Raymond "Ray" L. McFadden of St. James, Missouri was born August 11, 1947 at Bakersfield, California to the union of Raymond L. and Wanda (Nee: Fodge) McFadden, Sr. and left from this life surrounded by his family on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at his home in St. James, Missouri at the age of 65 years. Ray proudly served in the United States Navy from 1965 till 1969. Ray spent sixteen years working for the Crawford County Sheriff's Department and seven years for the Cuba Police Department. He officially retired in 2009. Ray had been a member of the Cuba and St. James VFW, the Masonic Lodge of Steelville, the Eagles of Viburnum, Cuba Gun Club and a lifetime member of the DVA. Ray or as he was known "Skulls" enjoyed the horse races, rock and roll music, traveling, playing Keno, fishing and watching the History Channel. Every morning he enjoyed coffee with Latisha and he spent hours feeding his fish and cattle. Ray collected coins, baseball cards, signed baseballs, other sports memorabilia, antiques and items with skulls on it. He was known for calling everyone by a nickname and was always pulling a joke on someone. The last few years you could find Ray at the pawn shop here in Cuba were he would sit in his chair and visit with everyone that came in. What Ray truly enjoyed was spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren. Ray was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend to many. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. He is preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Wanda McFadden and other relatives and friends. Those who are left to treasure his memory and to continue his legacy are his loving wife Theresa McFadden of the home, ten children; Ray and wife Tina McFadden of Alton, Illinois, Cindy and husband Chuck Barton of Alton, Illinois, Dennis McFadden, Jason and wife Latisha Wilkerson of St. James, Missouri, Andrew and wife Mary Jane McFadden of St. Jacob, Illinois, Kelly Taupier of Lynn, Missouri, Wanda and husband Mike Day of Racine, Wisconsin, John and wife Jihye Walker of San Mateo, California, Alta Britton of St. James, Missouri and Ayla Britton of Cuba, Missouri, grandchildren; Cassie, Raymond IV, Ashley, Chuckie, Christian, Dennis, Anthony, Breanna, Jason, Ayla, Andrew, Jazlynn, Tristin, Dacoda, Justin, Izabele, Jonathan, Joseph, Lilly, Brendan, Kenzie, Gracie and one on the way, sister-in-law Angie and husband Allen Korman of Union, Missouri and a host of friends and relatives. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 26, 2013 from 4:00 PM till 8:00 PM at the Mizell Funeral Home, 904 W Washington, Cuba, Missouri. Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba. Special music will be "Sergeant McKenzie", "Stairway to Heaven" and "Amazing Grace". Law Enforcement will be honored to serve as pall bearers. Interment and prayers with full military honors will follow at the Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in Ray's memory. The Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba is honored to be serving Ray's family.
Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 4:00pm - 8:00pm, Mizell Funeral Home
Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 11:00am, Mizell Funeral Home