Eddie Lee Walden, 77, of Niota, passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2022 after a sudden illness, with his daughters at his side.
He was preceded in death by parents Kermit Edgar Walden and Vera May Walden, wife Audrie Lea Morrow Walden, brothers Cliff Walden, Ray Walden, and Nick and sister-in-law Billie Walden.
A native and lifelong resident of Niota, Eddie was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. He started Walden Trucking, which he retired from in 2014 to spend time growing acres of watermelons with his grandkids, and refurbishing cars. A dedicated, kind and generous father, grandfather, husband, brother, and friend, he will be missed by all whose lives he touched.
He was survived by
Two daughters and sons-in-law, Janet Walden-West and husband, Steven of Niota, Amy Cooley and husband, Jamey of Niota;
Four grandchildren: Aleisha Womac, Connor West, Brendan West, and Austin Cooley;
Honorary daughter and son-in-law Carol Watts Howell and Jeff Howell, and honorary daughter Tina Ledford;
Sister and Brother-in-law Linda and Lee Johnson;
Brothers and sisters-in-law Troy Walden and Margaret Walden, David and Martha Walden, Mike Walden;
Sister-in-law JoAnn Walden;
Nephew Clifford Allan Walden and Sonya Walden, Jerry Anderson, Brian Walden, Darryl and Sandra Walden, Barry and Heather Walden, Keith and Gidget Walden, Gary Walden, Allen Walden, Jason Walden, Jonathon Walden;
Nieces Diane King and husband Rex, Brenda Walden, Tina Cornett, Rebecca Hickman; Many dear friends and extended family.
Funeral Services will be at 7:00 PM Thursday, March 24, 2022 at Ziegler Funeral Home with Pastor David Walden officiating.
Burial and graveside services will be held Friday, March 25, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Niota Cemetery.
Nephews and friends will be serving as pallbearers.
Family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Thursday at Zeigler’s Funeral Home
If you cannot attend the visitation and funeral service, you can sign the online guest registry at www.zieglerfuneralhome.com
Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Eddie Lee Walden.
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