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Michael Charles “Charlie” Padgett, 36 passed peacefully away from this life on Saturday, September 25, 2021, in Beaufort, South Carolina.

Charlie was born July 10, 1985 in Beaufort, SC, son of Dianne (Padgett) Dorsten and Michael “Mike” Padgett; and paternal grandparents Alton “Papa” & Margaret “Mimi” Padgett, Port Royal, SC; and maternal grandparents Charles & Ella Fletcher, Richmond Kentucky.

Charlie grew up in Beaufort and attended Beaufort High School and was a Certified Fabrication Welder.   Charlie was a Fine and Visual Artist and an accomplished musician.  Charlie worked for John Deere as a Fabrication Welder until March of 2020.

Charlie is survived by his parents Mike Padgett of Beaufort and his mother Dianne Dorsten of Port Royal, SC; sister, Olivia Padgett, and a very special niece, Ryleigh Padgett-Donella; his step-father Martin Dorsten of Port Royal; his step-sister, Nikki Dorsten; also mourning his loss are many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends, and a very special and loving service dog “Zelda” that alerted his father Mike that help was needed immediately

Preceding him in death is his grandfather, Alton “Papa” Padgett, and his grandmother, Ella Fletcher, Richmond, KY.

Charlie was a loving and caring person who touched the lives of all who knew him and who heard his music.  Nothing gave him more joy than spending time playing his guitar(s) with family and friends.  His presence will be greatly missed but his memory will live on with us all.  Charlie was of Baptist faith and was a member of Port Royal Baptist Church, Port Royal, SC.

Charlie proved his strength and determination throughout his life.  He was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes as a very young adult (13 years ago) but the diagnosis didn’t stop him from enjoying life or his family as he was a fighter until the very end.  Charlie left this world and family lovingly by his side.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 11 o’clock at Port Royal Baptist Church, Port Royal, SC

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers memorials be sent to the Diabetic Alert Dogs of America @ Donations can be given at 1-800.975.5177.

Online Condolences

  1. Uncle Kenny &Aunt Sherry says:

    Gone from this world but will live forever in our hearts.
    We love you Charlie

  2. Andrea Robinson says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. Ms. Mimi you are always in my prayers and I love you very much. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

  3. Dianne Dorsten says:

    I love you my beautiful boy.i will see you again .love momma

  4. Aunt puggs says:

    My Chardie.
    I will love you .forever and a day .our kiss from heaven

    Aunt puggs

  5. Vikki Bringle says:

    Dearest Charlie
    Many loved you and many will remember you for your compassion to ALL that had the honor of knowing you.

    May your beautiful Soul forever reign in the heavens

    Love you always.. XX’s and OO’s

    Aunt Vikki

  6. Gee Burns says:

    May the Lord give you peace and rest as you celebrate the life of “Charlie”. For he will give you Beauty for Ashes, and the beautiful memories of your loved one will live on in you forever. We continue to pray for your strength as you take up Charlie’s cross and move forward with your life.

    With Sympathy,
    Gee & Vincent Burns (Friends of Vikki)

  7. Lynel Adams says:


    Even though I never got to meet you, your aunt Vikki and Lori
    Spoke of what a great accomplished young man you were.
    The heavens have gained an angel.

  8. Uncle Tom says:

    I was there the day you were born
    Out of all the babies in the nursery you were on your stomach
    You balled up your fist and pushed up eyes open and looked around
    to see what was all the crying about that’s why I called you George
    Bob said heaven just got themselves a great bass player.
    Keep an eye on us will you

  9. Shaun Richards says:

    You’ll never be forgotten. We have so many memories growing up together I cant seem to pick one. I wish we could have made more. Words are hard to find. Love to you and your family. <3

  10. Hansel Harrison says:

    You were an amazing person and had so much talent. The time that we spent together when you lived in Ohio will always be the memories that I turn to. We had such a good time and had some really good heart to hearts. You will be missed Cousin.

    Fly High and know that you were loved.

  11. Aunt Karen says:

    Goodbyes are not forever, I will miss you until we meet again. Rest In Peace Charlie

  12. Shannon Richards says:

    So saddened to hear of your passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Rest easy friend. ♥️

  13. Caitlin Anderson Rush says:

    I am sorry to hear this news. I only knew Charlie in my childhood, all through elementary school, but even then the impression he left was a good one. Peace and condolences to your family in this difficult time.

  14. Stacy smith says:

    I am praying for his family and friends sad but he was loved by many and will never be forgoten and he was a sweetheart R.I.P

  15. Terrie Field says:

    Love and prayers for Charlie’s loved ones and family fly high Charlie you are a sweet young man Diane and Olivia just know that we love you and if you need anything we are here for you love Terry and markfield

  16. Aunt Lori says:

    To My Sister Dianne , My Brother Mike, and My Niece Olivia
    I have no words to help you through the pain, but I want you to know I am here for you. Reach out I will hold Your Hand, Cry with you or Laugh when you are Ready. I Love You All ❤

    To My Amazing Nephew :That I will Forever Miss

    Your Sideways Grin with A Deep Chuckle
    Your Sparkling Green Eyes
    Your Amazing Hugs that made me say ( I Love your Charley Parley and you would whisper in my Ear I Love You Too Aunt Lori)

    My Heart Feels Broken and waiting for your Whisper

  17. Tara Brian and Family says:


    I don’t want to say goodbye, or see you soon. I want you
    here with us making more memories, but we don’t get to… So
    So, I will hold onto all of our memories and cherish them. I
    I will keep you in my heart and in my spirit always. I am
    an only child but never was, you were my little brother.

    I love you, I miss you, I am glad your spirit is free!

  18. Ms.Tracey Robinson says:

    Sending my sincere condolences to the entire family. I so very sorry for your loss. May Charlie rest easy. Psalm 121

  19. Lavonne Blanton says:

    May God bless your family with a sense of peace that only He can give. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Charlie we know you are gone from this world but will live eternally thru Jesus Christ…. until we all meet again……

    Your sister in Christ

  20. Patrice Whitmore says:

    Our deepest condolences to the Padgett family. Charlie and our son Aaron played baseball for several years growing up. We enjoyed watching them play and spending time with Mike & Diane in the stands cheering them on. Even though we hadn’t caught up with you all over the past several years, you and your family were always close in our thoughts. May all your cherished memories keep Charlie forever in your hearts as he is in ours. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Ron, Patrice & family

  21. Lillian McDermott says:

    May the love of those around you and the love of God,help you through the days ahead and may you be filled with the Pease of God that passes all understanding. Your in our prayers always . Love ya.

  22. Kathy Harvey says:

    Dianne and Mike just heard about the loss of your son Charlie. What talent he had and always had music in his heart. Sending love and comfort to you and his family. Love Kathy and Bobby Harvey

  23. Kristin Sargent Mullins says:

    Almost all of my favorite childhood memories involve Charlie. I am truly saddened to hear of his passing. Dianne and Mike, the Sargent family is sending you so much love and healing prayers. May Charlie rest in peace and continue playing his music in Heaven.

  24. Nancy Sargent says:

    Diane and Mike I am truly sorry for your loss. Will keep you my thoughts and prayers during this trying time. Kristin and I share many fond memories of Charlie and your family.

  25. Charles Fletcher says:

    Charlie, my name sake, you are missed so very much. May the Lord watch over my daughter, granddaughter, and our entire family.
    We will see each other again.
    Love you Charlie,

  26. Elianeth says:

    My dear Charlie ; many years ago I was so blessed to meet you in South Carolina. I remember you like a Gentleman , responsible, worker and sweet person. Today I am so surprise to receive this sad news ; my condolences to all your lovely family and my prayers . Dianne , Mike, Olivia, Vikki, Lori the rest of the family My deepest condolences, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending confort and love to all of you my family from SC!

  27. Brian Gilbert says:

    Charlie was a great guy and I enjoyed being around him. When we had to move a 12’ metal commercial quilting machine to the 2nd floor, up 2 sets of stairs and curving around the staircase he had the answer
    Disassemble..piece by piece.. and he engineered the entire project! He will be missed by many.. my condolences to his family and friends


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