Mary June Watkins Padgett, age 87 of Forest City, died Saturday, October 23, 2021, at her home. Mary June was born in Forest City on September 19,1934 and was the daughter of the late Robert Ernest “Red” Watkins and Myrtle G Harrill Watkins.
Mary June was a graduate of Cool Springs High School and a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. She worked in the office at Rutherford Glass Company for many years where she retired.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Padgett and her beloved son, Jeffrey Lee Padgett.
Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Michael June Padgett, Robert Scott Padgett and his wife Angela, and her daughter, Debra Padgett Norville. The loves of her life, her grandchildren, Timothy Paige Hillard, Kristen Mary Padgett Finucan and husband Mike, Mitchell Craig Padgett, Joshua Lee Padgett, Jeremy Brett Padgett, Jarrett Graham Padgett, and great-grandchildren, Arey Paige Hillard, Savannah Kate Finucan, Malayna Marie Padgett and her special canine friend, Samantha.
The family will hold a private graveside service at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of The Carolina Foothills, Post Office Box 336, Forest City, North Carolina 28043, or the National Kidney Foundation-North Carolina, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.
The Padgett and King Mortuary & Crematory is in charge of arrangements and an online guest registry is available at www.padgettking.com
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