Cleo Franklin “Cotton” Padgett

Cleo Franklin “Cotton” Padgett, 92, of Pine Bluff, formerly of Monticello, passed away on January 8, 2019 at his home.

He was born on January 16, 1926 in Lamar, Oklahoma the late Andrew Padgett and Lilly May Haney Padgett.

Mr. Padgett was a retired welder and truck driver. He was a United States Army Veteran of World War II decorated with two Bronze Stars for his meritorious performance of military duty at the Rhine River and in the European Theater of operations. He loved playing Dominoes and was a Believer.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Padgett ad Pete Padgett and two sisters, Minnie Fay Padgett and Gladys Padgett.

Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Kathleen Swan Padgett of Pine Bluff, formerly of Monticello; two daughters, Peggy Pritchard and husband Jerry of Pine Bluff and Vickie Jackson and husband Revel of Monticello; one grandson, J. R. Jackson and wife Shannon of Monticello; one granddaughter, Kristi McDaniel and husband Jason of Woodlawn; two great-granddaughters, Mallory Jackson and Gracie McDaniel.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 10, at Oakland Cemetery in Monticello.

Arrangements by Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello.