Timothy McFaden

July 21, 1969 - September 15, 2023

On September 15, 2023, Timothy Alan McFaden, 54, from Lynchburg, VA passed away comfortably in his home after a short battle with cancer. He was surrounded by the ones he loved most while listening to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Simple Man” and “Tuesday’s Gone.”

Timmy was affectionately known as “the sweetest man in the world” by those who knew him. He had the most delightful personality and made everyone he met feel at home almost immediately. He had the best laugh and never missed an opportunity to make someone else laugh. He never met a stranger, in fact, his wife always said he had the ability to talk to a brick wall. He especially loved talking to elderly people, hearing their stories, and making them feel special.

Timmy leaves behind a loving wife of 30 years, Wendy Robertson McFaden. “A guy walks into a bar,” is usually the beginning line of a joke, but for Timmy and Wendy it was the beginning of their love story. When they met at Cattle Annie’s, it was just the first of many dances they would share. They danced in that bar, they danced in the kitchen, they danced on the deck - it was a beautiful display of love and affection for the children that came along a few years later, a boy and a girl - Tyler and Madison. Those are beautiful memories that they will one day share with their own children about their grandparents and how much they loved each other. It is also worth mentioning, his slow dances were a little better than his fast dances - mostly a shoulder wiggle, but always getting his groove on. He loved music in general and was known to have an air guitar or an air mic ready for just the right verse in any song. Wendy will often tell you that 30 years just wasn’t enough time, and the only thing she would change is that she would have met him sooner so she could have loved him longer.

Wendy, Tyler, and Madison share that Timmy had an incredible love of fishing and every time he had one on the line he would say, “There he is!” He loved Buggs Island and Cuscowilla. He always had to have a “Big T” burger on the way to the lake. He loved his cat, even though he wasn’t a cat guy. He spent a lot of time playing golf on his phone. He loved food and loved cooking for people. On every family vacation, Timmy was the designated breakfast chef. He loved his Blackstone grill and fixed steaks, hamburgers, and beer-battered fish that could have been sold in the best restaurants. He had a sweet tooth, but a soft spot for ice cream. Most of all, he loved his family. He was a wonderful husband and father. He loved spending time with Wendy, Tyler, and Madison. They spent time together at home, camping, and on vacations to the beach. He was always there to support Madison and Tyler in their endeavors in school, sports, or whatever they had going on in their lives. He taught them life skills and showed them what love looks like.

Timmy’s family was always number one, but his friends came in a close second. If you ask any of his friends, they would all tell you that if you needed anything, Timmy would be the first person you could call. His loyalty was unquestionable. Fifty-four years just wasn’t enough time for us to have someone as wonderful as Timmy with us.

Timmy worked at Georgia Pacific in Big Island. He is preceded in death by his mother, Lois Wirt McFaden and father, John Pollard McFaden.

In addition to his immediate family, he also leaves behind a brother, Jay and nieces, Alysun and Bethany; sister-in-law, Lori and nephews, Landon and Lawson; and sister-in-law, Sarah and nephews, Hunter and Walker.

The family will receive guests for visitation on Saturday, September 23, 2023, from 2:00 to 4:00pm at Robinson Funeral Home, 667 Court Street, Appomattox, VA 24522.

The family requests no flowers at this time, but instead to spend extra time with the ones you love and go watch the sunset together, you never know when it will be your last.

In lieu of flowers, you may make a tribute donation to The Westminster Canterbury Foundation Lynchburg (Hospice Care) at https://tinyurl.com/TimmyWCFL

The Wish-a-Fish Foundation for Children with Illness or Special Needs at