TEGA CAY, S.C. - Mr. James Kenneth 'Jimmy' Padgett, age 51, of Molokai Drive, died Saturday, July 24, 2004 at Piedmont Medical Center. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at Turner Field on Tega Cay Drive in Tega Cay with the Rev. Lee Krom officiating. Casual attire is requested. Born October 16, 1952 in Augusta, Ga., Mr. Padgett was a son of the Curtis William Padgett, Sr. and the late Berenice Franklin Padgett. He was an account manager for Palmetto State Transport Co. Mr. Padgett played minor league professional football for the Augusta Eagles and the Augusta Cougars. He founded and coached the Georgia Thrashers professional football team. Mr. Padgett had a great love for children and sports; which led to his involvement in sports in Tega Cay. He coached football, basketball and baseball. He also was a baseball umpire. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Susan Ipsa ro Padgett; two son, Richard Boyd Padgett and his wife, Brittany of Tega Cay and Alexander William 'Alex' Padgett of Tega Cay; his daughter, Shannon Padgett Phelps and her husband, Jacob of Rock Hill; his father, Curtis William Padgett, Sr. and his stepmother, Shirley of Trenton; two brothers, Curtis Williams Padgett, Jr. and his wife, Beverly and Matthew V. Padgett and his wife, Roxanne, all of Trenton; two sisters, Constance Elizabeth Krom and her husband, Lee of Trenton and Christie Lewellen of Douglasville, Ga.; two grandchildren, Delaney Lynne Phelps and Ava Elizabeth Padgett and his mother-in-law, Betty Ipsaro of Tega Cay. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, 2004 at Wolfe Funeral Home in Fort Mill and other times at the home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alexander Padgett Scholarship Fund, c/o Founders Federal Credit Union, 100 Springcrest Dr., Fort Mill, S.C. 29715 or to a charity of one's choice. Sign the guestbo ok at AugustaChronicle.com
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on July 26, 2004