WAYNE E. McFADDEN, , 86, of Paris, passed from this life Tuesday April 5, 2011 at Legend Healthcare Center. Arvin Starrett and Marcus Roden of Starrett Funeral Home will conduct funeral services at 10:00 a.m. Thursday April 7, 2011 at the Lamar Avenue Church of Christ, with Eddie McFadden, Rickey McFadden, Lyndell McFadden and Patrick Cannon officiating. Interment will follow in Meadowbrook Gardens, with military honors.
The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mr. McFadden was born January 26, 1925 in the Center Grove Community, a son of A.W. and Elvina Wells McFadden. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving his country from 1944 to 1946. He was a member and past Elder of the Lamar Avenue Church of Christ, where he also led the jail ministry at the Lamar County Jail. He was a retired Dairyman.
He married Ruth Lee Gage on August 16, 1947 in Paris.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jennifer McFadden; by two brothers, Virgil and Roy McFadden; and by two sisters, Winnie Conway and Aileen Adams.
Survivors include his wife Ruth, of the home; four children, Lyndell McFadden and wife Glenda, of Paris, Nelda Skinner and husband Gene, of Powderly, Rickey McFadden and wife Patti, of Powderly, and Eddie McFadden and wife Gelene, of Kingwood; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Edwards, of Paris; and several nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers will be Lyndell McFadden, Gene Skinner, Matt Skinner, Cade McFadden, Dean McFadden, and Rickey McFadden.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Boles Home, 7065 Love Street, Quinlan, TX 75474; or, In Search of the Lord's Way, P.O. Box 371, Edmond, OK 73083.