Reverend Everett Walden, 71, Maryville, Missouri, died Friday, February 10, 2012, at St Francis Hospital, Maryville, Missouri.
He was born February 2, 1941 in Pulaski County, Kentucky, the son of the late Elmer Ray and Helen Maxine (Yanders) Walden.
A veteran serving in the United States Army from 1961-63 he was honorably discharged at the rank of E5.
Everett married Lenna Mae Flynn, March 3, 1964 in Tennessee.
After working in a steel mill for several years Everett was called to the Gospel Ministry. His schooling included Missouri Baptist College, St. Louis, MO, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, and Doctorate degree from Luther Rice Seminary, Jacksonville, Florida. Everett served as a Southern Baptist Pastor and Director of Missions for over forty years in Indiana, South Dakota, and Missouri before retiring. He also served as a hospital chaplain in various hospitals and had previously served as chaplain for Troop H, of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
While living in Edina, Missouri, Everett served as Director of Missions for the Mt. Salem Wyaconda- Baptist Association from 1979-1984 before moving to Maryville, Missouri.
He was a member of Laura Street Baptist Church, Maryville.
Everett and Lenna were former owners of the Cardinal Inn and owned and managed several properties in the Maryville area.
Preceding him in death were his parents, one daughter Lisa Mae Walden, brother Robert Walden and infant brother and sister William and Christine Walden.
Survivors include: wife Lenna Walden, of the home, two sons Douglas (Theresa) Cummins, Maryville, Everett Ray (Cindy Crabtree) Walden Jr., Salem, MO, three brothers, Kenny Walden, Elizabethtown, KY, Walter Walden and Ronnie Walden, Bronston, KY, six grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Family Visitation: 5-6 PM, Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the Price Funeral Home, Maryville, MO. Funeral Services: 10 AM, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 at Laura Street Baptist Church, Maryville. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Maryville.
Memorials may be made to Grand Oaks Baptist Camp, Chillicothe, MO