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Service for Carl Raymond Walden, Sr. will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 at Miracles Of Love Church, burial will follow at Lone Chapel Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Monday, August 21, from 1pm-8pm with family receiving visitors from 6pm-8pm. Carl passed away on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. He was 83.
Born Dec. 2, 1933 in Chelsea, Okla. to Robert Thomas and Nancy Lizabeth (Bickford) Walden, Carl attended South Branch School between Adair and Foyil. His family moved to Texas and later he met Betty Ann Usher. The couple was married on May, 20, 1952 and they made their home in Texas. In 1977 the couple moved to Oklahoma and Chelsea has been home since.
Carl worked as a roofer and a welder for a time before he began a career in industrial insulation.
He worked for the Local Insulators #64 until his retirement. Hobbies included hunting and fishing and spending time with his family. He recently enjoyed helping his grandson with the building of his home. Carl also welded for fun and made many things for his family.
Those family members that survive include his wife Betty of their home; his children Robert Walden and wife Diane of Ft. Smith, Wanda Mooney and husband Mickey of Big Cabin, Carl Walden, Jr. and wife Carol of Chelsea and Cindy Rainwater and husband Anthony of Pryor; siblings Johnny Walden, Roy Walden, Troy Walden all of Chelsea, Danny Walden of Joplin, Myrl Walden of Austin, Texas, Eugene Walden also of Chelsea, Pauline Clifton of Humble, Texas, Ada Jo Maner of Pryor and Sharon Walden Barnes also of Chelsea; 11 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Brothers Ray Walden, Buster Walden, James Walden, Elmer Walden and Little Jerry Walden and sister Little Mae Walden.
View and sign Carl's online tribute at http://www.mmsfuneralhomes.com/
Published on August 21, 2017
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