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Everette W. McFadden Jr.



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Everette W. McFadden Jr., 79, passed away Dec. 3, 2008.

He was born in Paris to Mr. and Mrs. Everette Warren (Helen Patterson) McFadden Sr.

At an early age, he started working at Thrift Cash Grocery and around the farm with his father. He developed a strong work ethic as well as his sales technique working in the store and selling strawberries and other farm products to produce wholesalers in Jackson and Nashville.

He attended Columbia Military Academy, UT-Martin and Memphis State University, where he earned a B.S. in Business Administration. Everette served four years in the U.S. Navy in which he was commissioned as an officer and served aboard the USS Baltimore. Upon discharge from the Navy, he settled in Nashville.

Everette entered the insurance business in 1955 and enjoyed a long, prestigious career, spanning 53 years. He was always proud of the products and services he provided, which undoubtedly benefited countless clients.

He earned his Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) in 1967, his chartered Financial Consultant (CHFC) in 1985 and his Masters of Science in financial services (MSFS) in 1986.

He was a qualifying and life member of the Million Dollar Round Table, and served as president of Nashville CLU and NALU chapters, along with teaching insurance classes and mentoring many new agents over the years.

He was given the Todd Baker Lifetime Achievement Award from the Nashville Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. He was also inducted in the Phoenix Mutual Hall of Fame.

Everette was consistently involved in community service and served as president of the Nashville Junior Chamber of Commerce, Woodmont Kiwanis Club and the March of Dimes, from whom he received a 25-year service award.

He was an avid tennis player and a founding member of a monthly low-states poker club with the same group of men he worked with for over 45 years.

He was an active member of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church.

He is survived by his wife, Belle Harris McFadden; his four sons, Clyde (Laura), Edmund (Pat), John and Thomas (also known as Henry); six grandchildren, all of Nashville; and three stepchildren: John Harris, Laura Harris (Doug) James and Pete Harris; and five stepgrandchildren.

Funeral services were scheduled at 10 a.m. today, Dec. 5, with visitation an hour prior to the service at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church.

The burial service was to be in Paris at 3 p.m. at Maplewood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the March of Dimes or St. Bartholomew’s Eipscopal Church, 4800 Belmont Park Terrace, Nashville 37215.

Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home 1-615-327-1111.

Grove High School Class of  1947


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Paris, Tennessee
December 5, 2008  Edition ~ Used by Permission

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