Jerry Alvin Walden, 69 of Carrollton, passed away on
Tuesday, Aug. 13, at his residence. He was born Jan. 18, 1944
in Knoxville, TN., the son of the late George Dewey Walden and
Mamie Alice Russell Walden. He was retired from Specialty Finishers as a
painter and was a Free and Accepted Mason and was a Past Worshipful
Master of his lodge.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in
death by a son, David Walden and brothers, Marvin Tipton and Donnie
Walden. He is survived by his best friend and companion, Toby; wife,
Debra Caton Walden of Carrollton; children: Jerry Walden, Jr. and his
wife, Libby, of Snellville, Georgia, Melissa “Missie” Walden of
Sevierville, Tennessee, Jeanne Walden Sims and her husband, Jimmy of
Monroe, Georgia, and Lori Walden Gaylord of Wendell, North Carolina;
sisters: Shirley Keesee of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Bobbie Clayton,
and her husband, Edward, of Lenoir City, Tennessee; brother: Billy King,
Jr. of Knoxvill
e, Tennessee; nine grandchildren: Stephanie Walden, Sabrina Allen,
Joshua Walden, Mandy Jenes, Christopher McKenzie, Becca McKenzie, Nathan
Jackson, David Jackson, and Sara Jackson; four great, grandchildren;
and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted on Aug. 15, from Martin & Hightower
Heritage Chapel with Rev. Vincent Dortch officiating.
In accordance with his wishes, the body will be
cremated following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family request
memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, reference
Lung Cancer, www.americansociety.com or 1-800-227-2345.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.martin-hightower.com. Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel of Carrollton has charge of the arrangements.