Funeral services for Fredrick Tad McFarland, 62, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 18, 2019 at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. McFarland passed away at 10:11 p.m., Monday, January 14, 2019 at his home.
Tad was born February 10, 1956 in Lawrenceville, Illinois to Fredrick and Virginia McFarland. On December 20, 1986 he was married to Rhonda Adams, the love of his life, in West Plains, Missouri. Tad worked as the Quality Control Inspector for Armstrong Flooring for 20 years and the service department at John Deere for 8 years to follow. Tad loved having family get-togethers and firing up the BBQ grill. He was a big kid at heart and loved when his grand babies came to visit. Tad was an avid outdoorsman. He spent any free time he could find in a deer stand or river bank with a fishing pole in his hands. He enjoyed watching football and basketball games with his son and son-in-law. Tad was known for his big heart and willingness to help others.
Tad is survived by his wife, Rhonda, of the family home; two children Matthew McFarland and wife, Heidi, of West Plains Missouri; Tessa Corey and husband, Andrew, of Caulfield, Missouri; three grandchildren and one on the way, Harper, Briar, and Nash; one brother, Pat McFarland and wife, Sherry, of Lawrenceville, Illinois; one sister, Sue Seber and husband, Hayward, of Lawrenceville, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents and one niece preceded him in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the family and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.