Lebanon Reporter

Obituaries

August 21, 2013

Thomas B. Padgett

Thomas B. Padgett, 75, of Kirklin, passed away Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family. Tom was born Feb. 25, 1938, in Tipton County, the son of Jesse Byron and Mary Eloise (Wheeler) Padgett. On Nov. 25, 1960, he married the former Nancy K. Price. They were married for 52 years, and she survives. In 1956, he graduated from Kirklin High School and attended the University of Indianapolis. He worked for Stark and Wetzel in Indianapolis for nine years, before working for the Allison Division of General Motors in Indianapolis for 26 1/2 years. After his retirement, he went to work part time for Shopwright and Marsh Grocery for 12 years. Tom was a member of Kirklin Christian Church where he served as deacon, and a former member of the Kirklin Lions Club. He sang in the Gospel Echoes quartet for 12 years. Tom enjoyed golfing, gardening, coaching with the Kirklin and Michigantown Little League Program, southern gospel music, working crossword puzzles and feeding the birds and squirrels. Survivors include his wife; children, Thomas “Byron” (Jody) Padgett of Kirklin, Robin Ann Padgett of Indianapolis and Brooks Ward (Irma) Padgett of Brownsburg; two grandsons, Logan Robert Padgett and Dylan Thomas Padgett; stepgranddaughter, Lauren Marie Woods; and one sister-in-law, Jane Padgett. He was preceded in death by his parents; one stepson, Scott; and one brother, Max Padgett. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at Genda Funeral Home, 608 N. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at the funeral home, with Pastor Joe McAdams officiating. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Cemetery. Memorials in Tom’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society (specifically for Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Online condolences may be directed to www.gendafuneralhome.com.

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