Thomas Walden of Wayne

Thomas Walden, 80, of Wayne, WV, went home to be with the Lord on August 1, 2011. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday, August 5, 2011, at Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Preacher Russ Jordan. Burial will be in Woodmere Memorial Park. He was born January 30, 1931, in Huntington, WV, a son of the late William and Effie Mae Adkins Walden. He was a member of Guyandotte Church of Christ. Tom loved the Lord and was inspirational in bringing people to Christ. He was preceded in death by three brothers; his son-in-law and fishing buddy, Darrell Hammond. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Betty Jane Baker Walden; three sons and daughters-in-law, Tom Jr. (Lois) Walden, Jerry (Katy) Walden, and David (Marybeth) Walden; four daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie (Larry) Hagley, Jeannie Walden, Teresa Walden, and Sandra (Keith) Swathwood; one brother, Raymond Walden; four granddaughters, Sabrina, Jerri Marie, Abigail, and Cassie; one grandson, Jacob; one great granddaughter, Kylie. Tom will be truly missed by his family and friends and especially by “Spunky.” But Tom is the lucky one, he knows what Heaven is like. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville. Condolences may be expressed to the family at