Robert C. McFadden

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Robert C. McFadden, 86, of Linton, passed away at 2 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006 at his residence.

Born Aug. 13, 1919 in Linton, he was the son of Philip F. and Ethel (Chapman) McFadden.

He attended College Hill School in West Linton for grades first through eight, and graduated from Linton-Stockton High School in 1937. He attended college at Vincennes University and Indiana University. He served in the United States Army during World War II as a Captain of the Medical Corp., assigned to European Theatre of Operations overseas, and was assigned to General Patton's Third Army. He was elected Stockton-Township Trustee in 1946 and served from January 1947 to January 1951. He worked for Sherwood-Templeton Coal Company from 1948-50. He was elected Mayor of the City of Linton from November 1951 to May 15, 1955, during which time he served as the Greene County Republican Chairman. He was then appointed to serve as a U.S. Marshal from 1955-62. He was employed by McNally-Pittsburgh Corporation form 1967-72, and by the Indiana Department of Transportation from October 1972 until his retirement on Jan. 31, 1992.

He was a member of the Church of Christ, American Legion Post 22, and VFW Post 7118, all of Linton.

Survivors include: two daughters, Barbara and her husband Nick Moore of Linton and Beverly and her husband Doug Fish of Linton; seven grandchildren, Nicolee Schulze of Bloomington, Ill., Nathan Moore, Melissa Wells, David and Timothy Fish, all of Linton, Pamela Owings of Bedford, and Sara Spainhoward of Bloomfield; and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Robert C. McFadden, Jr., a granddaughter and a grandson.

Funeral service will be at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home Linton Chapel at 11 a.m. on Friday with Pastor Nick Moore and Brother Jerry Carmichael officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Linton, with military graveside rites conducted by the American Legion and VFW of Linton.

Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday, and after 9 a.m. until the time of service Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Linton Church of Christ Building Fund or the Dugger Church of Christ.