of Flippin, AR
November 3, 1944 - April 14, 2022
Willie Dale Padgett, age 77 of Flippin, Arkansas passed away Thursday, April 14, 2022 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri following a brief Illness.Willie was born November 3, 1944 to the late Luke and Alma (King) Padgett in Flippin, Arkansas. A lifelong resident of the area, Willie was a kind hearted, hard working man that would help anyone that needed help. He always put the needs of others ahead of his own. Everyone knew not to ask Willie a question if they didn't want the truth because whether it was hard to hear or not, it was always the truth.Willie is survived by a sister, Pearl Hannah of Andover, Kansas and a special niece, Sandra Merrell along with several other nieces and nephews and a host of friends.He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and four sisters.Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at Roller-Burns Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jack Jefferson officiating. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery near Flippin.Pallbearers will be Steve Copeland, Steve Davenport, Virgil Fry, Tyson Phillips, John Tate and Jack Wallace.
Willie was a wonderful neighbor and friend. I will miss our visits especially the visits when we blocked the road! Always willing to help. You worked hard everyday. I certainly will miss "Old Red" coming down the road. RIP dear friend. See you again someday.
Sharon and I have known, gone to school with and worked with the Padgett family forever. Never a more honest hard working individual than Willy. I agree with David, the world would be a better place were there more Willie's. Marion County will miss him.
Willie was one of a kind with a gentle soul and caring heart. He never asked for much, however, he was always there to help others. He was a great friend and neighbor who drove that old beat up red Ford truck. Willie was an Ozark icon. They don’t make ‘‘em like Willie anymore. We’re sure going to miss him!
Thoughts and Prayers for the family. R.I.P. my dear cousin. will never forget your kindness and love for everyone.
So sorry to hear about the passing of Willie. He was a longtime customer, and a very good friend. He was a Very Hard worker! He will be missed!
I am so sorry to hear of Willie’s passing. Willie was one of the kindest, most caring, hard working people I have ever known. I have known him as long as I can remember knowing anyone and I have never heard or seen anything but good about him. My thoughts and prayers are with the Padgett family. Rest In Peace Willie. Your kindness will always be remembered.
Uncle Willie, you will be missed but never forgotten. Loved your sense of humor and how you were always there to help. I also want to say thank you for your service to our great nation. Rest now and enjoy heaven.
So sorryPrayers for the family.
I grew up with Willie and his sisters living next door to us. Many precious memories. So sorry. Blanche Dickey
Willie was perhaps the hardest working man I ever knew. If everybody was like Willie, this world would have no problems.