Aubrey R. Padgett Sr., 58, owner of the Padgett Plumbing and Electric Co. in Camp Springs for 30 years, died Friday at Malcolm Grow Hospital, Andrews Air Force Base, after a heart attack.
Born and reared in Camp Springs, he had been active for many years in Prince George's County civic affairs.
A member of the South Gate Lions Club since 1951, Mr. Padgett was its president in 1962-63. During that time, the club began construction in Temple Hills of the School of Hope for aiding handicapped children, a project sponsored by Lions International. He had been president of the school since 1970.
Mr. Padgett belonged to Centennial Lodge No. 174 of the Masons, the Almas Temple Shrine and the Scottish Rite.
A member of the Prince George's County Board of Trade, he was its president in 1963-64. He was an honorary member of the Allentown Road Volunteer Fire Department.
Mr. Padgett had served as an election supervisor on the Prince George's County Elections Board for 20 years and was appointed to the Maryland State Plumbing Board last May.
A veteran of World War II, he had served under Gen. George Patton in France, Belgium, Germany and then in Czechoslovakia.
He is survived by his wife, M. Irene Shupp, of the home in Camp Springs; two sons, Aubrey R. Jr. and George Russell, a daughter, Patricia Irene McKinney, and two brothers, Joyce A. and Russell M., all of Camp Springs, and eight grandchildren.