"World Champion"

Loving husband, father, and grandpa, Oscar Clark Padgett, age 79, passed away peacefully May 17th at home surrounded by his loved ones.

Oscar was born in Bellaire, Ohio on September 11, 1924, the son of Arthur Clark and Grace Padgett. He married his sweetheart, Nellie Holliman on March 23, 1948 in Elko, Nevada.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II where he received the Victory, the Good Conduct, the American Campaign, the European African Middle Eastern and the Combat Infantryman medals along with two Bronze Service Stars, and the Purple Heart.

Retired after 20 years working for Carbon County Coal Mines and retired from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He was an example of hard work and


Oscar loved spending time with his family fishing and deer hunting at Scofield Reservoir. He took great pride in his grandchildren's accomplishments and never missed a chariot race or a ball game. Being a Judge at the Chariot Horse Races was his favorite past-time and he was proud to say he was the dad and grandpa of the "3 time" World Chariot


Survived by his wife of 56 years, Nellie, three sons: Larry, Jim (Louise), Brett (Becky); 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and his loved ones from Ohio.

Funeral services will be Saturday, May 22, at Hunter Stake Center, 5000 West Pavant Avenue (3700 So.), at 11 a.m. Friends and family may call Friday from 6-8 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 S. Redwood Rd and 10-10:45 a.m. at the church. Interment, Valley View Memorial Park.