Ricky Joel Padgett, 66 of Pittsfield, MA died Sunday May 2, 2021. With strength, he confronted the health issues that challenged him for many years, before finally succumbing to them. He was born in Burgaw, NC on January 1, 1955, son of Gilbert Rozell Padgett and Catherine (Teachey) Padgett. He grew up in Watha, NC, graduating from Penderlea High School.
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In his younger years, Ricky was employed as a power lineman in North Carolina. After moving to MA, he worked in the construction industry with JH Maxymillian Construction, receiving training and certifications in many areas. His last position was as a construction superintendent in Ohio.
He was a lifetime avid sportsman, who enjoyed all types of hunting and fishing. He belonged to the “Buck Busters Hunting Club” in Watha, NC. He had a wealth of hunting and fishing knowledge and loved to swap stories with fellow sportsmen. He was also a fan of NASCAR racing and enjoyed watching baseball, basketball and football games.
He is survived by his son Matthew Padgett and his wife Sara of Pittsfield, his daughter Alicia Lamb and her husband Nicholas of Pittsfield, and his six grandchildren Colby Padgett, Kestrel Padgett, Elodie Padgett, Dominic Lamb, Henrik Padgett and Asher Padgett all of Pittsfield. His ex-wife Deborah Nicholas and her husband Ronald of Pittsfield. His brother Donald and his wife Alma Ruth of Watha, his sister Sylvia Pierce of Watha, his sister Sherry Bond and her husband Harvey of Watha, his brother-in-law Arnold Marshburn of Watha and his sister-in-law Gerry Padgett of Watha. As well as his ex sister and brother-in-laws Beverley Botelho of North Adams, MA, Alice Gage of Otis, MA, Janet White of Gainesville, FL, Ruth and Pliny (Hank) Sohl of Bunnell, FL, Edwin Drake of Deepwater, MO, many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, great great nieces and nephews and numerous long time friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Barbara (Bobbie) Marshburn, his brother Larry Padgett and his brother-in-law Monk Pierce and his ex Brother-in-laws Augustine Botelho, Robert Gage, Clarence White and sister-in-law Mary Drake.
Private services for Ricky Padgett will be held for family, at a later date. The Flynn & Dagnoli-Bencivenga Funeral Home at 5 Elm Street, Pittsfield, MA is in charge of arrangements. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com