Noble Wayne Padgett

October 24, 1946March 8, 2018
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SFC Noble “Wayne” Padgett passed away on March 8, 2018 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Sherrill’s Ford after a long, courageous battle with cancer. He was a 20 year career veteran of the US Army in telecommunications. During which time he was awarded multiple accommodation awards and medals. He was always working diligently around the home and always helping others. He loved his family and his church. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was preceded in death by a son Kevin Wayne Padgett; parents Paul and Mary Rosella Richardson Padgett and a sister Sharon Kay Little. Survived by a loving wife of 39 years, Linda Jane Smithey Padgett of Claremont, NC; daughters, Saundra Petty Huffman of Claremont and Cheryl Petty Weaver and husband Timothy Eric Weaver of Powell, TN. Four grandchildren, Jennifer Canella of Hickory, Jordan Huffman of Newton, Briana Stephens and husband Shane of Powell, TN and Courtney Weaver of Powell, TN. Four great grandchildren, Jacob and Callie Canella of Claremont, Zoey Huffman of Conover and Cash Stephens of Powell, TN; brother John Padgett and wife Kelley of Arkansas; sisters, Linda Aragon of Texas and Joyce Turner and husband JR of Texas; several nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Nephew, Danny Little and Niece, Amy Wickham of Colorado along with the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and special friends for their support during this difficult time, and the wonderful care given by the staff of Catawba Regional Hospice , Sherrill’s Ford. The family will receive friends at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Conover, NC Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 12:30 to 1:45 pm. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm officiated by Bishop Bruce Arndt and with President Raymond Pate presiding. A Graveside ceremony will follow by President Raymond Pate at Catawba Memorial Park with Full Military Honors. Pallbearers will be Jordan Huffman, Shane Stephens, Alec Smithey, Craig Smithey, Jamen Smithey, and Cory Smithey Condolences may be left at The Padgett Family is under the care of Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations.


  • Jordan Huffman
  • Shane Stephens
  • Alec Smithey
  • Craig Smithey
  • Jamen Smithey
  • Cory Smithey


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 13, 2018
  • Visitation Tuesday, March 13, 2018

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Teresa Turner

March 13, 2018

Dear Linda,
We are saddened by the news of Wayne’s passing and want you to know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May you be comforted by the love around you.
With much love and sympathy,
Teresa and Cobb Turner

Linda Aragon

March 10, 2018

In Memory Of My Special Brother Noble Wayne Padgett exiting his life here on earth and being received into the portals of glory. Heaven gained another Angel. He was given the name Noble after our grandfather on our father's side. He lived up to his surname just as Poppa did. Today is full if memories together from childhood to adulthood . It is like having a treasure chest full of priceless artifacts filled with joy and happiness that no one can take away. I had to let you go but you will always remain in my heart. God knew what was best so He took your hand and ushered you into Paradise to spend eternity with him in Heaven. You fought a tough battle just like a soldier till the bitter end. May the Winds of Heaven blow softly upon you letting you feel how much I love you and miss you. So happy at last that you are resting in Peace with no more pain and suffering. I'll see you again on the other side of the Stars. You will always remain in my heart. Your life was a blessing to so many people on the paths that you crossed throughout your journey. You will be missed beyond measure. I am so proud of all your accomplishments. Very proud to let the world know what an awesome brother I had for 71 years. Thanks for serving our country in the United States Army for 20 years. You did a Superior job in helping to make America free. As Always Love & Hugs from your sister Linda Marie Aragon

Joyce Turner

March 9, 2018

So many memories of my sweet brother, Wayne. He was the hero of the family when he joined the army. I remember when he came home for a visit he had a beautiful green mustang. He was the baby of the family for 6 years and then I came along.

The one thing that I will always remember is that he taught me how to tell time because he knew I was getting a watch for Christmas. He loved me even though I did hit him in the head with a "real" hammer when I was about 2 years old. There were fun times, like when he played "dirty socks" game with me. I would do anything to get my big brother to play with me. Then when I was 5 years old I was going to be on Romper Room and Miss Jeanie was coming to my house. What does he do..he tells me that that "white rock" in the backyard was a special rock and I should give it to Miss Jeanie. What little girl would not trust her big brother?? It was not a rock! The dog had left it..haha.

He grew into a great man, husband, father and brother. There are many more memories I could tell. I just want him to know how much he was loved by his baby sister. Love you, Wayne and I deeply miss you.

This is a picture that was taken in June 2002, the last time all five of the Padgett kids were together at the same time. Top picture is Linda, WAYNE, Sharon, and me. Bottom picture Sharon, John, me, WAYNE, and Linda.

Your sis, Joyce