Paul L. Walden, 95, passed away Thursday, November 8th, 2018 at his home. He was born February 28, 1923 in Lyles Station, Indiana as a twin of Paris E. Walden born to Reacie and Ulysses Walden. Paul lived in Princeton and Lyles Station most of his life while also living in Indianapolis and Pimento, Indiana during his younger years.
Paul attended Lyles Station and Crispus Attics schools. After graduating from high school, he entered the United States Navy serving in World War II. After he returned from serving his country, he worked on the farm, at Emge Packing Co. in Fort Branch, at the Shipyards building the LST. In 1948, he started working for International Harvester in Evansville where he worked for nine years. He started working for Whirlpool in Evansville in 1957 and worked there thirty-one years. He retired in 1987. During his retirement he enjoyed spending time with his wife, Nancy (Tucker) Walden, whom he was married to for 66 years. He and Nancy had eight children. During the rest of his retirement years he enjoyed reading the Bible, watching Christian television, and visiting and talking with family and friends. He cherished his time he had with his dogs Queen and Lu Lu.
Paul was a member of Tower Heights Church of God in Princeton. He was active in the church for many years. He served on various boards and loved ushering.
Paul is survived by three daughters, Celesta Malone (Ronald), Paulette Tamaya, and Alfrieda Lawrence (Henry), all of Indianapolis, Indiana; two sons, Clarence “CW” Walden (Isa) and Jonathan Walden (Cheryl) of Princeton, Indiana; brother, Billy Walden of Evansville; sister, Lila Shomate of Princeton; 16 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Nancy (Tucker) Walden; sons, Eric Walden and Dennis Walden; daughter, Elizabeth Walden Wiggins; brothers, Grant Walden; twin, Paris E. Walden; and sisters, Celeste Walden and Wilma Williams.
A Funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton officiated by Elder William Simmons. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Patoka. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 PM Tuesday at the Funeral Home. Military graveside services will be provided by the Retired Military Veterans.
For those who wish, memorial contributions will be given to Tower Heights Church of God, 2005 Keystone Dr, Princeton, IN 47670 in Paul's memory. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Colvin Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements for Mr. Walden.
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