LeRoy C. Padgett, 86, of Ladd died at 4 a.m. Jan. 16, 2016 in his home after a brief illness.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Holy Trinity Church, Cherry with the Rev. Patrick Fixsen officiating. Burial will be atValley Memorial Cemetery, Spring Valley with full military honors by Harold E. Russell Post 938 Ladd American Legion.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday in Hurst Funeral Home in Ladd. Additional visitation will be 10-10:30 a.m. Thursday in the church.
Mr. Padgett was born April 12, 1929, in Cherry to James and Marie (Nickel) Padgett. He married Minnie Bellino on April 25, 1953, in St. Benedict’s Church, Ladd.
LeRoy retired from the Phillips-Joanna plastic plant. He was a member of St. Benedict’s Church, Ladd Moose Lodge and Ladd American Legion. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from February 1951 to February 1953, attaining the rank of corporal.
Mr. Padgett is survived by his wife; two daughters, Lee Ann Joyce of Ladd and Kristine (Steve) Davito of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; one son, James (Kathryn) Padgett of Spring Valley; six grandchildren, Daniel Joyce, Stephanie and Peter Davito, Anthony, Kaitlyn and Rachel Padgett; and one sister, Darlene Stuckert of Spring Valley.
He was preceded in death by his parents and four sisters.
Memorials may be directed to the family of LeRoy C. Padgett.
Pall bearers will be Daniel Joyce, Anthony Padgett, Peter Davito, David Bernabei, Mike Stuckert and Dean Soldati.
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