Calvin Padgett, age 91, of Mooresboro, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Cleveland Pines Nursing Home in Shelby.
Calvin was born March 12, 1929 in Rutherford County to the late Walter Padgett and Cordie Goforth Padgett. He served in the U.S. Army during the post-World War II era. Calvin worked many years as a mechanic for Murphy Cadillac and Pontiac in Spartanburg and as a self-employed auto mechanic for several years. He attended the Jehovah Witness Church and enjoyed going to flea markets and “piddling” in his workshop.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine Padgett; son, Willie Padgett and a sister, Beatrice Lavender.
Those left to cherish his memory include two daughters, Cynthia Padgett of Spartanburg and Tammy Waters (Stanley) of Glendale, SC; son, Robert Padgett of Spartanburg; two brothers, Hubert Padgett (Frances) of Shelby and Norman Padgett (Freda) of Ellenboro; two sisters, Eloise Powell of Ellenboro and Dianne Hewitt of Forest City. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Tina Greene (John), Terina Padgett (James), Justin Padgett (Lindsey), James Padgett, Harley Padgett and nine great-grandchildren, Joseph, Jacob, Paizley, Riley, Peyton, Josh, Belle, Austin and Makenzie.
In honor of Mr. Padgett’s wishes, no formal services will be conducted.