Hopkins - Rector Funeral Home

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Philip Henderson Badger

January 12, 1930October 7, 2019

Rev. Philip Henderson Badger, 89, of Greencastle passed away Monday, October 7, 2019, at his residence.

Philip was born in Graysville, Indiana on January 12, 1930, the son of Frank and Beulah (Raines) Badger, and was a graduate of Graysville High School. Rev. Badger earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Butler University and his Master’s Degree in Criminology from Indiana State University.

Rev. Badger pastored for over 30 years at Reelsville United Methodist Church and worked as a Chaplin and in administration at the Putnamville Correctional Facility.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Freda Badger; a daughter, Sondra Bowen, (husband-Howard), Greencastle; a sister, Eunice Hanthorn, Watertown, South Dakota; two grandsons, Christopher Bowen, (wife-Sara), Rosedale, and Seth Bowen, (wife-Nikki), Oberlin, Ohio; seven great-grandchildren, Pearl, Oliver, Evie, Ayden, Kinsley, Abel, and Tyler; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; and one brother.

Services will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Reelsville United Methodist Church, 7114 S County Road 635 W, Reelsville, Indiana 46171. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. And also one hour prior to time of service at the church on Thursday. Burial will follow in Merom Cemetery in Merom, Indiana.

Memories may be shared with the family at www.Hopkins-Rector.com.


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 10, 2019


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Londa Sevier

October 9, 2019

Deepest sympathy to the Badger family. Londa Rumple Sevier formally from Graysville, Indiana.

Hilarie (Hanthorn) Folk

October 9, 2019

To my Aunt Freda, cousin Sondra and her family and to all of the family of Uncle Phil Badger my deepest and sincerest condolences go out to you. Uncle Phil was a selfless man who dedicated his life to the Lord and his family. He did so much to help others. He was a true servant of the Lord. I have many great find memories we all made during our times together! He is forever in our hearts and memories! Celebrate his life knowing that he is joining the Lord in Heaven and being reunited with his family and friends who were called home before him. Love always, your niece and cousin, Hilarie Folk