Eugene McFadden departed this earthly life on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at the Prisma Richland Healthcare System in Columbia. Born in New Zion on July 27, 1935, he was the eldest of two children born to the late Annie Mae McFadden and Robert S. McFadden. Eugene McFadden was raised in a Christian home and grew up in the St. John United Methodist Church, in the Shiloh Community of Sumter County and he attended the St. John School. In the early 1960’s he moved to the Bronx, New York and worked in the Rubin Brother’s Marketplace for over 30 years. He was affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Teamster, Local Union Number 202. After retirement, he returned to Sumter in 1992 and joined the Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church in October 2012. Mr. McFadden was an avid fisherman, a great cook and a great love of football and baseball. He was a loving father, uncle and friend to many. He loved to entertain and he loved his family. He was united in marriage to Emma Lee Lemon and to this union they were blessed with five children. He leaves to cherish previous memories: two daughters, Sylvia E. McFadden and Hattie A. McFadden (George) Wilson of Florence; four sons, David (Teresa) McFadden of Pensacola, FLA, Ronnie (Angie) McFadden of Temple Hills, MD, Elder Wymen (Donna) McFadden of Florence and Eugene (Marsha) McFadden Jr. of Lancaster, CA; eighteen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren; a special niece an caregiver, Wanda Palmer Brown; very special lady Mrs. Karen McFadden; a special son, Kenneth McFadden of Temple Hills, MD, and a special daughter, Sheila McFadden of Lake City and a host of nieces, nephews, other special relatives and friends. In accordance with the COVID-19 guidelines, the family is requesting face masks and social distancing be observed by relatives and friends during visitation at the home of his daughter, 1410 Orange Circle, Florence. Graveside services will be held 2:00 p. m., Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Hillside Memorial Park, 2561 Cains Mill Road, Sumter, with Bishop Reddgo B. Long, Sr., Officiating, Elder Wymen McFadden, pastor of Greater Morning Star Apostolic Ministries #7, Florence, Eulogist. The procession will leave from Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 North Main Street, Sumter at 1:30 p. m.
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