Mahlon Padgett

Born: Sat., Dec. 19, 1959
Died: Tue., Mar. 15, 2011


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 18, 2011
Location: - Not available -

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Mar. 19, 2011

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     Mahlon E. Padgett IV died Tuesday, March 15, 2011.
     Born December 19, 1959, at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, he was a son of Mahlon E. Padgett III and the late Lillian Franklin Dempcy Rowe. He was a 1977 graduate of Marlboro Academy and a 1981 graduate of the Citadel where he was a member of the Summerall Guard and the Skydiving Club, and also had the opportunity to serve as an escort for the Miss America Pageant. He went on to graduate from the University Of South Carolina School Of Law. He was a captain in the United States Air Force, serving with the Judge Advocate General.  He was a former Assistant Solicitor for Darlington County. He was an Attorney At Law with the Padgett Law Office.
     Mahlon was very active in the community. He has served as a Master Mason, President of the Rotary, and President of the Marlboro Players. He also participated in Relay for Life, was a member of the Marlboro Country Club, a member of the band, Stellaz Fellows, and a member and instructor for the Professional Divers Association. He  had an active interest in aviation.
     Surviving are his father, Mahlon E. Padgett III, of Ocean Isle Beach, NC; his sons, Joshua Levi Padgett (Erin) of Junction City, Kansas, and Caleb Cody Padgett (Danielle) of Yorktown, Texas; his brother, Lynwood D. Padgett of Charlotte, NC; his uncle, Bill and aunt, Linda Rowe of Florence, SC; and his grandchildren, Ayla, Eli, Laura, Krysten, Kaylee, and Drayven.
     Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Burroughs Cooper Kiser Funeral Home with burial to follow in Sunset Memorial Park with Military Honors. The family will receive friends from 6:00PM-8:00PM, Friday, March 18, 2011 at the funeral home.
     Memorials are suggested to The Citadel Foundation, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 
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Keith & Pamela Grant
   Posted Wed March 16, 2011
Mahlon was one of a kind. He always had something witty to say, and he could always make you laugh. He will be truly missed by so many. We are keeping Mahlon and his family in our thoughts and prayers.

Jim & Nancy Wood
   Posted Wed March 16, 2011
Thoughts and prayers are with Mahlon's family at this time. He was so full of life and you never knew what question he was going to ask. May you be comforted in knowing others share your sorrow. He will truly be missed.

Pat Rogers
   Posted Thu March 17, 2011
The family of Mahlon Padgett, You are in our prayers and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.

Mrs. Jan Davis Aschleman
   Posted Thu March 17, 2011
Mahlon I will miss you. You will always be dear and near to my heart. My prayers are with you and your family. We will meet again one day. You would be so proud if you could see all of your Citadel buddies here! Its just as you would have wanted it.

Roy A. DeHaven
   Posted Thu March 17, 2011
To the family and his many friends...
This man helped so many of us make it through difficult days. His humor was always deflty used to difuse tense situations. He was one of my Citadel classmates I always enjoyed seeing. God Bless you all

Brandy Dudley
   Posted Thu March 17, 2011
I'm sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.

The Tim Bedenbaugh Family
   Posted Thu March 17, 2011
As a Citadel Class of 81 brother of Mahlon, we all feel the loss. God bless you all with a peace surpassing human understanding.

The Tim Bedenbaugh Family

Bill Haynie
   Posted Thu March 17, 2011
Mahlon, Anne and I were terribly saddened to read of young Mahlon's passing in today's State paper. We send our heart-felt sympathy to you and all the family. We have you all in our thoughts and prayers.


Sally Jennings
   Posted Thu March 17, 2011
I am so sorry about your loss. Your dad will be missed by so many people in this county. Caleb, I worked in the office at Marlboro Academy when you attended and just wanted you to know my thoughts have been with you and your brother.

Bobbie Sue Latham
   Posted Fri March 18, 2011
Our family thought the world of Mahlon. He will be greatly missed.

David A. Scott, Ph.D., J.D.
   Posted Mon March 21, 2011
Mahlon was a classmate of mine at El Cid and a fellow Air Force Officer afterward. I share in your grief and am very sorry for such a loss to your family, the community, and the Nation. Unknowingly, we were also brother Masons, so I doubly acknowledge he has laid down his working tools and traveled to the celestial lodge tobe with the Grand Architect of the Universe. I wish you comfort and Peace in Christ Jesus.

Vanessa Baker
   Posted Tue March 22, 2011
Mahlon will be sadly missed by all that knew and loved him. He made a difference in my life. He was my friend. I will keep Lynwood, Big Mahlon, Bill, Linda, Caleb, and Levi in my prayers. Vanessa

Aphrodite Konduros
   Posted Tue March 22, 2011
Mahlon was a fine member of my law school class. He was fun and smart, and always prepared. I am devastated to hear this news. My sympathy to you all.

Judge Aphrodite Konduros
SC Court of Appeals

David M. Yokel
   Posted Tue March 22, 2011
My sympathies are with the family. I was in law school with Mahlon and always had the greatest respect for him. He always had a great attitude when things got rough at school. He enjoyed life. I had not seen him for quite some time since school but my memories are very good. Best wishes to all.

University of South Carolina School of Law
   Posted Wed March 23, 2011
The University of South Carolina School of Law Dean, faculty and staff, sends our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

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