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Wilford Padgett, 60, was Army vet

Wilford Harold Padgett, 60, of Jacksonville died August 4, 2011. He was born in Jacksonville to the late Preston Padgett and Leona Harris Padgett on January 23, 1951. He was a life-long resident of Maxville and honorably served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed fishing, tending to livestock, reading and watching westerns.

Mr. Padgett was predeceased by siblings Sammy Padgett, L.J. Padgett, Franklin Padgett, Buddy Padgett, Lewis Padgett, David Wayne Padgett, Betty Manning and Nancy Rosier.


Survivors include daughter Melissa Jo Padgett of Jacksonville; brother Tommy (Sherrie) Padgett of Jacksonville; sisters Edith Prentice and Barbara (Earl) Magruder of Jacksonville; grandson Joseph Brown; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

The funeral service was held August 9 at 11:00 am at Long Branch Baptist in Macclenny with Pastor Tommie Capps officiating.  Interment followed at Long Branch Cemetery in Maxville. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

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