Phillip W. Padgett

July 30, 2017

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.

Survived by:

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.

Preceded by:

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Jill Padgett.


Leave your Condolences

23 Condolences for “Phillip W. Padgett”

  1. Marty Bailey July 31, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    Phil was always kind to me. Baled a lot of hay back in the years with him. A good guy.

  2. Jerry Bailey July 31, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    What a great guy! He will be missed! Was a good friend to me!

  3. Ken Doty July 31, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Phil’s passing. I haven’t seen him in years, but it sounds as though he had a very fulfilling life. I fondly remember our times together in high school. My prayers for the entire Padgett family.

  4. April D Kendall July 31, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. We send love and prayers.
    Kendall Family

  5. Ron & Karon (Seward) McColley July 31, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    I am sorry to hear of Phil’s passing. Please accept our condolences. May God bless!

  6. Nicki Stillings July 31, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    I was sorry to learn of Phil’s death – we always had good times with him at the basketball games. My thoughts to all the family.

  7. Becky Houchens July 31, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Jackie, I’m so sorry for your loss. You & your family are in my thoughts & prayers.

  8. Vicki Wills Sheets July 31, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    So sorry to learn of Phil’s passing. He is my cousin but haven’t seen him in ages. I’m leaving my condolences here as I will be out of town for his services. My prayers go out to all of you!

  9. Christine Smith July 31, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    Prayers to all members of the Padgett family.

  10. Todd Coulter August 1, 2017 at 8:10 am

    I am glad to have the opportunity to meet and know Phil. His involvement with 4-H, starting the Micro Mini Tractor pulling project, got my son Jerod Howe and myself involved with the project and Micro Mini Tractor Pulling is my go to hobby, even after moving to Iowa. Phil was always there to help Jerod out with his 4-H project and even if we were competing against him in the National organization, he always made sure we had what we needed. Phil will be missed, not only in Clinton County, but across the country.

  11. Exie Pence August 1, 2017 at 10:40 am

    I am so sorry for your loss, I remember all the good times we had together. Playing cards so late at night all the kids were asleep in the other room. The kids were like brothers and sisters. The time Patrick got stuck in the mud in the field and I pulled him right out of his boots, watching the girls at gymnastics. The time you fell leaving our house and Jason was just a baby, scared us all but he never even woke up. So many good memories. Love all of you guys.

  12. Robin Zook August 1, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    So sorry for the loss of Phil. Thoughts and prayers are being sent to his family. Love, Robin Wills Zook

  13. Jack Clemens August 1, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    To the Padgett Family,
    I’d like to express my sincere sympathy on the passing of Phil. I have many fond memories of the Padgett family through interaction at Clinton Prairie.
    Jack Clemens

  14. Alan Gish August 1, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    I was so sorry to hear of Phil’s passing. He was a good friend & will be missed by everyone who knew him. Sincerely Alan Gish

  15. Bill & Lora Layton August 2, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    To all the Padgett Family- so sorry for your loss.

  16. Keith Neher August 2, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Kara, Kayla and Spencer,
    Dear kids,
    I am so sorry that you have lost your Grandpa Phil. I know that you loved him very much and will always miss him. I know you are feeling hurt and sad so remember to pray to Jesus for help, and hug Grandma Jackie and Mom because they are hurting too.
    I love all of you,
    Blessed are those who have died in the Lord.
    Let them rest from their labors.
    For their good deeds go with them.

  17. David Padgett August 2, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Sending prayers to your family from your cousin, David Padgett, Indianapolis, Ind.

  18. Connie Stevens King August 2, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Sorry for your loss. The community lost a great person. God with you all.

  19. Emily Neher August 2, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Kara, Kayla and Spencer,
    Our Dear Little Ones,
    We are saddened to learn that you have lost your Grandpa Phil. Remember to pray to Jesus for comfort in your sorrow, and always keep happy memories of Grandpa Phil close to your hearts.
    We love you very much,
    Oma and Opa Neher,
    Aunt Kristlyn and Uncle Scott and cousins Grant and Grace Merritt.
    Eternal rest Grant unto him oh Lord, and may Perpetual Light shine upon him.
    May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed find Light, Happiness and Peace. Amen.

  20. Darren Clouse August 3, 2017 at 12:11 am

    Phil was great guy and did a lot for others in 4-H, FFA, sports and community. Always had a smile and loved to have good time. I recall all the trips to look at sheep and going to shows. Good Lord brought another shepherd home. Prayers to the family. I’ll be having a turkey leg at state fair in his honor.

  21. Jamee Yule August 3, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    We were very sorry to hear about Phil’s passing. The extended West family in Texas has you and yours in their prayers.

  22. Rhonda Fish-Johston August 3, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for the Padgett Family. Phil was a great guy and will be missed.

  23. Phil Ramsey August 4, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    What a survivor you were sir. I have admired your grit and determination throughout the time I have known you. Always a friendly face willing to chat, always ready to help, hilarious stories we shared, great kids, the ups and downs we would talk about. Great memories, you had a unique place in our neighborhood. Rest easy my friend. Our love to your wife and family.
    Phil and Pam Ramsey

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