Retired U.S. Army Master Sgt. DarrellÂ Lewis Walden died at his home in Benton, on Nov. 27.Â He was born May 10, 1940. in Bauxite to the late Ed and Nedgie Croxton Walden.
Darrell retired to Benton following a career in explosive ordnance disposal in the U.S. Army, during which he traveled the world with various government officials as part of their guard detachments.Â He served in this capacity during the Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter debate in San Francisco.
Darrell was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Bruce Walden. He will be missed by his many friends and loved ones for his dry wit, his love for all kinds of music, and his willingness to help whenever needed.
He is survived by his wife, Maizie Spickard Walden of Benton; daughters, Elaine Muzny and husband Mike of Hot Springs, Kara Gaye Skarda of Benton and Laura Walden of Los Angeles; a brother, John Dale Walden of Glendale, Ariz.; a sister, Betty Walker of Benton; a grandson, Grant Muzny and wife Candace of Hot Springs; and a granddaughter, Lauren Roberts and husband Ryan of Bryant; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral service is scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Ashby Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery.
Visitation is set from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday before service time.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.