Gerald Esco Carden age 92, of Lake City passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. Gerald was born on January 29, 1931 in Coal Creek, Tennessee to the late James and Edna Viles Carden. He served in WWII and was a proud Veteran of the United States Army.  After the military, Gerald worked at the Y12 National Security Complex. Gerald was of the Baptist faith and a long time member of Clear Branch Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon and Choir Director. Gerald loved hunting and fishing when he was able to. He is preceded in death by: Parents: James and Edna Viles Carden, Wife: Jean Duff Carden, Brothers: Clyde, Roy, Elmo, Carl, Ralph, and Lawrence Carden, and Sisters: Alene Bradley, Grace Rogers, Carrie Myers, and Lassie Massengill.

Gerald is survived by:

Daughters               Linda Owen & Gordon

                                Pat Carden

                               Melissa Wilson & Gregg

Brother                   Glen Carden

Grandchildren        Michael Owen & Lisa 

                               Mark Owen

                               Adam Wilson & Amy

                               Jered Wilson & Meghan

                              Colbi Wilson & Abby

                               Malory and Ashlee Hood, Josh Colvin

Great Grandchildren    Marcus Owen

                                     Andrew, Aden, Julianna, Madeleine, Bowen, Elanor, Josiah, and Reece Wilson

And a host of other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations may be made to Clear Branch Baptist Church in his loving memory.

Visitation: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sunday, May 14, 2023 at Clear Branch Baptist Church in Lake City.

Funeral Service: 5:00 PM, Sunday, May 14, 2023 at Clear Branch Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Norton officiating.

A graveside service will be held at the Leach Cemetery following the funeral service on Sunday, May 14, 2023 with Military Honors presented by the Campbell County Honor Guard.

One Reply to “Gerald Esco Carden age 92, of Lake City”

  1. Gerald was one a kind. He was like a great uncle to our family. He sure loved our mother Mary’s cooking, too!
    So sorry for your loss. But he’s no longer in pain from anything. Love you Patty.

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