Gerald Padgett(1943 - 2013)

Gerald M. Padgett


Gerald Malcolm Padgett, 69, of 8 Hanging Moss Lane, went home to be with the Lord February 7, 2013 at Greenville Memorial Hospital surrounded by family and friends.

Born in North Carolina, son of the late Rev. A.A. Padgett and Darlene Williams Padgett, he was a 1966 graduate of Clemson University with a degree in Civil Engineering and was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army the same day. Mr. Padgett was the owner and operator of Padgett Construction and Springhill Realty and the builder and developer of Praise Cathedral Church of God Complex. He was a member of Praise Cathedral and the S.C. Professional Engineers Association.

Surviving are his wife, Marcie Rush Padgett of the home; a daughter, Stacey Padgett of Taylors; son-in-law, John Durfee of LaGrange, Georgia; two sons and daughter-in-law, Joey Padgett of Ewa Beach, Hawaii and Michael and Angie Padgett of Simpsonville; a brother and sister-in-law, Sonny and Jeraldine Padgett of Easley; two sisters and brother-in-law, Patsy Padgett of Simpsonville and Pam and Rickey Keith of Magee, Mississippi; his five beloved grandchildren, Rachel, Emma, Alex, Sam, and Garrett; and a faithful sister-in-law, Judy Forrest.

Mr. Padgett was predeceased by a brother, John Padgett.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Praise Cathedral, conducted by Rev. Jerry Madden, Rev. Bobby Johnson, and Dr. Tommy Harvey. Burial will follow in Graceland East Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be George March, Ken Howard, Ron Blackwell, Gary Vincent, Ken Standridge, and Kevin Tumblin.

Honorary escort will be J.B. Leverette, Bruce Pike, Frank McCleer, Mike Yearwood, and Ted Leviton.

The family would like to thank the nurses and techs at DaVita Dialysis in Greer for their special care and love they have shown over the past 7 years.

Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 p.m. Saturday at the church.

The family is at the home.

Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Rockville, Maryland 20852.

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Published in The Greenville News on Feb. 9, 2013