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James E. "Butch" Padgett Jr., 70, of Washington, passed away August 8, 2017, at 3:40 p.m. at St. Vincent Medical Center in Evansville.
He was born October 16, 1946, in Washington, to James Edward and Fern Wilma (Summers) Padgett. He was a 1964 graduate of Washington Catholic High School. He was a member of the VFW men's auxiliary. He had retired from Jones Body Shop, where he had worked for several years. He loved fishing, gardening, visiting Colorado and he was an avid sports fan.
He is survived by his son, Eddy (Jenny) Padgett of Virginia; three daughters, Vanessa (Gregg) Fineis of Michigan, Sharon (JJ) Outen of South Carolina and Christina (Robert) Jones of South Carolina; sisters Carol L. (Richard) Suhre of Washington and Jo Ann Sanders of Colorado; seven grandchildren, Trevor Hunt, Brittany and Ryan Outen, Eddy Padgett, Austin, Jordan and Bailey Jones; and one great-grandaughter, Kaylie Smalls.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Frances Jo (Kosier) Padgett; sister Sharon Sturgeon; brother Steven Padgett; and special friend of many years, Vivian Brewer.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Ed Lee Mortuary, with Yvonne Evans officiating. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery in Washington. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Ed Lee Mortuary.
Memorial donations may be given to the family in care of Ed Lee Mortuary, 101 N. Meridian St., Washington, IN 47501.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.edleemortuary.com.
Published on August 10, 2017
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