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Thomas Dabney Padgett, Sr.

September 15, 1956 - February 26, 2022

Tommy Padgett, 65, died February 26, 2022. He was born September 15,1956 in Lynchburg, the son of William Edward Padgett, Sr. and Julia Hagan Woods Padgett.

Tommy graduated from E.C.Glass High School, Class of 1974. Following graduation he worked at N.B. Handy for 42 years.

He had a passion for collecting. Some things were valuable and some maybe not so much.

Tommy was a kind hearted soul. Very likeable, an easy spirit, honest and reliable to the core. He was a wonderful father and adored his kids. Plus he was an amazing “dog whisperer!” He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Tommy was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his siblings William Edward Padgett, Jr. and Julia Woods Padgett Maloney; his former wife Carol Allyn Padgett; his children Thomas Dabney Padgett and Hannah Allyn Padgett; one grandchild Kyleigh Padgett; cousins Bettie T. Farmer and George A. Thompson; and a long time childhood friend, Archer Kirk.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, March 4, 2022 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 3788 Buffalo Springs Tpk. in Pedlar Mills, Monroe, at 12 p.m.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Madison Heights, is assisting the family.

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Mr . Padgett ,was a very nice man . He always had a smile and he alway had a good outlook on life . He will be missed by many

Posted by Walter Mason on March 4, 2022

My heart goes out to Tommy's family. I remember him calling me and saying "guess what? I'm a grandpa!" He was so excited. Knowing Tommy for almost 20 years now and us calling ea other once a week to see how he's doing or him calling to see how my son is doing who has cancer as well. He was so caring and kind hearted. I will truly miss our talks and the friendship we had. Miss you Tommy!

Posted by Patti Beck on March 4, 2022

I worked with Tommy at NBH for30 plus years. Tommy was soft spoken, very bright and resourceful. He had a gift for prioritizing and being flexible to make stuff happen when it needed to. He was never afraid to do what ever needed to be done to keep customers and branches needs fulfilled. Tommy had great personal character and was a pleasure to work with. It is a shame he left us so early in life.

Posted by Mitchell W Reaves on March 4, 2022

I worked with Tommy at NBH for30 plus years. Tommy was soft spoken, very bright and resourceful. He had a gift for prioritizing and being flexible to make stuff happen when it needed to. He was never afraid to do what ever needed to be done to keep customers and branches needs fulfilled. Tommy had great personal character and was a pleasure to work with. It is a shame he left us so early in life.

Posted by Mitchell W Reaves on March 4, 2022

I am so very sorry about the loss of another good friend growing up. My heart goes out to his family and other friends. I have not seen him in years, but still very proud to have called him my friend. Sincerely, Mike Feinman Boy Scout Troop 5

Posted by Mike Feinman on March 3, 2022

I met Tommy when I started working at N.B.Handy in 1978.We became friends.Tommy had a great since of humor and we would kid each other all the time.I called him “Todd” and he called me “Yortok”.If you watched Saturday night live in the mid seventies it was sketches (featuring Steve Martin,Gilda Radner and Bill Murray).I worked with Tommy for 22 years .He knew the ins and outs of the steel center and was often on the floor fixing equipment.He was loyal and hardworking.I fondly remember parties at his house which were always a good time!I kind of remember grain alcohol in a gallon jug and ending up in a cowpasture with Carol and Tommy laughing our heads off!Oh youth!He helped me a lot at work and was always willing to go above and beyond!He was a kind man and was good to his dogs.I would see him a lot with the dogs in his old truck.God bless him,I will miss Tommy.

Posted by Earl Martin on March 3, 2022

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