Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 2:00 P.M.
Richard Walden, age 70 of Somerset, Kentucky, passed from this life on Friday, July 23, 2021 at Hospice of Lake Cumberland.
He was born on December 27, 1950 in Somerset, son of Pauline Lockard Walden and the late R B Walden.
He was a retired dairy farmer and a Vietnam Veteran proudly serving his country in the United States Army. He was a graduate of Burnside High School Class of 1968, a member of Hightop Baptist Church in Keavy, KY, a member of VFW #269 Warriors Roost Shopville, a member of American Legion Post #38 Somerset, former Pastor of Sunrise Baptist Church and Canaan Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, riding his four wheeler, and taking his dog “Lady” for her daily ride.
He was preceded in death by his father.
He is survived by his wife Betty Jane Walden, whom he married on September 5, 1968 in Jamestown, TN; sons, Rick Walden of Eubank and Kelly Joe Walden of Somerset; mother, Pauline Walden of Eubank; brother, Paul Walden (Judy) of Muncie, IN; grandchildren, Jared Walden (Ashley Ping), Jordan Walden (Naresa), Shawna Walden-Vanhook (Cain Rodriguez); great-grandchildren, Jax Walden, Preston Vanhook, Weston Vanhook, Gracelyn Vanhook; sisters-in-law, Barbara Woods of Somerset, Audrey Sutton of Clarksville, TN, and Carol Ann Lovell of Tateville; brothers-in-law, Jimmy Lovell (Ruby) of Bedford, IN and Jerry Lovell of Bloomington, IN.
Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at Southern Oaks Funeral Home with funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Ogle and Bro. Zandell Hasty officiating. Burial will be in New Bronston Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jordan Walden, Jared Walden, Cain Rodriguez, Gavin Watkins, Danson Barron, and Dalton Barron. Full Military Honors will be provided by American Legion Post #38 Honor Guard.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Richard Walden.