Cleo Franklin “Cotton” Padgett
Cleo Franklin “Cotton” Padgett, 92, of Pine Bluff, formerly of Monticello, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at his home. He was born January 16, 1926 in Lamar, Okla. to the late Andrew Padgett and Lilly May Haney Padgett.
He was a retired welder and truck driver, and loved playing dominoes and was a Believer. He was a United States Army Veteran of World War II, decorated with two Bronze Stars for his meritorious performance of military duty at the Rhine River and in the European Theater of operations.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Padgett and Pete Padgett; and two sisters, Minnie Fay Padgett and Gladys Padgett.
Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Kathleen Swan Padgett of Pine Bluff, formerly of Monticello; two daughters, Peggy (Jerry) Pritchard of Pine Bluff and Vickie (Revel) Jackson of Monticello; one grandson, J.R. (Shannon) Jackson of Monticello; one granddaughter, Kristi (Jason) McDaniel of Woodlawn; and two great-granddaughters, Mallory Jackson and Gracie McDaniel.
Graveside services were Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Oakland Cemetery in Monticello. Arrangements were by Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home.
Online guestbook: www.stephensndearman.com.