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Dr. William Neil Padgett

Obituary for Dr. William Neil Padgett

August 31, 1937 - January 13, 2021
Owensboro, Kentucky | Age 83


Dr. William Neil Padgett, 83, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at his home. Dr. Padgett was born in Florence S.C. and was raised in PeeDee, SC. He graduated from Davidson College in 1959 and the Medical University of South Carolina in 1963, where he completed his internship and residency in 1968. As a Lt. Commander in the Navy, he was assigned as a physician to The United States Naval Academy, where he served until 1970. Dr. Padgett came to Owensboro in 1970 where he practiced obstetrics and gynecology until his retirement in 2002. Through the course of his career, he delivered more than 8,000 babies.

Dr. Padgett was actively involved in his profession as a member of the American, Kentucky, and Daviess County medical associations, a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Diplomat to the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He truly made Owensboro his home and was actively involved in positions of leadership with local volunteer, community, and business activities. Dr. Padgett's personal interests included snow skiing, antiques, fine art, hunting and fishing. A charming and gifted raconteur, it was always a delight to be in his company.

Dr. Padgett was a member of First Baptist church. Later he attended Sorgho Baptist church. Due to his declining health and COVID he enjoyed watching Dr. David Jeremiah at home on Sundays.

Dr. Padgett is survived by his wife Patti Schaber Padgett; his daughters Ashely Padgett Bradley and her husband Jared of Nashville, TN, and Ellen Padgett of Seattle; his stepdaughter Caitlyn Schaber and Stepson Tony Schaber, both of Owensboro; his grandchildren Townes Bradley, Indio Bradley, and Friday Bradley; his step-grandchild Alexis Schaber; his sister Sue Padgett Rowell of Perth, Australia; and his brother John Padgett and his wife Kathy of Chapin, S.C. He was preceded in death his parents William Neil, Sr. and Anna Rowan Padgett, a daughter Annie Padgett Human and his former wife Anne Mattingly Padgett.

The service for Dr. Padgett will be private. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in McLean County. The service may be viewed Thursday morning on Dr. Padgett's obituary page at Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the local Shop-With-A-Cop or the St. Joseph Peace Mission. Memories and messages of condolence for the family of Dr. W. Neil Padgett may be shared at

Services Will Be Private

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    842 Ridgeway Drive
    Owensboro, KY 42303

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Owensboro, KY 42303
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