Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Crestwood Chapel for Mr. Garry "Don" Harden, 75, Sand Rock, formerly of Gadsden, who died Saturday, June 14. Chris and Alan Ragan will officiate. Burial will be in Turkey Town Methodist Church Cemetery. Crestwood Funeral Home is in charge of services.
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Don loved the outdoors and all it had to offer. He loved fishing, raising game chickens, gardening, NASCAR and Alabama football. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to all and will be dearly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mattie Harden; sisters, Opal Ridgeway, Mary Joyce King and Willa Dean Tousey.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sue Harden; sons, Gary Dewayne (Pamela), Andy (Marla), Ronny and his fiancée, Jessica, Barry Harden and chosen sons Mark Garrard and Lamar Ragan; and sister, Sue Bolding; as well as a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Special thanks to the doctors and emergency and MICU staff of Gadsden Regional Medical Center, especially Stacy and Amber.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 this evening.
Crestwood Memorial Funeral Home - Gadsden
2209 East Broad Street Gadsden, AL 35903
Published in The Gadsden Times on June 16, 2014