Morris Edward Padgett Sr.

Published 4:38 pm Monday, May 11, 2015

Morris Edward Padgett Sr., 91, humble servant of Christian faith, went to be with the Lord on May 10. He was surrounded by his wife of 72 years, Lanette Little Padgett and four children at his home in Hoover.

He was born on Aug. 4, 1923, in Chilton County, the son of the late Julian Ernest Padgett and the late Lilla Eugenia Littleton.

He was an entrepreneur of many businesses, including developer and builder. His servant heart touched many lives through individual acts of kindness and his generous support of multiple faith-based organizations through-out his lifetime.

Morris was a deacon in the Baptist faith and served as charter member of Bell Lane Baptist Church in Clanton, longtime member of Raleigh Avenue Baptist Church and Dawson Memorial Baptist Church, both in Homewood.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, known to most as PawPaw.

Surviving are his wife, Lanette Little Padgett, married in 1943; daughters, Kay (Guy) Ray, Lynn (Willis) Johnson, Joyce (David) Melton; son, Morris (Debbie) Padgett, Jr.; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and he was a special uncle to many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Julian Ernest Padgett and Lilla Eugenia Littleton Padgett; brother, Josiah Randall Padgett; grandson and his wife, Dylan Eugene Barry and Melissa Shelly Barry.

The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. May 12 at Bell Lane Baptist Church, Clanton.

Funeral services will be held May 12 at 2 p.m. at Bell Lane Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Christensen and Dr. George Allison officiating.

Interment will follow in Clanton City Cemetery in Clanton.

Pallbearers will be Brian Ray, Bradley Ray, Will Johnson, Lee Johnson, Trey Padgett, Zeke Barry, Kurt Michell and Rick Bush.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Bell Lane Baptist Church in Clanton.

Martin Funeral Home directing.

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