Fred Padgett, 84, of Galax, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, in the Heritage Hall-Laurel Meadows Nursing Home.
He was born in Carroll County on June 3, 1928, to Edward and Mary Phibbs Padgett.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Esther Padgett.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Laura Padgett of Galax; sisters, Ethel Funk of Hillsville and Lucille Marshall of Woodlawn; brothers, Melvin Padgett and Friel Padgett, both of Woodlawn and Morgan Padgett of Galax; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Vaughan-Guynn Chapel with the Rev. Jim Longest officiating. Burial followed in the Oakland Cemetery.
A guestbook is available online at www.vaughanguynn.com.