

Nancy is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Fred Ray Badger; daughter, Dianna Badger Esterline; grandchildren, Misty Raye Esterline and significant other, Zachary Phillips; Christopher “Adam” Badger and significant other, Bradley Parris. She is also survived by a sister, Peggy Vaughn and husband, Sam; brother, Larry Wayne Groseclose and wife, Terry; special niece, Sandy Groseclose who was always by her side; as well as many other nieces and nephews; her special friends that she loved like family and claimed as her children, Glenna “Shorty” Roark and husband, Henry as well as Jennifer Boggs.

Nancy’s survivors were not only blessed to have her as a wife, mother, sister and grandmother, but also as a friend.

Upon her request, there will be no formal service or visitation. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 950 W Faris Rd, Greenville, SC 29605.

Condolences may be expressed online at

Frost Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 250 E. Main St., Abingdon, Va., is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Badger.


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