Tilford Bruce Harden

May 18, 1952October 15, 2020

Tilford Bruce Harden, 68 of Nashville died Thursday, October 15, 2020 in I. U. Health, Hospice House. He was born May 18, 1952 in Nashville to Thirston Harden and Sarah L. Spicer Harden. He was a maintenance man at Abe Martin Lodge.

Survivors include a brother, Marshall (Dalene) Harden of Solsberry; two sisters, Miriam (William) Altop of Bloomington and Almeda Harris of Morgantown; a sister-in-law, Jo Harden; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Thurston, Paul, Charles, Richard “Dick” and Dale Harden; and three sisters, Christina Reynolds, Mary Alice Elliott and Louetta Reynolds.

Tilford was a United States Navy Veteran and enjoyed spending time outdoors.

There will be a gathering of family and friends on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM in Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home, 1682 State Road 135 North, Nashville. Funeral Services are scheduled for Tuesday at 2:00 PM in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Green Valley Cemetery.

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  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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Laura Young

October 24, 2020

All of us with TRIAD were glad to know Bruce and visit with him. We are sorry for your loss.
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Tommy Simmons

October 21, 2020

Bruce was so friendly . I've known him for close to 30 years now. Each time he'd see me he would always tell me to get a haircut 😓

Loraine Flagg

October 19, 2020

So sorry to hear of Bruce,s passing,he was one of the sweetest man I got to know, I was blessed to have him as a friend,he would go out of his way to help me or my sister and he always found a way to make your day better, I hope he is at peace and know he will always be in my prayers. Loraine Flagg and Wanda Reding

Diane Percifield Favors

October 19, 2020

Bruce, was so sorry to hear of your passing. You were one of a kind, kindest person I’ve ever known. We grew up as Townies together, will sure miss conversations with you

Linda rothbauer

October 18, 2020

So sorry for everyone's loss . I did the lodges gardens for seventeen years and he was always ready to help me with whatever I might ask . Always ready to make me laugh , especially if I didn't want to . Nashville will be empty without him .

Paul Bailey

October 17, 2020

Bruce you were always a Good Friend of mine from the first day my deceased brother Mike introduced me to you in Nashville . The last time we met was at Brownies having breakfast. We had a Great Catching up conversation and talked about Mike that day too .I was around 13 years old when we met and I have never forget how cool of a friend you were .Rest Easy up there in Heaven and maybe you and Mike can have some more Good ole times . Love ya buddy.

Chad Kritzer

October 17, 2020

I love this man. He was the kindest man. Always had a good thing to say and always had a joke or some kind of wit that would put a smile on your face. Bruce, I will miss running into you in town and our conversations. Thank you for the memories!

John Hardin

October 16, 2020

Always had a smile and never ever heard him say a bad word about anyone, always liked sitting and talking and laughing with him, love you Tilford

Carolyn Kritzer

October 16, 2020

I worked with Bruce for 20 years at Abe Martin Lodge. He was the kindest sweetheart of a man, he was considerate, he was funny and I always had a place in my heart for him. When I would bump into him in town we always had a hug, a smile, and a good "catching up" conversation. He always wished me well. He made me smile. I am so very sorry for the loss of this fine man and my prayers are with his family.
Sometimes I would bring hamburger into work, and I would cook it in one of the banquet rooms, making "homemade" white castles, and I could always depend on Bruce to be there to eat one, or two, and just have such wonderful conversation. He was a good friend to everyone and did a fine job. Bruce, you will never ever be forgotten or out of my heart.


October 16, 2020

I always enjoyed seeing Tiford out & about in Nashville. We had a lively back & forth conversation whenever I saw him. He & my mom were friends also. He always was a kind & gentle soul. My condolences go out to the family, especially Almeda.


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