Larry “Pat” McFadden was born the only child of Florry and Mack McFadden in Thomasville, GA on Aug. 8, 1947.
He was raised and attended high school in Pelham, GA. Although Pat only finished the 10th grade, he was blessed with a ferocious curiosity. He read constantly and loved doing crossword puzzles in ink. He went on to become a sign maker, airplane repairman, welder, boat captain, pilot, artist, stock market investor and expert marksman.
His favorite activity was hunting turkey. He was such a talented turkey caller that one day a bobcat replied to his call pouncing on his back. This attack landed Pat at the doctor’s office for rabies shots.
Speechwriting for him was an art. Many close friends could bear witness to this due to his email letters. He also appreciated educated return emails, almost as much as the ribald jokes. Belly laughs usually accompanied his morning coffee on the internet.
Pat was nationally known in the Nipperhead community. In a mere five years, he managed to create a museum quality collection of rare and beautiful music boxes. As much as he loved the Violano, an automatic piano and violin player, his love was the Link 2E, a 1920’s prohibition piano, mandolin and marimba player.