Funeral services will be held 10 am., Saturday Februaury 2, 2013 at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Tim Mitchell and Rev. Billy Boles will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 pm., Friday at Keahey Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Stone Lake Gardens Cemtery.
Wife, Vela Garrett Walden of Andalusia
Sons, Jeffery Earl Walden of Enterprise
Keith (Susie) Walden of Andalusia
Step son, Wade (Cindy) Garrett of Andalusia
Sister, Jeanette Evans of Autaugaville
6 Grandchildren, Blake Walden, Michael Paul Walden, Todd Walden,
Daniel Walden, Matthew Walden, Megan Gantt
4 Great Grandchildren, Mason Walden, Peyton Walden,
Anna Belle Gantt, Abigail Gantt
Mr. was preceded in death by his son, Howard Walden Jr. and his first wife, Jerri Ann Walden.
Howard was a man of great Faith in His Lord. Though a great and accomplished business man, Above all else in this world, Howard loved his family. He loved people, and finally he loved his work. He spent his professional life in the insurance business where he excelled, because of his love of people. He was a kind and generous man, one of the Greatest Generation and he exemplified the traits that made his generation great. He was a man of “uncommon” common courtesy, always courteous and polite, constantly thanking anyone for even the smallest things they did for him.
Howard had a beautiful voice and loved to share it with those around him and to offer praise to His Lord. Many will recall his singing of “The Lord’s Prayer”, especially his Brother Mason’s, of which he was a member for over fifty years. He loved attending church and his church family.
He had many friends, but one special friend, Rex Jones, who helped him in his final years by visiting as often as possible. Rex would come by and he and Howard would laugh and cut up and “swap stories” about “the good ole days” and enjoy each other’s company.
Above all, Howard loved His Lord!