Marcus Ivan Padgett

January 28, 1974September 4, 2018
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Carlyss, LA- Marcus Ivan Padgett, 44, died Tuesday, September 4, 2018, in a Houston, Texas hospital.

He was a native of Fort Myers, Florida and had been a longtime resident of Nashville, Tennessee. He was a graduate of Sulphur High School, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran, and volunteered with the American Red Cross and a fire and rescue department in Georgia. Marcus was heavily involved in the music entertainment industry in Nashville. He loved music, hiking, and gaming with his sons.

Survivors include his children, Mitchell Padgett, Matthew Padgett, and Ryan Padgett, all of Rabun Gap, Georgia; his mother, Cathy LeGros and husband, Pat of Carlyss; the mother of his children, Dawn Wilburn of Rabun Gap, Georgia; his grandmother, Marguerite Martell of Florida; his siblings, Scott LeGros of Arkansas, Shannon LeGros of Arkansas, Amy Benoit of Carlyss, Billy Padgett of Michigan, and Sarah Padgett of North Carolina. He is preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Padgett; his brother, Mitchell LeGros; and grandparents, Melvin Martell and Kay Padgett.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Sunday, September 9, in Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home. The Rev. Edward Richard, M.S. will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Jennings. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Saturday and from 8:30 a.m. until the time of service Sunday in the funeral home. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at


  • Mitchell Padgett, Son
  • Matthew Ryan, Son
  • Ryan Padgett, Son
  • Cathy LeGros and husband Pat, Mother
  • Dawn Wilburn, Mother of his children
  • Marguerite Martell, Grandmother
  • Scott LeGros, Brother
  • Shannon LeGros, Sister
  • Amy Benoit, Sister
  • Billy Padgett, Brother
  • Sarah Padgett, Sister
  • Kenneth Padgett, Father
  • Mitchell LeGros, Brother
  • Melvin Martell, Grandfather
  • Kay Padgett, Grandmother


  • Visitation Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, September 9, 2018

Marcus Ivan Padgett

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Michelle Frey

December 15, 2018

I met Marcus in 2012 when I went to Nashville to visit my friend Lynne. I remember the first time I laid eyes on him! We became very close friends very quickly and never looked back! I'll never forget the "fireflies" Marcus! Thanks for the beautiful memories!

Gary West

September 15, 2018

I met Marcus at WaylonFest.
He was the first person to greet me with a smile and a hand shake. We became friends instantly ... a dynamite, smart and funny guy. Apprently there was not an appointed stage manager so...Marcus just jumped in and handled things!
What a wonderful spirit ...
Rest My Friend..
You will be missed..

Kassie George

September 7, 2018

I met Marcus at Honky Tonks Bar and Grill in Gallatin, TN . He always made me laugh when he came in. We all knew that it was going to be an amazing night, and full of laughs when he showed up! Marcus you will be dearly missed.

RIP Marcus,

Ginger Sutter

September 7, 2018

Remember first meeting Marcus at the pool at Lake View RV resort. His smile and overall outstanding personality by just coming up and talking to us was the beginning of a very special friendship, one I will treasure always. Marcus you will be missed and you will be always be loved. You were taken away to soon my friend.

Ginger and Deana

Johnny King

September 7, 2018

Marcus and I hung out a several concerts before he went in the hospital, including the night before he was admitted. He had a way of smiling and cracking jokes that just made ya feel good.
We were discussing having him come out of “retirement” and manage my band,
I’ll always remember the good times and am thankful to call him my friend.

Sherry Nestleroad

September 7, 2018

I met Marcus when my daughter took me on a trip to Nashville. He introduced us to several Country music singers and made our trip so memorable. My heart goes out to his family, particularly his children. Rest In Peace Marcus,you went through so much here on Earth but you have earned your angel wings in Heaven.