Phillip W. Padgett, 66, of rural Frankfort, died July 30, 2017 at St. Elizabeth East Hospital, Lafayette, Ind. Born September 16, 1950 in Frankfort, Ind., to Lloyd W. & Imogene J. (Snell) Padgett. He married Jacquelyn S. Linedecker and she survives.
Phil was a 1968 graduate of Clinton Prairie High School and took the Short Course at Purdue University. He was a member of the New Hope Church. Phil began farming in 1973, retiring in 2006 due to health issues. Phil was active in 4-H, was a 10-year member, showing cattle and hogs, was active in FFA and was state FFA Choir president and also National FFA Choir. Phil continued his love of 4-H by being Clinton County 4-H Swine Superintendent, Sheep Superintendent and the Clinton County 4-H Lamb Scramble. He created the 4-H micro mini tractor pulling program that has gone statewide and is a member of the National & Indiana Micro Mini Tractor Pulling Association and was past president. In 1985, Phil lead the way in starting of ‘Ole Hickory Days in Colfax. He was a 25-year member of the Colfax Lions Club.
Visitation and Services
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 3rd at the funeral Home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the 4-H Micro Mini Tractor Pulling Association, 1111 S. Jackson St., Frankfort.
Mother: Imogene J. Padgett of Frankfort, Wife: Jacquelyn S. Padgett of rural Frankfort, 2 Sons: Jason (Morissa) Padgett of Frankfort and Patrick (Shelee) Padgett of Fredericksburg, Texas, 1 Daughter: Lacey Padgett Neher of Frankfort, 3 Sisters: Constance “Connie” (Duane) Blacker of Colfax, Pamela “Pam” (Mark) Clements of Kirklin and Bonnie L. (Randall) Sottong of Kempton, 2 Brothers: L. Michael Padgett of Frankfort and Kent A. (Tammy) Padgett of Frankfort, 8 Grandchildren, Aris, Haley and Nick Padgett, Kara, Kayla and Spencer Neher and Knox and Ryker Padgett.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Jill Padgett.