He was born on March 8, 1962 in Gary, IN to the late Arthur James McFadden, Sr. and Erma (Gault-McFadden) Roper. Arthur attended Emerson High School in Gary, IN and he was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by son, Brandon (Erica) Gray of Indianapolis, IN; 5 grandchildren, Caled Dalton of Indianapolis, IN, Aniyah Watford of Gary, IN, Quenterrah Currington of Waterloo, IA, Caden Gray and Gabrielle Gray of Indianapolis, IN; mother, Erma (Gault) Roper of Murfreesboro, TN; sisters, Rita (Milton) Comer of Opelika, AL, Chequbia (Jackie) Sistrunk, Sr. of South Haven, MI; brothers, Kevin (Bridget) McFadden of Hobart, IN, Gig (Idella) McFadden of Chicago, IL and Demetrius McFadden of South Haven, MI; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces, other special relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by father, Arthur James McFadden; stepfather, James Clayton Roper; paternal grandparents, Arthur and Cleo McFadden; and maternal grandparents, Reese and Jessie Mae Gault.
Arthur was cremated by Crown Memorial Center in Portland, OR. A Memorial service will be held at Cherry Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 4078 Yeargan Rd., Murfreesboro, TN 37128 on Monday, December 29, 2014 at 10 a.m. Arthur will be interred that same day, with military honors, at 2 p.m., at the Nashville National Cemetery, 1420 Gallatin Rd. S., Madison, TN 37115.
Local services have been entrusted to Rucker Memorial Chapel. (615) 895-2200