Don Edward Padgett

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November 22, 1941 ~ October 23, 2021

Born in: Bostic, North Carolina
Resided in: Asheville, North Carolina

Don Edward Padgett, 79, of Asheville, died Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Advent Health, Hendersonville.

Born in Bostic, NC, he was the husband of the late Betty Ellen (Sams) Padgett, and the son of the late Herman Alonzo and Mary Opal (Rector) Padgett. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Stacie N. Padgett; a brother, Charles T., and two sisters, Martha Barnett and Terry J. Holt.

Don was a US Army veteran, and was employed for a number of years by Gerber Products Company in their maintenance department.

Don is survived by a son, Herman A. Padgett of Asheville; two brothers: Herman A. Padgett, Jr of CO and Robert D. Padgett (Beth) of Black Mountain; one sister, Elizabeth A. Jenkins of Hot Springs; two grandchildren: Donald J. “DJ” and Natasha M. Padgett; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A funeral service will be held at 12:30 PM on Friday, October 29, 2021 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with Rev. William Shane Cassida officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, Black Mountain. The family will receive friends from 11:30 until 12:30 prior to the service at the funeral home; masks are required.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.


For those who wish to pay their respects: October 29, 2021 11:30 am - December 6, 2023 12:30 pm

Room: Chapel

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


Funeral Service: October 29, 2021 12:30 pm - December 6, 2023 1:20 pm

Room: Chapel

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


Graveside Service: October 29, 2021 2:00 pm

Western Carolina State Veteran's Cemetery
962 Old US Hwy 70
Black Mountain, NC 28711


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  1. Herman and family,
    We are sorry to learn of Don’s passing. He and Vic worked together at Gerber many years and of course we attended many ball games at TC Roberson. May God’s presence comfort you and bring you peace.

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