Joyce W. Padgett, age 82, of Caroleen, passed away Saturday, January 4, 2020.
Joyce was born April 26, 1937 in Rutherford County to the late George Robert Wilkie and Esther Greene Wilkie. She was the Postmaster for Caroleen for over 30 years and was of the Baptist faith. Joyce enjoyed cooking for her family, listening to music, was an accomplished pianist an avid reader. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-four years, Howard Y. Padgett; an infant daughter; one son, Howard Wayne Padgett; two grandchildren, and a sister, Frances "Libby" Phillips.
Those left to cherish her memory include two daughters, Sherry Ramsey (Samuel) of Forest City and Deborah Murray (John) of Caroleen; four grandchildren; sister-in-law, Frances Kimbrell of Spartanburg; ten great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family received friends at Harrelson Funeral Home.
Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.
Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family.