Earl Lincoln Padgett

February 12, 1936 – December 4, 2021

Earl Lincoln Padgett, 85, of Fort Myers, Florida, formerly of Mitchell, passed away Saturday, December 4, 2021, at 3:40 a.m.

Born February 12, 1936, in Mitchell, he was the son of Ollis and Lilly M. (Davis) Padgett.  He married Velma Ritchison on March 14, 1959.

Earl retired from Lehigh Cement Company and served on the Mitchell Fire Department for 28 years.  He was a member of the Mitchell Church of Christ and the Gulf Coast Church of Fort Myers.  Earl was a 1955 graduate of Mitchell High School.

He is survived by his loving wife, Velma Padgett of Fort Myers, Florida; daughter, Tamara Lee of  Florence, South Carolina, and son-in-law, Randy Lee; grandsons, Jonathon Lee of Bedford, Indiana, and his daughter, Alexis, Juston Lee of Spanish Fort, Alabama and his wife Cara and their children, Danielle, Josiah, Willow and Beau

His parents and brother, Robert, preceded him in death.

The funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 14, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Allen Burris officiating.  The burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial gifts can be made in Earl’s memory to the Mitchell Church of Christ.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.