Jerrold B. Padgett
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DECATUR, GA-- Jerrold B. Padgett, 70, passed away Thursday November 15, 2012 at his home in Decatur from complications of diabetes. He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Sondra Lancaster Padgett. The couple is formerly of Spartanburg, SC.
Jerrold attended Whitney Elementary School in Spartanburg, SC, where he was the state yo-yo champion; he then attended Cleveland Junior High School where he was a varsity football player. He attended Spartanburg High School, played football, was a Boy Scout and Eagle Scout and earned Order of the Arrow. He graduated from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN, majoring in Business and Marketing. He belonged to the Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve, serving in Norfolk, VA, and Jacksonville, FL. Jerrold retired from the State Corrections Department of Georgia serving as an Adult Probation Officer in Dekalb County for twenty-seven years.
Jerrold was an avid Native American Art and Artifact collector, traveling to Native American Villages, Trading Posts, Pow-Wows, and trading with Native Americans to add to his collections. He was also a member of the Train Collectors Association, because of his interest in antique Lionel Trains. Jerrold is the son of the late Jack Dan Padgett and Gladys Manuel Padgett of Spartanburg, SC and the grandson of the late Leila Addy Manuel of Columbia SC. He was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Terry Wayne Lancaster of Spartanburg, SC.
He is survived by one brother, John Harvey Padgett and wife Peggy Padgett of Timberlake, NC; mother-in-law, Margaret Lancaster of Spartanburg, SC; a sister-in-law, Carol Lancaster McClellan and husband Rev. Scott McClellan of Spartanburg, SC; a brother-in-law, Rev. John Lancaster and wife Tammy Lancaster of Waterloo, SC; a brother-in- law, Rev. David Lancaster and wife Barbara Lancaster of Spartanburg.
He is also survived by thirteen beloved nieces and nephews and five great-nieces and nephews, as well as his best friend Gerald Horsley and wife Georgia Horsley of Conyers, GA.
Jerrold was an active member of Avondale Estates First Baptist Church, where he was loved and respected. The funeral will be held at 7:00 pm Saturday November 17 in the chapel of A.S. Turner & Sons with Rev. Clay Bowden & Rev. David Lawrence officiating. Graveside service will be held at Floyd Cemetery at 2:00 pm, Sunday, November 18. The family will receive friends at 6:00 pm Saturday evening at A.S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home & Crematory.
The family will be at the home of Margaret Lancaster 2144 Chesnee Highway, Spartanburg SC.
A.S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home & Crematory
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Nov. 16 to Nov. 17, 2012