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Carrol Walden

June 10, 1935 — January 24, 2021

Paducah

Carrol Edward Walden passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at Baptist Health Paducah.

Carrol was born on June 10, 1935 in West McCracken County to the late William Cletus (Sug) and Ruth Walden. Carrol served in the Army National Guard for 20 years where he earned the rank of Captain. He retired from Henry A. Petter Supply after 44 years of service. The most important thing in Carrol’s life was his family. He loved them unconditionally with every part of his being. He had a zest for life, always a smile, loved people and they loved him. He had a joke for every occasion. He was a member of Broadway United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Vicki; son, Dr. William Walden (Joanie); granddaughter, Dr. Alexa Walden French (Tom); grandson, William Walden II; two step daughters, Dawn Evans (Barbara) and Lauri Jo Thompson (Steve); step-grandchildren, Dr. Megan Durham, Andrew Durham, Ryne Thompson and Ella Thompson; sisters, Phyllis Williams and Karen Jewell (Dave); nephews, Larry Stewart (Janet), Brian Jewell (Laura), Brad Jewell, Brett Jewell (Kelly), Bryan Quinnelly (Diana); niece, Susan Quinnelly Kerkhof (Michael).

Preceding him in death were his first wife, Betty Quinnelly Walden; parents, Cletus and Ruth Walden; infant brother, Randall Martin Walden.

Services will be held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, January 30, 2021 at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev. Todd Hawkins officiating. Burial will follow at Maplelawn Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until service time of 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2021, at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, January 30, 2021

10:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern time)

Milner & Orr Funeral Home

120 Memorial Dr, Paducah, KY 42001

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Starts at 12:00pm (Eastern time)

Milner & Orr Funeral Home

120 Memorial Dr, Paducah, KY 42001

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Interment

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Starts at 12:30pm (Eastern time)

Maplelawn Park Cemetery, Paducah

KY

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