On the eve of Thursday, July 11, 2019, the Lord said to William “Man” Paul Walden, it’s time to come home. Man (as he was known) at the age of 62 walked through the gates to Heaven leaving his home in Kimball, TN. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Long Island Baptist Church in Long Island, AL.
Man loved and was a huge fan of the Tennessee Volunteers with his favorite colors being Orange and White. You could always hear him saying “Go Big Orange”. He loved and treasured all his family and friends. Man was a true Marion County Warrior fan along with loving all sports from t-ball to pro-ball and everything in between.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Margaret Beeler Walden; his son, Paul David Walden; brother, Gary “Gator” Walden; and sister, Catherine Gallaway.
Those left to cherish his memories are his wife, Debbie Alder Walden of 11 years but love of his life since 1997; daughter Paula Walden Shepard (Beron); brothers, James Walden (Veda), R.D. Walden (Tammy), George Walden (Kathy); sisters, Naomi White, Dorothy Ridley (Gene); Margaret Phillips (Dan), Sharon Manasco (Phillip); grandchildren, Avery and Cayla Shepard along with a host of nieces and nephews.
The family will have visitations on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm and Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm CDT at Tate Funeral Home in Jasper, Tennessee.
The funeral will be conducted in the Chapel of Tate Funeral Home on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 3:00 pm with Pastor David Marona officiating.
Man will be laid to rest at Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens following the funeral services.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Tate Funeral Home, 950 Mel Dixon Lane, Jasper, TN 37347, 423-942-9500.
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