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Earl Lincoln PadgettPassing: December 4, 2021


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Tuesday, December 14th @ 1:00 p.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Tueday, December 14th @ 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Mitchell Cemetery

Tuesday, December 14th

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA – Earl Lincoln Padgett, 85, formerly of Mitchell, passed away Saturday, December 4, 2021, at 3:40 a.m.

Born February 12, 1936, in Mitchell, he was the son of Ollis and Lilly M. (Davis) Padgett.  He married Velma Ritchison on March 14, 1959.

Earl retired from Lehigh Cement Company and served on the Mitchell Fire Department 28 years.  He was a member of the Mitchell Church of Christ and Gulf Coast Church of Fort Myers.  Earl was a 1955 graduate of Mitchell High School and an avid IU fan.

He is survived by his loving wife, Velma Padgett of Fort Myers, Florida

                      daughter, Tamara Lee of  Florence, South Carolina and son-in-law, Randy Lee

                   grandsons, Jonathon Lee of Bedford, Indiana and his daughter, Alexis

                                    Juston Lee of Spanish Fort, Alabama and his wife Cara

and their children, Danielle, Josiah, Willow and Beau

His parents and brother, Robert, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 14, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Allen Burris officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Mitchell Church of Christ

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22 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Linda Bex | Bedford
    Date: December 14, 2021
    Velma and Tammy: So sorry for the loss. Earl was one of a kind,, never met a stranger and always had a smile on his face. Remember so many times at Fairview Church too many to even begin to mention.
  2. Guest: Joe Byrum | Mitchell IN.
    Date: December 14, 2021
    Earl was a great friend and coworker. He will be missed by all. His friendly smile great personality . I cannot say enough about him. Dear Lord you just got a great man. Wish I could come say good bye to you my friend, but I will be with in heart and sole. Rest In Peace my friend. Joe Byrum.
  3. Guest: Brenda Beyers | Ypsilanti, Mi
    Date: December 13, 2021
    Dear Velma and Family, So sorry for your loss! Sending you big hugs and prayers! Most sincerely, Brenda Beyers
  4. Guest: Mary Lagle | Mitchell, IN
    Date: December 13, 2021
    Velma and family, So very sorry. Earl was such a wonderful kind man, always had a smile, may God's love give you comfort. Gerry and Pauline Lagle
  5. Guest: Vicki King Lovelace | Rochester Hills, Mi
    Date: December 12, 2021
    Velma and family, I am so sorry to hear of Earl's passing. I have so many fond memories of Earl. He was such a kind person. Fond memories when we used to go home with you both. I have thought about both of you so often! Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Gob bless you!
  6. Guest: Tony & Diane Nugent | Mitchell
    Date: December 11, 2021
    Velma, so sorry to hear about Earl. One day we will get to see Our Loved ones. Take Care.
  7. Guest: Mike & Suzie Leatherman | Mitchell, IN
    Date: December 10, 2021
    Velma, so very sorry to hear of Earl’s passing. Both our dad’s worked with him at Lehigh for many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family!!
  8. Guest: Julia A Byers | BLOOMINGTON
    Date: December 10, 2021
    Tammy and Velma - sending my condolences and sympathy. He was always such a nice, kind man when I talked with him. I wish you both peace in the days ahead.
  9. Guest: Charles and Janet Noe | Mitchell, IN
    Date: December 10, 2021
    Velma and Tammy. Being neighbors go back many years and different places. I'll miss seeing you driving by. Janet
  10. Guest: Terry Gilbert | Chicago Il
    Date: December 9, 2021
    Sorry for your loss Tammy
  11. Guest: Cheryll Sanders | Bedford In
    Date: December 9, 2021
    So sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed talking to Earl and Velma. Remember our times at the yearly fireman fish fry. Prayers for the family!
  12. Guest: Annie Bex and Amel Bex | pigeon forge, tn 37863
    Date: December 9, 2021
    We're so sorry for your loss.
  13. Guest: Chuck Cooper | Mitchell, IN
    Date: December 9, 2021
    I met Earl at Lehigh. He was the crusherman at lehigh quarry. Always a smile and a true friend. Everyone liked Earl. Long time since I seen him, but one day we will meet again in Heaven. That is GOD'S promise. Chuck
  14. Guest: John Hardman | Bloomington, Indiana
    Date: December 9, 2021
    Have known Earl most of my life and worked with him at Lehigh! He was a good friend and coworker! Rest In Peace my friend! Condolences to the family!🙏❤
  15. Guest: Annette ( King ) Neely | Mitchell
    Date: December 9, 2021
    So sorry to hear of your loss. I remember him from church at Fairview. My sympathy to you all.
  16. Guest: Robin Wilson | Huron, In
    Date: December 9, 2021
    Prayers to your family. I Always enjoyed talking to him and Velma. He was always so kind.
  17. Guest: Roy and Marcia Sage | Orleans , Ind
    Date: December 9, 2021
    Velma and Tammy…… so very sorry for your loss. We pray for God’s comfort and love to surround your family. We thought a lot of Earl and we will always remember the good time’s we had together. Love you and if you ever need anything let us know.
  18. Guest: Buddy Hendricks | Mitchell IN
    Date: December 9, 2021
    Velma, Tammy, and family: the words written here by friends and acquaintances are no small source of comfort. I hope that you find peace in them with the fact that you will see Earl again. I am so glad that I was one of his friends. He was a special guy…
  19. Guest: Reny and Linda Burgi / Greenwood | Greenwood , Indiana
    Date: December 9, 2021
    Velma , Tammy and all the family there are not enough words to say what a wonderful person Earl was to everyone. Our heartfelt condolences to you and may God give you strength in abundance. His kindness will never be forgotten
  20. Guest: Brad and Lee Purlee | Bedford
    Date: December 9, 2021
    Tammy and Velma...So very sorry for your loss. We pray for God's comfort and love to surround you at this time.
  21. Guest: Danny and Ruthanne Blackwell | Bedford
    Date: December 9, 2021
    Earl and I worked many years together. He was a great fellow employee at Lehigh. He was such a good man; he will be missed. Velma, you and yours are in out prayers. We are so sorry
  22. Guest: Janet Little | Sebastopol, CA
    Date: December 9, 2021
    Velma and Tammy, So sorry to hear of your husband and father passing away. I always remember him as being friendly and stopping to speak to me and my Mother when he saw us. I know it hurts a lot right now. I’ll be thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.