Fred Jesus Badilla

Fred Badilla

Celebrating the life of

Fred Badilla

December 22, 1946 – January 6, 2018

Fred Badilla was born in Tucson, Arizona, on December 22, 1946.  He passed away January 6, 2018, at the age of 71, from natural causes, at home in Clear Lake, Texas. 

He is survived by his son Rick Badilla and wife Sharon Badilla and daughters Michelle Watts and Angelique Badilla-Cummings, grandchildren Katherine Peters, Kayla Palla, Amber Partain, Sara Badilla, Sean Watts, Tesah Badilla, Shelby Villafana, and Jay Badilla, as well as seven great grandchildren. He also leaves behind brothers Robert Badilla and Eddy Badilla, and sisters Delia Berraza, Margie Miller, Bobbie Martinez, Linda Palma and Theresa Tellez.

Fred is proceeded in death by his mother, Henrietta Rabago, sister Maryann Martinez, and brother Johnny Badilla.

Fred was a retired Army Sergeant and Vietnam Veteran who honorably served his country. He had a long career working for Southwestern Bell before retiring after moving to Houston.  His entrepreneurial spirit led him in later years to become a real estate broker, postal center owner, property manager and the owner of a boxing gym. 

His legacy to his family and friends is one of determination, hope, strength, courage, will power and love.  He will be dearly missed by all who were lucky enough to know him.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, January 13th 2018 from 6:00PM till 8:00PM at Carnes Funeral Home, Texas City, TX. A Celebration of Life service will held on Sunday, January 14th 2018 at 4:30PM, at Carnes Funeral Home, Texas City, TX.



My dearest brother

you have gone home now.

We need to accept it somehow.

I love you brother and still do,

and always will.

Fred for years you were so very ill, but you continued

forward each day.

Helping others along the way.

When you left us we asked ourselves why.

Brother it was your time to go,

now it is time to say goodbye.


Your sister Linda