Mr. Oscar Padgett, age 74, passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital surrounded by his family on Tuesday, October 18, 2022. Mr. Padgett was born in Lyons, GA to the late Frank and Ruth Padgett on May 16, 1948. He worked in the maintenance department for 15 years with GA Pacific and later opened his own business, Conan’s Backwoods’ Bar-B-Que where he was well known for his boston butts, ribs, chicken, brunswick stew and loaded barbeque baked potato. He enjoyed camping, fishing and spending time with his friends and family. Mr. Padgett attended the Black Creek Holy Church of God and Ellabell United Methodist Church.
He was the first Fire Chief for North Bryan Volunteer Fire Department where he was instrumental in getting the Mill Creek Fire Department built and was also a Volunteer Fire Fighter with the Pembroke Fire Department. He was a member and Past Master at the Pembroke Masonic Lodge #469 F & AM; a member of the Bryan County Shrine Club, Alee Hillbillies, Nights of Mecca and Alee Roadrunners. One of Oscar’s greatest joys was transporting children to the hospital in Cincinnati, Greenville, Dayton, Tampa and Shreveport. He was currently serving as president of the Alee Roadrunners and was named the 2021 Roadrunner of the Year.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by eight siblings, Homer Padgett, Earline Crosby, Orene Mosley, Dorothy Reese, Herbert Padgett, Marilyn Padgett, Melvin Padgett and Lamar Padgett.
He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Diane Miller Padgett; four children, Wesley Padgett and his wife Aleisha of Ellabell, Jenna Mitchell and her husband Jerry of Ellabell, Keith Padgett of Claxton and Tina Padgett of Port Wentworth; two sisters, Elizabeth Stephens of Bloomingdale and Opal Gay of Lyons, GA; grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and special sister-in-law, Peggy Padgett of Pembroke.
Visitation will be held on Friday, October 21, 2022 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Flanders Powell Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in the Flanders Powell Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Stan Tyson, Reverend Don Combs, Reverend Patrick Brannen and Reverend Russell Rogers officiating.
Burial will follow at the Ellabell United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Oscar may be made to the Alee Shriners Morris Slocum Fund at P.O. Box 14147, Savannah, GA 31416.
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Flanders Powell Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Oscar Padgett.