He was born July 24, 1926 in Marco to Frederick Austin and Edna May (Loffland) Padgett.
He retired from NSWC Crane in 1981 after 35 years. After retiring from Crane, he did maintenance work for Dr. Bob Moses for several years. He was a member of Worthington Christian Church, Army veteran of World War II, and Worthington American Legion.
He is survived by his wife Nancy (Wallace), Worthington; three children, Maurine (Orval) Sheese, Greenwood; Bobby (Nancy) Padgett, Jasonville, Eddy (Brenda) Padgett, Brocton, IL; six grandchildren, Debby Graphman, Jessica Bell, Angie Hostetter, Audrey Myers, Emily Mejean and Joshua Padgett; eight great-grandchildren, Amber, Austin Lee, Austin David, Devin, Kaitlyn, Avery, Mallory and Hayden.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Vernon, Raymond, Rex and Dale; and one sister, Lucille Griffith.
Funeral service will be conducted at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Worthington at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service time Sunday.
Burial will be in Worthington Cemetery.