James W. Walden, Sr

Mr. James W. Walden, Sr. age 78 of Manchester, Tennessee passed away Monday evening, March 21, 2011at his home with his family by his side. He was a retired carpenter and Baptist minister. A native of South Pittsburg he was born on October 24, 1932, a son of the late Jake and Lorene Scott Walden and was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Marie Walden in 2007. Mr. Walden was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran..

Survivors include his wife, Elsie Smith Walden, Manchester; children, James, Jr."Dooner"(Ann) Walden, Jasper, Janice (Houston) Ward, Flowood. MS, Sherry (Danny) Fults, Tracy City, Sandra Smartt, Manchester, Jeff Walden, Tullahoma, Billy (Valerie) Walden, Ft. Belvoir, VA; step-daughter, Debbie (Mickey) Zerio, Hartford, Conn.; niece, Bessie (Mark) Moran; great niece, Trish Anthony; 13 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 4 step-great-grandchildren and 1 step- great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were 2:00 P.M. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Matthew Meeks and Reverend Richard Williams officiating.. Burial was in Orme Mountain Cemetery, South Pittsburg with military honors. The family received friends 4-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Arrangements were by Cumberland Funeral Home, 207 Mabee Avenue, Monteagle, Tennessee, 931-924-2381.