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Phillip W. Padgett, 66, of rural Frankfort, died July 30, 2017, at St. Elizabeth East Hospital, Lafayette. Born Sept. 16, 1950, in Frankfort, to Lloyd W. and Imogene J. (Snell) Padgett.

He married Jacquelyn S. Linedecker; and she survives.

Phil was a 1968 graduate of Clinton Prairie High School, and took the Short Course at Purdue University.

He was a member of the New Hope Church.

Phil began farming in 1973, retiring in 2006 due to health issues.

He was active in 4-H, a 10-year member, showing cattle and hogs; was active in FFA and was state FFA Choir president and also a member of National FFA Choir. Phil continued his love of 4-H as Clinton County 4-H Swine superintendent, sheep superintendent and the Clinton County 4-H Lamb Scramble. He created the 4-H micro-mini tractor pulling program that has gone statewide, and is a member of the National and Indiana Micro-Mini Tractor Pulling associations and was past president.In 1985, Phil led the way in starting Ole Hickory Days in Colfax. He was a 25-year member of the Colfax Lions Club.

Phil is survived by mother, Imogene J. Padgett of Frankfort; wife, Jacquelyn S. Padgett of rural Frankfort; two sons, Jason (Morissa) Padgett of Frankfort and Patrick (Shelee) Padgett of Fredericksburg, Texas; one daughter, Lacey Padgett Neher of Frankfort; three sisters, Constance Connie (Duane) Blacker of Colfax, Pamela Pam (Mark) Clements of Kirklin and Bonnie L. (Randall) Sottong of Kempton; two brothers, L. Michael Padgett of Frankfort; Kent A. (Tammy) Padgett of Frankfort; and eight grandchildren, Aris, Haley and Nick Padgett, Kara, Kayla and Spencer Neher and Knox and Ryker Padgett.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Jill Padgett.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 W. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug.3, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park.

Memorial donations may be made to the 4-H Micro-Mini Tractor Pulling Association, 1111 S. Jackson St., Frankfort.

Online condolences may be made at www.goodwinfuneralhome.com.
Published on August 1, 2017
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