With great sadness and bittersweet sorrow, William "Mickey" McFadden, age 72 of London, Kentucky passed away peacefully at Hospice of Dayton while being held by his granddaughter and friends who he loved dearly. He was born in Laurel County, Kentucky to the late Reverend Sim McFadden and Minnie (Bowling) McFadden.
November 26th, 1968; Mickey married the love of his life; Shirley "Kay", and is now rejoicing in heaven with her.
Mickey loved fox hunting, listening to his dogs while sitting around a fire, whittling and telling tales with his dear friends, cooking, aggravating his grandchildren and spending time with his family. Mickey was a born again Christian, loved people and talking about the Lord to anyone who would listen. Mickey spent the last two years in Kettering, Ohio with his granddaughter; making memories she will carry with her for a lifetime.
Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his grandparents, siblings, Peggy Thomas (McFadden), Denny and Dave McFadden; and many fox hunting friends.
He is survived by his brothers, Lloyd McFadden, and Raymond Stagge; two sons, William S McFadden Jr and Daniel Raymond Walter; his many grandchildren, Tori Shay McFadden, Danielle Kay Walter, Simantha McFadden, Dylan Suldovsky, Daniel Raymond Jr, Caiden Walter, Braxton Walter, and Lucian Hunter; along with his great granddaughter Melody Hobbs and a great friend and chosen grandson, Derek Joseph.
Mickey was the most selfless, strong willed, resilient soul; with a one-of-a-kind sense of humor and an enormous heart that never had met a stranger. He lit up every room he entered with his contagious laugh. You could not be around him without sharing a laugh, and you could not leave without loving him. He was "handier' than a pocket on a shirt," as he would often say.
In words from his granddaughter Danielle, "My papaw was the saving grace to many people, especially myself. 25 years was not nearly enough time but I am so gracious to God that he gave me him, because the lord knew I needed him more than he ever needed me. Seeing you again will never be soon enough, my best friend."
Mickey is free from sadness and pain; he is now rejoicing in heaven with Jesus and everyone he missed so dearly over the years. Papaw will be missed more than words can describe; the hole left in many hearts will never be filled but the impact will last a lifetime. Till' we meet again.
As his selfless self, Mickey did not wish for a funeral or anyone to cry over him. He will be cremated and laid to rest beside his late wife at New Salem Cemetery in London, Kentucky. A celebration of life will be held on November 26th, 2023; the day of his 55th wedding anniversary.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you to all who loved my papaw like their own.