Padgett, Gene “Fred”

Mr. Gene “Fred” Padgett, 63, of Jonesboro, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife, Pat Padgett; daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca and Bryan Smith, of Florida, Suzan and Keith Lowry, of Jonesboro, Ga., Melody and Michael Rue, of Conyers; three sisters; seven brothers; grandchildren, Ashley Smith, Katie Smith, Amanda Rue, Channing Lowry and Austin Rue.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 2 p.m., in the Ford-Stewart Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Floyd Carmack officiating. Interment will be at the Crest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends TODAY (Friday, Feb. 3), from 2 p.m., to 4 p.m., and 6 p.m., to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Flowers accepted, or contributions be made to the family.

Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge is in charge of arrangements, (770) 210-2700, www.fordstewartfuneralhome.com.