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Bobby Padgett, 72, of Clay Hill

Bobby Gene Padgett, 72, of Clay Hill, Florida died May 3, 2011 at his residence. He was born in Highland, FL on August 2, 1938 to Lonnie Padgett and Ola Padgett. Bobby was the last of 10 native residents of Clay Hill. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, shrimping and being a provider for his family.

Mr. Padgett was an active member and served as a shop steward in the Teamsters Local #512 of Jacksonville, where he retired in 1987 after 30 years of dedicated service. He was preceded in death by sisters Ethel Peeler, Mertie Brooks, Minnie Moore and Emily Royston; brothers Buddy, Mark Lee and L.J. Padgett.

Survivors include children Donna Padgett Perry, Jeffery Padgett, and Robert Phelan (Patty) Padgett, all of Clay Hill; former spouse Betty Jean Carter Padgett Church; grandchildren Terina (Larry), Josh (Sabrina), Jason (Dolly), Daniel (Christina), Jeffery, Matthew, Cheyenne, Nathaniel, and Jonathan; 10 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

The funeral service was held May 6 at 1:00 pm at Clay Hill Baptist Church with Pastor Daniel Padgett officiating. Interment followed at Long Branch Cemetery. Ferreira Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

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