Alston Calhoun Badger, Jr.
  • In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be sent to either of the following charities which were chosen by Alston's sons.
  • Oceana

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“Alston Badger oversaw a case that I was a part of when I was very young. I contacted him many years later to discuss it with him. He was patient,...Read More »
1 of 100+ | Posted by: Natasha Akery - Charleston, SC

“I did not know Mr. Badger, he was the prosecutor on my husbands case many years ago. I just wanted to give the family my condolences and may he rest...Read More »
2 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Tavarez - NJ

“College of Charleston... Decades ago... But Alton stood out as always so genuine and kind. thinking of the whole family And esp. You Mimi.. Laura.. ”
3 of 100+ | Posted by: Laura Crowder Peace - Greenville, SC

“Through a grood friend in South Carolina we found out today of Alston Badger's death and we are deeply saddened by this tragic news. We met back in...Read More »
4 of 100+ | Posted by: Jane Elliot

“We are so very saddened to hear the news of Alston's passing. He was Doug's mock trial partner and soccer teammate in law school--talented in both,...Read More »
5 of 100+ | Posted by: - greenville, SC

“Hayward and family, My prayers go out to you and your family for the loss of your uncle. His memory will live on in all the lives he touched. RIP. ”
6 of 100+ | Posted by: Anne Rainwater - James Island, SC

“My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Badger family. I have great memories of camping with my father, Alston and his father as a child. I...Read More »
7 of 100+ | Posted by: William D. Anderson, III - SC

“Rest in Paradise ”
8 of 100+ | Posted by: - SC

“Alston and I were both among the James Islanders at Porter-Gaud, and we were on the same bus route until we both got our licenses. As we gained...Read More »
9 of 100+ | Posted by: John Sanders - Boston, MA

“Dear Badger Family, I'm very saddened to hear of your loss. I remember Alston from our days at P-G. I hope the knowledge that he was loved and...Read More »
10 of 100+ | Posted by: Tim Pittman - Chevy Chase, MD

“Dear Mrs. Badger, I knew Alston at the CofC when he played soccer. I used to play volleyball and basketball at the College and I remember that all...Read More »
11 of 100+ | Posted by: Carmen Foster - Knoxville, TN

“Dear Rett, Deedie, Betsy, Mary, Amy and Sally: (and nieces, nephews and other family members) You have all been in my thoughts and prayers since I...Read More »
12 of 100+ | Posted by: Peyre Lumpkin - Columbia, SC

“Mimi, Alston, McCain, (Callie and Tucker), Our prayer is that the awesome presence and power of Jesus will shine brightly in your lives, filling you...Read More »
13 of 100+ | Posted by: Laurie and Hank Kearse - SC

“Mary- I had hoped to be able to speak to you after the funeral but didn't see you when Steve and I were leaving the church. When I was reflecting on...Read More »
14 of 100+ | Posted by: Kate Schmutz

“Please accept my deepest sympathies in this time of grief. I was law school classmate of Alston and remember him to be an all-around great guy-...Read More »
15 of 100+ | Posted by: Michael Barcroft - Greenville

“My prayers and heart go out to Alston's family. I grew up watching him play soccer with Bobby at Porter while Hanging on two or three St. Bernards...Read More »
16 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“Mimi, Deepest sympathy in your time of sorrow ”
17 of 100+ | Posted by: William Morris - Summerville, SC

“Dear Mrs. Badger, My husband Mitch Lanier and Alston were colleagus and fishing buddies here in Berkeley County. My son James went along with them on...Read More »
18 of 100+ | Posted by: Judy Lanier - Moncks Corner, SC

“The news of Alstons death was both shocking and sad. Alston was a not just a good attorney but he was also a good ethical man. His time in Berkeley...Read More »
19 of 100+ | Posted by: Debbie Littlejohn - Moncks Corner, SC

“I was saddened to learn of Alston'spassing. I had many cases with Alston while a Public Defender in Berkeley County and always found him to be fair ...Read More »
20 of 100+ | Posted by: Michael Brown - Greenville, SC

“I always thought the world of you during and even after you were a prosecutor and judge. You always took my calls to give me guidnace as an...Read More »
21 of 100+ | Posted by: STUART AND LISA REGISTER - Chapin, SC

“Dear Rhett, Deedee, Betsy, Mary, Amy, and Sally, Our deepest and most heartfelt condolences on the passing of Alston. Please know that we are...Read More »
22 of 100+ | Posted by: Beverly and Willis J. (Skipper) Keith - SC

“Dear loved ones and friends of Mr. Alston, my heart goes out to you but please find comfort and truth from God's word the bible which tell of God's...Read More »
23 of 100+ | Posted by: S. Finn - Summerville, SC

“Dear Mimi, you and your boys are on my mind, in my heart and in my prayers . After traveling with you this past summer and getting to know you, I ...Read More »
24 of 100+ | Posted by: Christi S. Zerega - Charleston, SC

“Dear Mimi, Sims and I were so sorry to hear about your husband's passing. We just wanted you to know that we are praying for you and your family. ”
25 of 100+ | Posted by: Libby Tompkins - Columbia, SC

“You are all in our hearts and prayers. Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your baby brother. Know he is now at peace and happy. much love, Lucy and...Read More »
26 of 100+ | Posted by: Lucy Browder - Charleston, SC

“I am so sorry for your loss. I miss ya'll and love you very much. Ya'll will be in my prayers and always in my heart. - Dixon ”
27 of 100+ | Posted by: Dixon - charleston, SC

“I miss you Alston. You were the best on and off the field. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
28 of 100+ | Posted by: Fred Norchi - Charlotte, NC

“Mary, Please acept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one. ”
29 of 100+ | Posted by: Kathleen Roukous - Charleston, SC

“Deeply saddened when I heard of Alston's death. My prayer for the family is for the peace, strength and comfort provided by God, through Christ, and...Read More »
30 of 100+ | Posted by: Thomas Hughes - Mt Pleasant, SC

“Rest in peace. ”
31 of 100+ | Posted by: - Charleston, SC

“I am so sorry to learn of Alston's death. We were law school classmates and shared a name. Alston was a man of good cheer, calm demeanor and quiet...Read More »
32 of 100+ | Posted by: Alston DeVenny - Lancaster, SC

“Dear Mimi:We are so sorry that you have lost your love one. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the boys. May you be blessed today and always....Read More »
33 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry for your loss MiMi! I can still see Alston walking around CofC campus in his beloved soccer uniform. He had the world by the tail! Hope you...Read More »
34 of 100+ | Posted by: Kathy Duane - SC - Friend

“So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
35 of 100+ | Posted by: Laurie Davis Hannah - Columbia, SC

“To the Badger family,Please accept my condolences on Alston's passing. I was privileged to know him during his time as a young assistant solicitor in...Read More »
36 of 100+ | Posted by: costa pleicones - columbia, SC

“Dearest Mimi and Family, Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Fondly, Mackey Tarrant ”
37 of 100+ | Posted by: Mackey Tarrant - Columbia, SC

“Rett and Mimi, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your precious family. Karen ”
38 of 100+ | Posted by: karen ehrhardt - mt pleasant, SC

“To Mimi and the boys--My husband and I would like to extend our most sincere condolences. In the words of Dylan Thomas, "Though they sink through...Read More »
39 of 100+ | Posted by: K. Lewis Crawford - Moncks Corner, SC

“Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there I do not sleep I am a thousand winds that blow I am the diamond glints on snow I am the sun on...Read More »
40 of 100+ | Posted by: kelly hicks - columbia, SC

41 of 100+ | Posted by: WALTER HUNDLEY

“Rett, Ronnie and Maggie, Alan and I were devasted to learn about Allston's death. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. I'm sure that...Read More »
42 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

43 of 100+ | Posted by: TOMMY MANN - COLUMBIA, SC

“Alston was a wonderful father, a superb lawyer, a great teacher and mentor, a good friend, an incredible person. My years of practice with him in...Read More »
44 of 100+ | Posted by: Steven Rodenberg - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Ms Amy Badger and Family, Please know that your Blaney Elementary School shares your lost. We stand beside you in this time of sorrow and pain. ...Read More »
45 of 100+ | Posted by: Reggie Terry - Hollywood, SC

“Mimi,On behalf of Dr. Burnaugh, Dr. Evans and the staff at Southeast Lung and Critical Care we are so sorry for your loss. You and your entire family...Read More »
46 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“All of our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family...We love you all...Anne Dickson ”
47 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“My Dear Rhett, Ronnie, Maggie and extended family. Please know how much our hearts ache for you. We wish you peace during this very difficult time....Read More »
48 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“My wife and I met Alston when he prosecuted cases for the Charleston Solicitors Office. Alston prosecuted a defendant for nearly shooting my wife as...Read More »
49 of 100+ | Posted by: Anthony (ski) Januszkiewicz - SC

“I did not know Alston but knew Mimi through work. I have thought about you so much over the last few days. I havent seen you in a few years, but you...Read More »
50 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“Devastating news. On and off the field, I have looked up to AC and have always appreciated his friendly words and his coaching back in my earlier...Read More »
51 of 100+ | Posted by: Paul & Karen Linker

“Ms Amy Badger and Family, Please know that your Blaney Elementary School shares your lost. We stand beside you in this time of sorrow and pain. ...Read More »
52 of 100+ | Posted by: Reggie Terry - Hollywood, SC

“I am so sorry for your loss. One of my greatest privileges was to call Alston my friend. I learned so much from Alston both professionally and...Read More »
53 of 100+ | Posted by: Kent Owens - Salt Lake City, UT

“Mimi- Chris and I, as well as Heathwood, were so very sad to hear this news. Please know you are in our prayers. With all our love, Anne ”
54 of 100+ | Posted by: Anne Weston - Columbia, SC

“Dear Rett, Deedie, Betsy, Mary, Amy, and Sally, I was so sorry to hear of Alston's death. I think about your family often. I did not know Alston...Read More »
55 of 100+ | Posted by: Rossie (Royall) Webber - SC

“May God comfort your family during this difficult time. Our prayers are with you all. Alston was one of the good guys and we will all miss him here...Read More »
56 of 100+ | Posted by: Stacey Haynes - Columbia

“Mimi, our prayers are with you and your family at this time of loss. ”
57 of 100+ | Posted by: Palmetto Pulmonary Medicine, P.A.-Dr Peter Manos and staff - SC

“Alston's father Alston, Sr., and I were good friends for many years. Consequently, it was my good fortune to first "meet" Alston, Jr.,in Columbia not...Read More »
58 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“I only met Alston once, when he presided over Emily and Joe's wedding. It was a wonderful service. I know he was a fine man because of the love his...Read More »
59 of 100+ | Posted by: Terry David - Columbia, SC

“Betsy, Mary, Amy, Mimi, and all the Badger Family,I am very sorry to hear about your recent loss. ”
60 of 100+ | Posted by: Matt Schwartz - Charleston, SC

“ALston was always a kind and gentle soul with a quick, dry wit. That he was also a husband, father and dedicated public servant only magnifies my...Read More »
61 of 100+ | Posted by: Margaret E. ("Mitzi") Moore - SC

“My prayers go out to the Badger Family. ”
62 of 100+ | Posted by: Bernie Ritter - Bluffton, SC

“Dearest Mimi, Alston, and Mcain, You were or first friend to visit us here in Florida and we remember going to Sea World with you. We heard a small...Read More »
63 of 100+ | Posted by: Leslie Middleton - Jupiter, FL

“Mimi: Marti and I were so saddened by this sudden news of loss. Our prayers and deepest sympathy go out to you and your family. I loved Alston and...Read More »
64 of 100+ | Posted by: Shaughnessy Mullen - Charleston, SC

“Alston was a very good man. This world was better for his presence and he will be sorely missed. ”
65 of 100+ | Posted by: Joseph P. Cerato

“Alston was a great guy and a fair, honest lawyer. I always admired him and wish we could have him back. ”
66 of 100+ | Posted by: Warren Moise - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“To the Badger Family,Truly our deepest sympathy is with you. May the God of our Salvation bring you all peace and love during this hour. ”
67 of 100+ | Posted by: Rev. Audrey Deas and the EOC Family - SC

“Deepest sympathy from Kosovo to Mimi and the boys. What a good, honorable man. A patriot who dedicated his life to making ours safer. Truly a...Read More »
68 of 100+ | Posted by: LTC Jeff Jones - Kosovo

“Amy,please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. If you need anything, please reach out to us. We love you!Baptist Hill Middle/High School...Read More »
69 of 100+ | Posted by: Kala Goodwine - Hollywood, SC

“Alston was a true gentleman and a fine lawyer. He will be missed by all who knew him. My condolences to his family during this time of sorrow. ”
70 of 100+ | Posted by: Michael Gordon - Charleston, SC

“A true loss of a great guy . I'm sorry for your loss . ”
71 of 100+ | Posted by: Ken Moser CPD Retired - Mobile, AL

“Oh, Mimi, you are in my prayers along with your boys.God be with you, Liz Marr ”
72 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“Mimi and boys, I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Badger. I remember babysitting one time and the boys talking about how much their dad loved the ocean...Read More »
73 of 100+ | Posted by: April Haun Blanton - SC

“Mimi and your handsome young men, Alston and McKain - Please know that you are in my constant thoughts and prayers. May wonderful memories sustain...Read More »
74 of 100+ | Posted by: Candi Hawkins - Mason Prep

“Alston was so helpful and a friend to me when I needed it a few years ago. My heart breaks for him and for your family. ”
75 of 100+ | Posted by: Martha Rhodes - Charleston, SC

“Our prayers for you, Mimi, your precious sons, and your extended family. ”
76 of 100+ | Posted by: Betty Pyle - VA

“I have missed Alston ever since he left the Solicitor's office in Moncks Corner. It hasnt been the same without him as I am sure will now be true of...Read More »
77 of 100+ | Posted by: Chief Franco Fuda - Bonneau PD

“Just way too soon. ”
78 of 100+ | Posted by: Anna Hohnadel - GA

“Alston was a man of great integrity with a great soul. I only remember him in a fond light. I respect him for his accomplishments in life and all...Read More »
79 of 100+ | Posted by: - SC

“My prayer is that you honor his life with the loving memories you all have. John 11:35 ”
80 of 100+ | Posted by: Patti O'Brien - James Island, SC

“Alston was such a nice man. I am so sorry for your family. God Bless. ”
81 of 100+ | Posted by: Sherry Moore Graves

“I am so sad to hear that Alston passed away. We were classmates and acquaintances from USC Law School. Always kind and easy going. I will pray for...Read More »
82 of 100+ | Posted by: BRAD CHURDAR - DANIEL ISLAND, SC

“Mimi my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your boys during this difficult time. I'm sorry for your loss. All of The Allergy and Asthma Family...Read More »
83 of 100+ | Posted by: Cindy Young - Summerville, SC

“Here for you in whatever capacity you or the boys need. My prayers are with you and the entire family. ”
84 of 100+ | Posted by: Judith Berlin - Charleston, SC

“Sending our heartfelt condolences,The West 8th Street office of Palmetto Primary CareAmy BlackNicole DeBerryand staff ”
85 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“Mimi, Alston & McKain, You all are in our thooughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss and wish you peace and understanding.Amy, Chuck,...Read More »
86 of 100+ | Posted by: Amy (Gibson) Black - Charleston, SC

“Mimi, My heart goes out to you and your children in this time of breavement.My prayers are for you.May God continue to keep you and your...Read More »
87 of 100+ | Posted by: Audrey Elliott - Charleston, SC

“Alston was a fine gentleman and excellent lawyer with whom I always enjoyed working. All of Alston's friends and professional colleagues will miss...Read More »
88 of 100+ | Posted by: Tom Stoney - Summerville, SC

“Alston coached my son at the outset of his soccer history, the four-year-old Bumblebees. I also attended Porter with Alston when the school first...Read More »
89 of 100+ | Posted by: Cathy Guedalia - mount pleasant, SC

“Mimi- Colby and I wanted you to know we are thinking of you and sending love and prayers for you and your family- love, Fran and Colby ”
90 of 100+ | Posted by: Fran and Colby Grossman - SC

“My heart breaks over the loss of a sweet and gentle soul. Mimi, my prayers are with you and your boys. I hope you all cake comfort in knowing that ...Read More »
91 of 100+ | Posted by: Pam Ireland - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Grieving the loss of a beautiful soul. Rest in peace in the loving arms of God, Alston. ”
92 of 100+ | Posted by: Rev. Chris Huff - Charleston, SC

“Alston was a dear, kind friend, talented Judge and excellent lawyer. My thoughts and prayers go to his wife and children. Alan Toporek ”
93 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Alston was always one of my favorites at Porter Gaud and in the practice of law. He was...Read More »
94 of 100+ | Posted by: Jay Davis - Charleston, SC

“Mimi, We will keep you and your family in our prayers during this difficult time. Love, Bill and Sherry Cook ”
95 of 100+ | Posted by: Bill Cook - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Mimi, We at National Allergy and Asthma are praying for you and your family. ”
96 of 100+ | Posted by: John Ramey

“I pray that you and your family will find peace in the coming weeks and months. A great loss to our community... ”
97 of 100+ | Posted by: Cheryll Woods-Flowers - SC

“My sincerest condolences to the Badger family. May God bless you during this difficult time. You are our prayers. ”
98 of 100+ | Posted by: Warren Yeager - Glen Allen, VA

“Mimi, I cannot comprehend what you and the boys must be going through;. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. With love and...Read More »
99 of 100+ | Posted by: Todd and Laura Steiner - SC

“Mimi, So sorry to hear of your loss. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.When I lost me son someone sent me this quote "If God brings you...Read More »
100 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

Alston Calhoun Badger, Jr., 51, of Mount Pleasant, SC, husband of Mary "Mimi" Riley Badger and father of Alston Calhoun Badger III and Riley McKain Badger, passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2013. Alston was born in Columbia, SC, on November 30, 1961. He was the son of the late Alston Calhoun Badger, Sr. and Elise Ready Badger of Charleston, SC. He was the seventh child and only son, and was adored by his six older sisters.

Alston was a devoted father, a caring husband, and a beloved brother and uncle. He had a tremendous heart and a generous spirit. Alston was a graduate of Porter Gaud School and The College of Charleston. He received his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1988. He began his career in the Solicitor's Office in Charleston as an Assistant Solicitor.

From 1993 to 1998, he served as Deputy Solicitor in Berkeley County. In 1998, Alston entered private practice and served as a municipal judge in Mount Pleasant. He served in this capacity until 2001 when he was appointed to the United States Attorney's Office as an Assistant US Attorney where he remained until 2013. An avid sportsman, Alston was a member of Porter Gaud's and College of Charleston's soccer teams, and remained passionate about the sport throughout his life, coaching both of his sons' soccer teams. He also enjoyed all water sports, particularly kayaking and fishing.

He is survived and much loved by his wife and sons of Mount Pleasant, SC; sisters Margaret "Rett" Badger Fitts (Ronnie) of Mount Pleasant, SC, Jennie "Deedie" Badger Daniel (Bill) of Dillon, SC, Elizabeth "Betsy" Badger Langdon (Mark) of Blythewood, SC, Mary Badger Cartwright (Mark) of Johns Island, SC, Amy Badger of Edisto Island, SC, and Sally Badger Jarvis (Tim) of Hollywood, SC; sisters-in-law Sara Downing (Bobby) and Harriet Watkins (Rick); nieces and nephews Christian Wolfe, Haywood Wolfe, Shipp Daniel, Anna McLaurin, Emily Eberlin, Catie Langdon, Alston Knaus, Ben Langdon, Tracy Badger, Maggie Fitts, Mary Downing, Riley Downing, Sara Laffler, and Taylor Watkins, and a multitude of extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and nephew Reese Fitts.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be sent to either of the following charities which were chosen by Alston's sons: Oceana (; The South Carolina Memorial Reef ( The family will receive friends Thursday, January 31, 2013, at J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mt. Pleasant Chapel, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road, from 5 until 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held in St. Andrew's Church - Mt. Pleasant, 440 Whilden Street, Friday, February 1, 2013 at 11 a.m.