Gerald Gerode Padgett, Jr., 84 of Decatur, Ga., passed away Sunday November 26, 2017. He was born in Ehrhardt, SC, the son of the late Gerald Gerode Padgett, Sr. and Lois Clayton Padgett. He was a graduate of The Citadel in Charleston, SC. He married Bertie Delores McKnight and they moved to Atlanta in 1958. He was a loving father, husband, grandfather, and great grandfather. Gerald was a devoted member and deacon at Rehoboth Baptist Church. He retired from Life of Georgia in 1992. He was the treasurer of the DeKalb Stroke Club. Gerald also served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Survivors include 6 siblings; his two sons, Trey (Barbara) Padgett and Randy (Kathy) Padgett; his 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 30 at 11:00 am in the chapel of Floral Hills Funeral Home with Dr. Troy Bush officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 10-11 am on Thursday. Arrangements by Floral Hills Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Tucker.

Posted in: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Posted on: 2017-12-01

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