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Austin Blake Padgett

November 22, 1995 ~ April 9, 2021 (age 25)



            Austin Blake Padgett, entered life on November 22, 1995 to the late, Tina Renee O'Kelly and Dennis Edward O'Kelly. He went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 9th, 2021. Austin was the most caring and loving young man. He loved spending time with his kids and also loved being outdoors, hanging out with friends, and helping anyone he could.

            Along with his mother, Tina Renee O'Kelly, Austin was also preceded in death by his cousin, Cody Padgett; grandmother, Amy Geraldine "Jerri" Stevens Padgett; and his great grandmother, Pearl Stevens.

            Those left behind to cherish his memory are his father, Dennis Edward O'Kelly; his aunt, Kristy Padgett; his uncles, Donnie and Tony Padgett; grandparents, Donald W. Padgett, Sr.; fiancé, Emily Nicole McElreath; his children, Lillian, Mallory and Jamison; and immediate cousins, Tessa, Brittany, and Addison.

            A memorial service will be held at 2pm, Saturday, April 24, 2021 in the Penland Family Funeral Home Chapel.

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Celebration of Life
April 24, 2021

2:00 PM
Penland Family Funeral Home
125 South Avenue
Swannanoa, North Carolina 28778

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