James Edward (Edd) Walden, age 75, of Jacksboro, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 28, 2018. He was a member of Indiana Avenue Baptist Church for 40+ years. Edd enjoyed teaching Sunday School in the youth department for 16 years and in the adult men’s class for 20 years. He enjoyed singing in the church choir. Edd had a heart for missions and was called to minister in Honduras, Utah, Arizona, Mexico, South Africa, and Haiti. He was an active member of the Gideons for 41 years.
Edd was a pharmacist who owned and operated Walden Drugs for 21 years and worked at CVS for 18 years.
He is preceded in death by his father, Hansford Walden, and brother, Jerry Lee Walden and grandparents, Charlie and Nancy Walden and Kelley and Hattie Ayers of Pioneer.
He is survived by mother, Flossie Walden; wife, Joyce Chadwell Walden; sons, Michael Walden and wife DeAnna of LaFollette, Brian Walden and wife Rhonda, of Knoxville, Jeremy Walden and wife Kristi, of Knoxville; brothers, RL Walden and wife Faye, of LaFollette, Don Walden and wife Donna, of Williamsburg, Kentucky, Roger Walden and wife Margie of Pioneer, sister, Joyce Johnson and husband Gary of Jacksboro; grandchildren, Branden Cox and wife Heather, Dayne Walden, Dylan Walden and wife Kira, Dalton Rains, Abby and Reece Walden, Reagan and Olivia Walden, and great grand-children Mason, Canaan and Hunter; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 pm on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at Indiana Avenue Baptist Church with funeral to follow. Rev. Mark Partin and Rev. Delmus Bruce will be officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:00 am on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Martin Wilson Funeral Home and go in funeral procession to Powell Valley Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Gideons International of LaFollette or to Indiana Avenue Baptist Church Mission Fund.
Mr. Walden’s guestbook may be viewed at martinwilsonfuneralhome.com
Arrangements by Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”