Carl McFadden Jr.
Sunset: September 2, 2022
Born February 20, 1959, in Florence, SC, the late but great Carl Edward McFadden Jr., affectionately known as “Buckwheat” was welcomed by his loving parents, the late Carl E. McFadden Sr. and Mamie Louise McFadden. He received his high school education from Lake City, SC graduating with the class of 1976 and continued his formal education at South Carolina State University. This led him to make decisions that aligned with his entrepreneur mindset, causing a ripple effect of many trades and connections made throughout his lifetime.
“Buckwheat” attained his CDL licenses at a young age but didn’t stop there. After spending some time working at Nan Ya Plastics Corp in Lake City, SC, he went on to spend some time utilizing his CDL license by becoming a full-time truck driver. This career then birthed his beloved company, McFadden Taxi Service, where he was owner and operator. Throughout the duration of his life, “Buckwheat” participated in various organizations and departments within the city including the following: Youth Council of Government, Commissioner of LC Housing Authority, Strategic Group Housing of America, Florence Civil Center Board, and LC Fire Department.
“Buckwheat” impacted many lives within the community and continues to do so as he took his last breath, Friday, September 2, 2022, at 7:26 AM. He was proceeded in death by his grandmother: Carrie Spates; brothers: Carl E. McFadden II, Willie McFadden Sr, William Cooper, and Sheldon Singletary; and daughter: little miss Mamie Louise McFadden. Left behind to carry on his legacy, he leaves behind his children who he adored, his daughters: Alyssha McFadden of KY, Na’Keisha (Ryan) Owens and Cierra McFadden of SC; his sons: Kandeh Fleming and Marquis McCray of SC; 7 grandchildren; his sisters: Jacqueline Cooper, Albergail McFadden, Mazie McFadden, and Sharon (Larry) Wilson-Salley of SC; brothers: Tommie (Rosa Lee) McFadden, John (Carla) Singletary, and Larry (Gail) Singletary of SC; a special aunt: Helen Singeltary; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends who will continue to carry with them their fond memories and everlasting love that will forever remain in their hearts of “Buckwheat”.