Funeral services for Larry G. Padgett, age 66, of Bangs will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Bangs First Baptist Church with Dr. Pepper Dill officiating. Burial will follow in the Bangs Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. today at Heartland Funeral Home in Early.

    Larry died suddenly Tuesday evening, Aug. 17, 2010, at the Lake Brownwood State Park.

    He was born Oct. 14, 1943, in Hepzibah, Ga. He worked as a maintenance supervisor for a petro chemical company on the Texas Gulf Coast. They formerly lived at LaPorte, Pasadena, and Deer Park. He had lived in Bangs for the past 10 years, moving from LaPorte. He and his wife owned and operated the Snak Shak in Bangs for several years and he was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Bangs where he will be remembered as the “Go To Guy” when things needed to be fixed. He spent his life in service to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He loved people and especially his family.

    He is survived by his wife, Barbara Padgett of Bangs; daughter, Diana Padgett of Bangs; son, Wesley Padgett and his wife Elizabeth of Spring, Texas; three granddaughters, Morgan Elaine Padgett of Spring, Texas, Michelle Williamson of Shreveport, La., and Kimberly Williamson of Spring, Texas; grandsons, Keith Loftin of The Woodlands, Alexander, Christopher, Timothy and Zachary Williamson, all of Spring, Texas; brother, Allen Padgett of Augusta, Ga.; two sisters, Vonnice Barton of South Carolina and Dot Johnson of Georgia.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

    He was preceded in death by two sisters, Martha Kelly and Audrey Connerly.

    In celebration of his life, the family requests that those attending the funeral service wear very casual clothing and something red in his remembrance.

    Memorials are requested to be made to the First Baptist Church of Bangs Library fund or to the New Day Orphanage in Zambia c/o First Baptist Church in Bangs.

    Friends are invited to sign the guest book and leave condolences at www.heartlandfuneralhome.net.