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Donald Carl McFadyen
Donald Carl McFadyen died peacefully in Fernandina Beach, Florida on April 20th at the age of 80.
Don is survived by his wife Karen Hoeglund McFadyen of Fernandina Beach and his daughters Marya McFadyen Callahan (husband Michael Callahan), and Charlotte McFadyen Kampovsky (husband Kurt Kampovsky), of Canton Georgia and daughter-in-law Gayle Barnes McFadyen of Byron, Georgia. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his son, Donald Cedric McFadyen, his brother David Douglas McFadyen and his parents, Donald Philip McFadyen and Margreta Welin McFadyen.
Don was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He married the love of his life, Karen Hoeglund in 1959. He was educated at Bowling Green State University. While in Ohio, Don served as a state highway patrolman and a high school teacher. Karen and Don�s three children were born during their years in Ohio. The couple moved to Gainesville, Florida in 1966, where Don continued his education and teaching career and raised his family. In the early 80�s, he and his wife became business owners of a small trout fishing resort on the White River in Cotter, Arkansas. After selling their business, the couple retired to Fernandina Beach, Florida in 1992. Don sought ways to serve his new community as a board member for the Police and Fire Pension fund. He served his church as a Deacon and Stephen�s Minister and his community as a Chaplain for the Fernandina Beach Police Department and a member of the Police Auxiliary Corp.
Don loved small town living and his gregarious personality allowed him to meet people of all ages, leaving a positive impact. His happy nature was appreciated by everyone who met him
All friends and neighbors are invited to a visitation scheduled April 23rd from 5-7pm at Oxley-Heard Funeral home in Fernandina Beach. The funeral service is scheduled on April 24th at 2:00 at First Presbyterian Church. A private family burial will follow the church service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Fernandina Beach Police Auxiliary Corp. and The First Presbyterian Education ministry.
The family is grateful for the support of the First Presbyterian Church, the police and fire departments, and the health care community of Fernandina Beach.