Willie E. Padgett

May 31, 1944 - February 10, 2016
Willie E. Padgett

Willie Elwood Padgett 71, of Castle Hayne died Wednesday February 10, 2016 at his home with his family at his side.

Willie was born in Wilmington on May 31, 1944 the son of the late Bennie Elwood and Rebie Mobley Padgett.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years Flora M. Padgett , three daughters: Maria P. Greer and husband Darryl, Donna P. Huetcher and husband Aaron, Wendy P. Pope and husband Philip all of Wilmington ; a sister Bea Singletary and husband Billy of Wilmington; special niece and nephew, Dawn Dowell and Brian Merritt; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Willie retired as a Carman from CSX Transportation after 32 years of service. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. His love for his family was only exceeded by his love for his lord and savior, Jesus Christ. Other passions included woodworking, love for animals, and spending time on the “Back Porch” with his family and close friends Bob and Karen Morgan.

He will be missed but we look forward to our next “get together” in heaven.

A Memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 PM Saturday February 13, 2016 at Cape Fear Community Fellowship, 10509 US Hwy 117 South, Rocky Point. The family will see friends following the service.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation 1414 Physicians Dr. Wilmington, NC 28401.

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  • February 11, 2016
    Dana Howell says:
    I will forever miss your big hugs and the smirk you would always give me! Love and miss you bunches! Praying for the family and sending my love.

  • February 11, 2016
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  • February 11, 2016
    Gretchen Brock says:
    Prayers for peace and comfort during this time.

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  • February 11, 2016
    Brittni Owens says:
    Thoughts and prayers sent to the entire family!