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Obituary - George Walden

George Walden Jr., 73, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, in a local hospital. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, he retired as Sergeant from the Chattanooga Police Department where he served on Patrol and Investigations and also founded the Mounted Horse Patrol. He was a Korean War veteran serving in the U.S. Marine Corp. and was a member of Ooltewah Baptist Church and the Ernest Hale Sunday School Class. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Louise Smith Walden Sr.; and a brother, William "Billy" Franklin Smith. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, JoAnn Walden; three daughters, Kimberly Louise Callaway and husband, Larry, Ringgold, Ga., Lisa Joan Hale and husband, Martin, Ooltewah and Pearl May Walden Day, Ooltewah; two sons, George Perry Walden and wife Beverly, Ooltewah, and Michael Stacy Walden and wife, Amy, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four sisters, Bobbie Fay Stover, Harrison, Karen Huffman, Chattanooga, Helen Cox, Chickamauga, Ga., and Carolyn Smith, Rossville.

In 2007, Walden directed WGC He’s Wild Eyed & Wicked to blue ribbon honors at the Tri-State Benefit show in Cleveland, Tenn.

Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Tony Delong, the Rev. Steve Gilbert and Minister John Cup officiating.


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