GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - Entered into eternal rest on Saturday, February 14, 2009, Douglas L. Padgett, age 66 of Graniteville, S.C., beloved husband for 45 years to Sue Brantley Padgett and son of the late Herbert Lane Padgett and the late Janette Barton Padgett. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Tammy P. (Bobby) Glover, of Graniteville, S.C.; brothers, Charlie (Jackie) Padgett of Graniteville, S.C. and Dennis (Karen) Padgett of Warrenville, S.C.; sisters, Becky (Walter) Couch of Monroe, Ga. and Jennie Padgett of Warrenville, S.C.; grandchildren, Breannah Thomas, Ariannah Glover, Kodie and Jordan Smith, Gwen and Bobby Glover, III; two nieces and three nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cindy Padgett Smith. He was born in Lexington County, S.C. but has been a lifelong resident of Aiken County, S.C. He was retired from Phifer NutraSweet. He was a US Navy Veteran. He was a dedicated member of St. John United Methodist Church in Graniteville, where he served as Chairman of Trustees, Assistant Treasurer, President of United Methodist Men, and a Sunday School Teacher and was an active member of the Yard Dogs; yes, it is easy to see that he loved working for the Lord and his church. He was also a member of the Midland Valley County Club. The family stated that he was an avid golfer, a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, who just adored his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. He was a likeable person with a pleasing personality and was always willing to help his fellowman; yes, the world could use a lot more men like Doug Padgett. Most definitely, "Earth's loss is Heaven's gain". A celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 2:00 PM at St. John United Methodist Church in Graniteville with Rev. Alan Quarles and Rev. Jody Padgett officiating. The interment will follow at the Graniteville Cemetery. The Men's Sunday School Class of St. John United Methodist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends this Tuesday evening, February 17th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Napier Funeral Home. Memorials, in Doug's honor, may be made to St. John United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 38, Graniteville, S.C. 29829. Mr. Padgett will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Napier Funeral Home, 315 Main St., Graniteville, S.C., is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle from Feb. 16 to Feb. 17, 2009