Obituary: Clayton Padgett

Mr. Padgett, 92, died Monday, June 15, 2020.

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Clayton Padgett on Monday, June 15, 2020. He was 92.
Growing up in Ferndale, he went on to serve in the U.S. Merchant Marines and later in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. 
Clayton would go on to have a career of over 30 years with Continental Can in Winter Garden, Florida. After his retirement from Continental, Clayton pursued his interest in real estate.
Clayton was a 32° Scottish Rite Freemason, raised more than 60 years ago to the degree of Master Mason in 1954. Many have remembered him for his kindness and generosity to others throughout the years.
Clayton is survived by his loving wife, four children, one sister, eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held June 20, 2020. The family suggests in lieu of flowers that memorials in Clayton's name be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the American Heart Association. The family also invites friends to share memories and pictures of Clayton on


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