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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“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 »
1 of 52 | Posted by: Maria Tavarez - NJ

“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 »
2 of 52 | Posted by: Jane Elliot

“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 »
3 of 52 | 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 »
4 of 52 | Posted by: Tim Pittman - Chevy Chase, MD

“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 »
5 of 52 | 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 »
6 of 52 | 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 »
7 of 52 | Posted by: Kate Schmutz

“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 »
8 of 52 | 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 »
9 of 52 | 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 »
10 of 52 | 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 »
11 of 52 | 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 »
12 of 52 | Posted by: S. Finn - Summerville, 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. ”
13 of 52 | 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 »
14 of 52 | 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 ”
15 of 52 | Posted by: Dixon - charleston, SC

“Mary, Please acept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one. ”
16 of 52 | Posted by: Kathleen Roukous - Charleston, SC

“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 »
17 of 52 | Posted by: Kathy Duane - SC - Friend

“So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
18 of 52 | 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...Read More »
19 of 52 | Posted by: costa pleicones - columbia, SC

“Dearest Mimi and Family, Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Fondly, Mackey Tarrant ”
20 of 52 | Posted by: Mackey Tarrant - Columbia, SC

“Rett and Mimi, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your precious family. Karen ”
21 of 52 | Posted by: karen ehrhardt - mt pleasant, 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 »
22 of 52 | Posted by: kelly hicks - columbia, 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 »
23 of 52 | Posted by: kelly hicks - columbia, 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 »
24 of 52 | Posted by: Reggie Terry - Hollywood, SC

“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 »
25 of 52 | Posted by: Anthony (ski) Januszkiewicz - 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 »
26 of 52 | Posted by: Kent Owens - Salt Lake City , UT

“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 »
27 of 52 | Posted by: Rossie (Royall) Webber - SC

“Mimi, our prayers are with you and your family at this time of loss. ”
28 of 52 | Posted by: Palmetto Pulmonary Medicine, P.A.-Dr Peter Manos and staff - 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 »
29 of 52 | Posted by: Margaret E. ("Mitzi") Moore - 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...Read More »
30 of 52 | Posted by: Leslie Middleton - Jupiter, FL

“Alston was a very good man. This world was better for his presence and he will be sorely missed. ”
31 of 52 | Posted by: Joseph P. Cerato

“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 »
32 of 52 | Posted by: LTC Jeff Jones - Kosovo

“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 »
33 of 52 | Posted by: April Haun Blanton - SC

“My prayer is that you honor his life with the loving memories you all have. John 11:35 ”
34 of 52 | Posted by: Patti O'Brien - James Island, SC

“Alston was such a nice man. I am so sorry for your family. God Bless. ”
35 of 52 | 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 »
36 of 52 | 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 »
37 of 52 | Posted by: Cindy Young - Summerville, 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 »
38 of 52 | 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 »
39 of 52 | 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 ”
40 of 52 | 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 »
41 of 52 | Posted by: Pam Ireland - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Grieving the loss of a beautiful soul. Rest in peace in the loving arms of God, Alston. ”
42 of 52 | Posted by: Rev. Chris Huff - Charleston, SC

“Mimi, We will keep you and your family in our prayers during this difficult time. Love, Bill and Sherry Cook ”
43 of 52 | Posted by: Bill Cook - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Mimi, We at National Allergy and Asthma are praying for you and your family. ”
44 of 52 | Posted by: John Ramey

“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...Read More »
45 of 52 | Posted by: Todd and Laura Steiner - SC

“I am heartsick over the loss of my dear friend ”
46 of 52 | Posted by: Bob Moseley - Georgetown, SC

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. My heart hurts for your loss. ”
47 of 52 | Posted by: Terrie hankins - Charleston, SC

“It was indeed a pleasure watching Alston grow up. From the time I first met him when I spoke to his High School class, to seeing him graduate from...Read More »
48 of 52 | Posted by: Dale T. Cobb - Charleston, SC

“I remember Alston well from growing up on Stone Post Road to Porter Gaud School. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
49 of 52 | Posted by: John Upshaw Downs, Jr. - SC

“I played soccer with Alston at Porter-Gaud and then against him when he went to College of Charleston and I went to The Citadel and then together...Read More »
50 of 52 | Posted by: Tom Wells - Miami, FL - Friend

“I am so sorry to hear of Alston's passing. God Bless his family. Jackie Stringer ”
51 of 52 | Posted by: Jackie Stringer - Charleston, SC

“I will always remember Alston's broad smile and athletic soccer abilities. He and I also had a marine biology connection. And, our dad's were once...Read More »
52 of 52 | Posted by: Dr. Kathy Heinsohn - Brunswick, MD


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 (www.oceana.org); The South Carolina Memorial Reef (www.scmemorialreef.com). 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.