Jonathan Andrew McFadden

jonathan mcfadden

Jonathan Andrew McFadden, beloved son and father, passed away on March 2, 2013.

Jon is survived by his son Nicholaus Andrew McFadden; his daughter, Devon Nicole McFadden; his mother and father, Guy and Mary McFadden; and the love of his life, Melinda Hooper. He is also survived by a sister, Beverly Young; two brothers, Guy McFadden, II, and his wife Laura, and Michael McFadden and his wife Jennifer; and many nieces and nephews.

Jon was a 1988 graduate of Enka High School and was an employee of Emory Electric.

The family will receive friends at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue on Thursday, March 7, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Sardis United Methodist Church on Brevard Road on Friday, March 8 at 2:00 p.m. Reverend Jay Bissett will officiate.

Donations to Jon’s children’s education fund may be made at PNC Bank.

In Jon’s words, “Smile and the world smiles with you.”

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  1. I think the world of you and your brothers. Thank you for all the fun you brought to everything. Much Love..

  2. I am so sorry to hear of Jon’s passing, we went to school together I remember his long hair and Metallica tshirts and he was always smiling, God bless the family during this difficult time.

  3. so sorry for you loss, your thoughts and prayers our in our hearts, he was a good friend. And his memory will remain in our hearts always. David&Christina Odom

  4. I had the awesome privilege of growing up with Jon in Bent Creek and have known him ever since the 4th grade, on up through high school, and all the way up to the ripe old age of 44. He was the most sweetest genuine guy that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. There are so many awesome memories of being with Jon that I will never ever forget as long as I live, like riding dirt bikes, having sleep overs, playing ball, swimming at the Bent Creek Lodge, cruising Patton Ave, camp outs, chasing after girls, staying up late at night, and just hanging out in general. I was so lucky to have talked to Jon a few weeks ago. He was the same ole’ awesome, cool, sweet guy that he has always been. Jon McFadden I’m going to miss you like a brother. My thought’s and prayers go out to you and you’re family.

  5. I knew John from high school. We were all metal then. Had some great times at his moms house in Bent Creek and after I graduated. I remember one time I was sitting in traffic on Patton Avenue one day. I saw the metal sign come out of the window of a camaro a dude in the rear of the car yelled at me , Hey Jerry, Candler Rules. Haha. That was John , He always spoke and made you laugh if you saw him out somewhere. RiP brother.

  6. Promised to come see you when I visited home this summer, you left too soon…life long friends. So many memories growing up together. Always my sweet Jon. I love you.

  7. I have not seen Jon in years, but I always considered him a dear friend….. Breaks my heart to think of not seeing him again. He always had a smile for everyone. I will be praying for his family!

  8. Jon what a fantastic brother and friend! Always such a spirited personality since you was knee high to a grape soada! So many memories of you being the little brother i never had of my own.You will truly be missed by thousands of people whose lives that were meant to be touched by you love you bro

  9. R.I.P. Jon,Its hard to hear that we lost another friend that we were raised with,what makes it worse is that we lost a great person. I will always smile when I think about you.My condolences and prayers go out to the family. You will be missed greatly.

  10. So long old friend. You will be missed greatly. Had many great times back in the day running around bent creek,camping on stradley. Your life ended way to early.

  11. So long old friend. You will be missed greatly. Had many great times back in the day running around bent creek,camping on stradley. Your life ended way to early.

  12. When the McFaddens are mentioned, Bent Creek comes to mind, and how sweet all of them are.My heart goes out to all of you.Jon, you are now with the angels and god will take care of you.

  13. I, like others remember the love Jon had for heavy metal music and the Van Halen jacket he always wore, but the strongest memory I have of Jon was that he always had a smile to offer and you couldn’t help but smile back yourself. Thank you Jon for making our lives brighter while you were here!

    Prayers and sympathy to both families during this sad time.

  14. Every memory I have with Jon, is a great one! You just couldn’t ask for a better friend. He will be missed so very much. My prayers go out to all the family.

  15. Prayers to the McFadden family , the Bent Creek community has lost a great friend and brother to many, you will always be remembered .

  16. My heart is truly saddend by the loss of this kind soul. Jon will be missed by so many that loved him dearly. A lot of great memories ‘back in the day’. His smiles linger in my mind, but his smiles and warm personality is now in Heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

  17. It has been a very long time since I saw Jon but, the memories I have are all funny and good times. He was an extremely funny guy. You will be missed Jon, Prayers to friends and family

  18. Jon was one of the most funniest, laid back people I’ve ever known. I have nothing but good memories of hanging out with him in Bent Creek or camping or just listening to music. I haven’t seen him in years but the loss is felt to the very core of my being. RIP my friend til we meet again.

  19. I was so sad to hear of this tragic loss! I have great memories of hanging out with the Enka crowd! Jon, You’re truly going to be missed! Even though its been so long! Prayers for the loved ones you left behind.

  20. Throughout our lives there are people we consider family…not by blood…but by love.This is how I felt about Jon..I considered him my son along with my son Mike. Jon had been our lives and family for almost 40 years. My heart hurts along with Mary, Guy, Chuck, Michael, Devon, Nick and Melinda and all who loved him. Jon and his smiling face will never be forgotten and will be greatly missed .Prayers to all.

  21. My thoughts and prayers are with Jon’s family. Jon was a wonderful, funny, sweet guy and he will be missed tremendously. I am so thankful to have so many great memories of him.

  22. melinda this is heather and james we lived in osage mhp for 9 yrs with u all so sorry to hear this and our thoughts and prayers are comming ur way

  23. It was a pleasure to have known Jon for many years. He was a kind person and great friend to many. He always made time to ask how you were doing and to share a laugh or two. We will miss Jon and will always remember that awesome smile. Deepest sympathy to the McFadden Family and friends.

  24. Dear McFadden family,
    I, like everyone else was shocked to hear of Jon’s passing. It indeed was to early. I was lucky enough to know all the McFadden boys. I haven’t seen them in a few years, but I know one thing hasn’t changed and that was who they were. Just all around good people!
    I know you are all heart broken and I also know there are no words that I can say to help console you, other than my thoughts and prayers are with you and the Clement family during this tragic time. Jon will be missed. Mostly his smile and especially his laugh!!

  25. We were so sad to hear of the loss of John. We will always remember his bright smile and happy personality. John had such a free spirit, laid back and carefree outlook on life. He also did many electrical jobs for us- and his good, professional work was always appreciated. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and children. John, we pray you are in heaven smiling down on us, rest in peace.

  26. There has never been a time when I have seen Jon that he has not smiled or spoken. Good person, but too soon to be taken. He will always be looking down on everyone with a Smile. That is how I will keep remembering Jon.

  27. My sincere condolences goes out to Jon’s family. During this time of pain and sorrow keep his memories close to your heart.

  28. Dear Beverly,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your brother. Will continue to keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  29. We were so sorry to hear of your loss. We remember that sweet little boy who ran all over Bent Creek always smiling. Our prayers are with you and your entire family. LB and Portia Simpson and family.

  30. Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow and the days ahead. Many wonderful memories of Jon and the smile on his face. Praying for all during this time.

  31. Dear Mary and Family,
    So sorry for your loss, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Pat Fox

  32. Although many years have passed since I have seen Jon, I can still see his smiling face. He was always so sweet and hilarious to be around. My thoughts and prayers go out to the McFadden’s.

  33. To The Mcfaddens,
    My heart goes out to you in this time of loss and tragedy.I know from experiencing the loss of a child nothing can be said to make it easier.Just know God will carry you each day to help you through.I always remember Jon smiling and laughing.He didn’t care who you were, he always spoke.May God be with you.You’re in my prayers

  34. My deepest sympathy to the McFadden family and Melinda Hooper. Please know I am thinking of you. Sandy Garcia

  35. Guy and Mary,
    So sorry for your loss. My thought and prayers are with you and the family.
    Kaleena Anderson

  36. Dear McFadden family and Melinda Hooper. So sorry to hear of your loss. Will be thinking of you. Sandy Garcia

  37. In life there are folks you become friends/brothers with and as life moves on there is distance that occurs but as I look back over my memories of Jon I know he had one of the biggest hearts around and was living a happy fufilled life. All the great memories I have of being with all the McFadden brothers along with Guy and Mary was that it was a second family to me taking us all in and treating us like their own and that is what I remember the most. Such a tragedy to such great folks.Jon will never be forgotten and all the great times we all shared. Bent Creek should have a national landmark named after the McFadden brothers. We never understand the reasons for something like this but God always has a plan. Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with all of the McFaddens, Melinda, Nick and Devin at this time of a tragic loss.

  38. Jon was always smiling! I got thru high school with him and eventually worked with him years later at ITT. I feel for his kids, Melinda, his parents, siblings and all of his friends. My prayers are with each of you. He truly did radiate happiness. His smile was contagious. He could take a dark cloud and turn it into a rainbow! You will be missed Jon… I imagine that Heaven is a lot brighter with Jon to light the way!

  39. My heart breaks for your loss. I know you will miss Jon terribly. I pray the Lord will wrap His loving comfort around you, that you will feel His soothing presence, and that He will give you strength to carry on.

  40. Our deepest condolences to all the McFadden family in the loss of your loved one. May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared comfort you all now and in the days ahead.

  41. My deepest sympathy on the loss of your son. I will keep you in my
    thoughts and prayers. Sincerely,
    Neil Jordan

  42. Mike we were all so saddened to hear of the passing of your brother. Please know you and your family are in our prayers. Employees of Hayes & Lunsford Electrical Contractors.

  43. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Jon was a wonderful person. I have very fond memories of him. He will be missed dearly. Know that he was loved by many friends who will never forget him.

  44. What a somber day in so many lives that the Jonster touched… You will be missed by so many.. Love always my brother!!!

  45. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the McFadden Family. Jon was a person that was always as nice as can be and had a big heart, someone who would do anything for you. Always had a smile on his face. Great Dad to Nick and Devin who he loved so much. We will miss him dearly. Such a tragic loss to all who knew him. God bless the whole McFadden Family. May he rest in peace.

  46. My Dearest Mary & Guy,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Remember we love you.

  47. Jon you will be missed.You made us all laugh and was a great friend.To the family we are so sorry for you loss will be praying for you all

  48. Me and my Family are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers. He’s in a better place now. stay strong. I love you guys.

  49. I am so sorry to hear about Jon. All of his family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Alan Warren & family

  50. So sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort.
    Scott, Dorothy

  51. I never thought of Darren without thinking of Jon at the same time. Or thinking of Jon with out thinking of Darren. I have so many fond memories of them both and I know the world was a better place with both of them in it. Love to the family. Jon will not ever be forgotten. I forgive Darren. tragic accident. love to his family.

  52. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry I could not be with you at this time. I will be in touch as soon as possible.

  53. Jon was such a wonderful person. I have so many wonderful memories of him. I will be praying for both families.

  54. Dear Guy, Mary and family,
    We are so sorry for the loss of your son. Our memories of him are of a sweet, smiling boy. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  55. Guy and Mary,
    Love and sympathy to you and your precious family. The service today was so tender and special. Blessings to all of you.

  56. Guy and Mary we are so
    Sorry about your loss of Jon. We are praying for all of you . Our hearts are breaking for you. Love forever to you
    In. Christ Dick and Iris Davis

  57. Guy & Mary. So sorry to hear about the loss of your son. We will have your family in our prayers. Danny & Ann McReynolds

  58. I can’t believe i have to tell you goodbye. You were not only the father of my children but my best friend. I know the past years we haven’t been together but you were there when I need you and you knew I was always there. There will not be a day that will go by that i wont think of you especially when i look at the kids. I promise I will give the kids enough love from both of us and I will keep your memory alive by making sure they live their life to the fullest just like you.You were one of a kind just like our love for each other.Goodbye my friend i know i will see you again-just don’t stop smiling in heaven! P.S. slayer rules!

  59. I only met jon a few times through mike. He was polite and seemed to be humbled by his life. I will not and can never understand how a family will be able to comprehend the loss of a child. I hope these words will comfort somewhat. I walked softly over the leaves as not to disturbe the silence of my surroundings. One small step could change the outcome of the goal that I was trying to achieve. How does man find what he is looking for in life, when he is asked to walk so softly across the things that are placed before him. Soft steps, just like silent words, make us who we are, for the soft walk is planned, but always falls short of letting others hear our steps that make us who we are. Louis chasteen

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