SUSSEX BOROUGH -- Robert â€œBobâ€ Padgett, the man, the myth, the legend, age 65, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Newton Medical Center while surrounded by his loving family. Born in Franklin to the late Harry and Mabel Padgett, Bob lived in Sussex his entire life. He had been employed at NORWESCAP in Sussex for 15 years before his retirement. Bob was predeceased by his mother, Mabel (Shauger) Padgett, in 1986; his father, Harry Padgett Sr., in 1988; and his daughter, Heather Hotalen-Brown, in 2010. He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Dawn; his five sons, Bobby, Barrett, Jimmy, Rob and Little Bob; his five daughters, Ashley, Amanda, Angie, Sara and Samantha; his two brothers, Harry Jr. and Richard; his two sisters, Marie Southard and Jean Lazier; his seven grandchildren, Kyleigh, Chelsea, Jeffrey, Gregory, Katelynn, Abigail and Little Barrett; several nieces and nephews; and his special friend, Kenny Green. Bob enjoyed fishing, football, playing softball his entire life, and loved spending time outdoors. Bob will always be remembered sitting in Rayâ€™s drinking coffee and scratching lottery tickets. Funeral services will be held Saturday at noon at the Pinkel Funeral Home, 31 Bank St. (Route 23), Sussex. Friends may pay their respects to the family on Saturday before the funeral service from 10 a.m. to noon. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made to the funeral home to help defray the funeral expenses. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.pinkelfuneralhome.com.
Published in The New Jersey Herald on May 17, 2013