Larry McFaden Death – Dead | Obituary – Passed Away
Larry McFaden Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Larry McFaden.
I have been a working musician since I was 13 years old. When I was 35 working piano bar in Reno, NV, Larry McFaden walked in the door and my life changed in an instant. Larry was from Lynchburg, VA and had been the bandleader for the Mel Tillis band, The Statesiders for 14 years. He wanted to come off the road and find an artist to manage . When he walked into the MGM that night, he approached me after my set and said , “you need to come to Nashville .” We immediately hit it off and suddenly an opportunity I never even thought of, was available to me, all because of Larry. Larry was so connected and knew all the right people in Nashville – he helped me get a publishing deal as a writer and before I knew it, I was signing with Jim Foglesong at MCA as an artist. I thought my opportunity for a big career had passed me by and within a short period of time, I was playing stadiums across the world. Larry and I met 44 years ago and my life changed forever – I spoke with him a few days ago and then heard from his son yesterday that he passed away. I’m sitting here with tears in my eyes and hardly believing such a vibrant life could we gone. I grieve with his family and I feel blessed that I recently was able to thank him again for believing in me. Fly high friend. He was the happiest guy I ever knew! #restinpeace
Broken hearted to hear of the passing of my dear friend, Larry McFaden….one of the few vocalists I was intimidated to follow! He would join, “The Horn Dawgs” on stage and rip out “Lucille” like I’ve never heard, tearing the roof off of the old “Shake It Up”/“Ain’t Misbehavin” with that powerful, unmistakable tenor voice of his. Always had a smile, a joke and a tender, kind heart that was bigger than a lot of people knew. You will be greatly missed….I love you brother! Until we sing again, up in Rock and Roll Heaven….RIP and fly high
RIP Larry McFaden…A Man who lived life to its fullest every single day. Always entertaining with a joke or a song. Definitely the life of the party wherever he went and was loved by all. He was in the music business pretty much his whole life. God definitely had a hand on him… for in 1979 when he was Mel Tillis’s road manager and bass player… he discovered Lee Greenwood in a casino lounge…who in turn gave us the most patriotic song of our time. What a gift!
Larry is the one that got me playing golf back when we were married. He was a great golfer himself… and played pretty much every day. Even though we didn’t work out we remained good friends. I’ll forever cherish the memories of the good times we had together
No one more loved than Larry Lee McFaden. Rest In Peace. We sure love you and will cherish your memory. “Lumps” was Mel’s favorite sideman as a Statesider, and cherished friend for many years. What a sweetheart of a man. He kept us all in a perpetual laugh. Bless Greg and entire family.
Larry Lee McFaden loaded into heaven this morning Tuesday August 25th just before 10am. We surrounded him with love, released him to our Lord and Savior while reading God’s word to him as he passed peacefully. We’re sure Larry’s Mom and Dad and Grandparents met him along with Mel and The Statesiders. There’s a big o joyful party in heaven’s bar right now with a whole lotta Nadine and Lucille being sung by Larry. 🎸🎤🎶Thank you to all Larry’s close friends who dropped everything this past week to be here with him. Your love and prayers ministered to his soul. And thank you friends and family for continued thoughts and prayers during this time of earthly grief and sorrow. We love y’all and hope to see y’all soon❤❤❤ @ Branson, Missouri
We are still working on getting more details about the death, as a family statement on the death is yet to be released.