OBITUARY

Walter Golden

August 3, 1929October 8, 2013
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Walter Golden, 84, of Ooltewah, passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2013.

He was born and raised in Old Hickory, Tennessee where he graduated from DuPont High School and attended MTSU. Mr. Golden proudly served in the U.S. Army as a Staff Sergeant at the U.S. Embassy in London from 1952-1954 during the Korean War. He worked at AT&T and retired after 31 years of service. He moved to Ooltewah 14 years ago.

He was a member of the Ooltewah United Methodist Church and the Old Hickory Bunch.

Walter enjoyed fishing, camping, boating, reading, traveling and especially going to the beach. He thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the beach watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren play. He was a gentle, kind hearted and loving man. If you knew him, you loved him.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 49 years and eight months, Donna Rives Golden. They shared each other’s joys and wept each other’s tears. He is also survived by four daughters, Cathy Hill, Franklin, TN, Connie Clemmons, Old Hickory, TN, Lisa Clements (Jay), Ooltewah, TN and Leah Malloy (Ken), Hopkinsville, KY; ten wonderful grandchildren, Tonya Harper (Brian), Todd Carpenter (Annalise), Amy Lewis (Todd), Alison Prewitt (Russell), Jonathan Clemmons, Michael and Casey Malloy, Drew, Reid and Caroline Clements; ten precious great-grandchildren, Alec, Ella and Maddie Carpenter, Colin, Cathleen and Camille Harper, Hallie and Amelia Lewis, Lottie and Rhett Prewitt and a wonderful great-great-grandson, Henry Carpenter. He also leaves behind his beloved dog Taffy.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association at americanheart.org or to the building fund at Ooltewah United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Valley View Chapel with Pastors Dwight Kilbourne and Will Conner officiating. Entombment will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be, Jay Clements, Ken Malloy, Bill Smith, James Franklin, Don Wescott, Ben Denton, Bob Schoenbachler, Raymond Turner, Charles Carver, Georg Offschanka, David Rives, Jimmy Holmes, Stan Bailey, Todd Lewis, Brian Harper, Retired Co-Workers from AT&T and the Old Hickory Bunch.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. til the time of service on Saturday at the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 12, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, October 11, 2013
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Walter Golden

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Margret (Gwaltney)Moore

November 1, 2013

I have lots of great memories of fun times past with all of your family. so sorry about Walter. have been thinking about you. love to you all.

October 25, 2013

The Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Pop was a great man, he was always kind and he loved us all very much and all of us loved him too.......He shared his chair with us and his house. Amen

Cathleen Harper

October 24, 2013

Pop was the best grandfather a boy could hope for.

Todd Carpenter

Patrick & Nancy Hosey

October 12, 2013

Dear Donna Mae, Family and Friends,
We are saddened for the loss of your dear Husband, Father and friend. We will also feel your sadness and will be offering prayers for Walter, you and your family. I pray that our dear Lord will give you peace and understanding.

SHIRLEY JONES

October 11, 2013

DONNA, I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR OF WALTER'S PASSING. I KNOW HE WAS A WONDERFUL HUSBAND AND GREAT DAD. YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYS

October 11, 2013

So sorry for your loss. He was a great guy and I enjoyed working with him in Nashville. I know he will be greatly missed. His memories will live on. God bless and RIP Walter.
Amy Stewart

tonya harper

October 10, 2013

tonya harper

October 10, 2013

tonya harper

October 10, 2013

October 10, 2013

Remembering 185 2nd av North, Western Electric days, Great times,
May God peace and grace be with all at this time of loss. Dwane Hunter