RON WALDEN- age 73 of Lebanon passed away on Friday, June 26, 2020 at his residence. He was preceded in death by his father, Oliver Wayne Walden.
He is survived by mother, Evelyn Walden; wife of 48 years, Ann Walden; sons, John (fiancé, Camille Burdine) Walden and their children, Jackson Burdine, Parker Walden, Walker Burdine, Karli Walden, and David (Mandi) Walden and their children, Isabel, Sam and Luke Walden; daughter, Rachel (Nathan) East and their children, Drew, Jack and Hudson East; sister, Donna (Paul) Salazar; and numerous other loving family members.
Mr. Walden was a 1964 graduate of Smyrna High School. He served his country in the Army from 1966-1969, afterwards he attended MTSU and Memphis State to study business. He had a career as a salesman for 33 years from 1977-2010 for Nashville Dental. He served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and youth director at Cumberland Presbyterian Church and was a member of First United Methodist Church.
He enjoyed playing golf, traveling, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He had a generous heart, loved people and helping others who were less fortunate.
There will be a private family graveside service. Pallbearers will be Nathan East, Rod Goodner, Bill Goodner, Jack Goodner, Matt Goodner, Tom Goodner, Parker Walden and Drew East.
The family of Mr. Walden understands that due to the current restrictions regarding large gatherings, many who wish to show their love & support in person will be unable to do so. Therefore, they would like to express their sincere gratitude for all the thoughts and prayers extended to them at this time. We encourage you to leave condolences to the family at www.partlowchapel.com
Mrs. Walden and her family wanted to express their sincere appreciation for all the acts of kindness shown to them. A special thank you to Alive Hospice, caregivers, friends, family, children, grandchildren, and her brothers and sister for their love and support.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Habitat for Humanity, First United Methodist Church, or the charity of your choice.
PARTLOW FUNERAL CHAPEL is in care of arrangements. 615-444-7007.
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